It feels so good to be officially on holiday at last! I slept until 9am this morning 😲 Not like me at all so I must have needed it. The weather forecast was sunny for today (still a bit chilly at 11C) so I'd planned to be in the garden. But in my sleepy state I reached into the bathroom cupboard and somehow managed to accidently touch my safety razor (the irony!!) and taken a huge chunk of skin off my middle finger. Several hours later it's still bleeding and very nippy! 😬 Best to keep it out the dirt then especially as I don't have any plasters to cover it. *adds first aid supplies to shopping list*
I was thrilled to see that my asparagus has survived since planting last year. 4 of the 5 crowns have started to produce spears so I harvested a few (you can take 50% in the second year). Next year I should be able to harvest freely 😋
Still 3 left on that crown to develop strong roots for next year!!
So I made myself a wee omelette for lunch. Eggs, asparagus and leeks all home grown with peppers and broccoli (hopefully grow these this year) and a sprinkling of goats cheese. Unless I can find a way to keep a goat in my back garden, I'll just have to keep buying cheese!! 🐐
Being able to eat what I produce myself is a great feeling and it's given me the motivation to get cracking with my seed planning and planting. Even though the weather forecast is snow(!) on Monday, I'm hoping to spend much of my 2 week holiday outside in the garden or on the plot.
The wee video yesterday shows my 'new to me' shed and slabs. It's amazing what you can find for cheap or free if you're willing to put some time and effort in. Luckily I had help as there's no way I would have been able to do it by myself. I still need to paint the shed and fill/repair some wee cracks in the wood before Winter. I got some cheap metal shelves from B&Q for inside so it's starting to look organised.
One more day of self isolation then I'm free to leave the house 👍