:: finally, I’ve cracked the homemade digestive! Wholemeal and oats, a hint of sweetness, thin and crisp. Next time I’m adding poppy seeds, black pepper and rosemary. Julian says if I insist, I’ll have to bake two batches ’cause he’s happy just the way these are.
:: Sweetpea’s gardening. I suppose we really were asking for it, leaving the wheelbarrow full of hay in the back garden. Now 1/3 of it’s strewn across the lawn. I kind of like it – makes me feel wonderfully rural.
:: look at this! wee tomatoes! We’re hoping to build some raised beds out of pallets (thrifted from the roadside of course – already got two waiting) for our sun soaked driveway and there will be a whole bed devoted to tomatoes – with basil and marigolds tossed in as well. We’re hoping for a serious tomato harvest this year. I want to eliminate as many shop bought tins of tomatoes from our larder as possible – the food miles are hideous.
:: and these wee flowers – they belong to our second year raspberry canes. egads! does this mean we may have a handful of raspberries this year. This needs some serious research. Berry growing seems to be some form of alchemy.
:: and I’ve re-hung my chicken teatowel curtain from our long ago house in Norman Park. I found it last week in a box in the garage – it’s so warm and cheery, and just made for glowing in the daylight saving / late afternoon sun. And those chickens … well, there will hopefully be some more realistic versions doing their thing in the back corner of our garden very soon :-) Oh my goodness – I do declare there is such spring excitement here in Bootville.