I was presented with 4 of them from the greenhouse to try.
I will be saving seeds from one of them and treating them all with respect and caution.
My new Sourdough was split and fed this morning and started to bubble immediately, it is loving the warm days.
The greenhouse is completely finished now and gleaming in the sunlight. The heat builds up in here fast.
I would have preferred safety glass but had polycarbonate in case Ben runs into it, he does chase the odd squirrel.
Today was World Peace day and Gratitude Day, well I am grateful that my day has been peaceful.
Ben and I have found another footpath, we had to climb up a very steep incline but someone has put steps in to make it easier. I still managed to build up a fair head of steam. After following for quite a way we came to a double fence, one either side of a stream with a stile on each side. I decided that hauling Ben over these would have to wait for another day but we will do it as I want to know where it goes to.
I spent a couple of hours forking over a wide bed in the garden, it will reap the benefit of some well rotted manure tomorrow (I am reaping the benefit now and am glowing) and will be ready for my greedy squash plants next year.
I have changed my mind about the planting site for the fruit trees and will be marking out circles and getting the holes dug tomorrow, these will also get some manure.
My reasons to be grateful do not need numbering today, there are too many. I am grateful for the wonderful are that I live in, to all the many friendly people who I share it with. To those who work to keep it lovely and those whose gardens give splashes of colour and fragrance for all to enjoy. I am also grateful to all of you who read my ramblings.
My heartfelt thanks go to Michael, who battled with incomprehensible instructions to build my greenhouse after he had levelled the ground and then moved stacks of heavy slabs of slate to build my steps.
Maggie is in line for gratitude as well for giving me a heap of seedlings from her well stocked garden.
I am off now to make tea, I am full to the gills with roast pork and all the rest that makes a good dinner. I hope you have all had as good a weekend as I have.