My brassica garden is doing well. In the forefront are the kale seedlings, and most of the seeds which I planted germinated.
Further back in the garden bed are cauliflower seedlings and broccoli seedlings. At the time, I didn’t stick the little labels into the garden as our new puppy loved to pull them out and carry them proudly around the garden. I wish now that I had recorded which row was which in my notebook. Oh well, it will just have to be a surprise. I will need to thin them out soon, so we will be preparing another garden bed this month. We have the garden bed, we just need to assemble it and buy the soil.
We have planted a lemonade tree, close to the back door. A girlfriend has a lemonade tree, and she grows the juiciest lemons, so I have taken her lead and planted one of our own. The first week or so after planting, Mia tried daily to dig up the tree, however, I found that by putting some lawn cuttings around the base at mulch deterred her. In recent days, I have noticed some new foliage appearing, so it looks as though the tree is settling in well now.
My snow peas have germinated. I planted 8 and all germinated. Yesterday, I transplanted them to their new home, against the fence. I will be buying something like chicken wire so that I can trellis them up the fence.
My lettuce plants have kept me in salad for lunch each day, which I have been enjoying. I have now planted some more seeds, so that I can have a continuing supply during the coming months. I have also planted some english spinach seeds, so hopefully they will germinate and I will have some seedlings in a couple of weeks time.
My daughter and I enjoy baking together, and this is one of her favourite things to bake and eat – chocolate cake. Each time we make it, she becomes just that little more independent, so much so that she just about makes this herself, with me just supervising lightly.
While she was icing this cake solo, the cake tipped over, and ended up down the front of her dress! We laughed till we cried!
We have been looking for a great family table for our large dining area. Our little Ikea round table with 4 chairs has served us well, however we need a bigger table to accommodate our lifestyle of family and friend gatherings and a future addition or two to our family. We found this great table. It is Victorian Ash, and we hired a van, drove down to Sydney on the weekend and picked it up. It was preloved by this lovely couple on Sydney Harbour. They are retired and have moved to a smaller place, and this table didn’t fit in their smaller home. This furniture is very solid and beautifully made. The kind of furniture that we can have “forever”.
I am looking forward to many years of family and friends gathered around our table.