A quick and early post today. I have just returned from Shannon airport having dropped Jim off for a day trip to the UK for a meeting. I am going tonight, my plane leaves at 8pm. I think the plane I catch will be the one bringing Jim back! We'll probably pass on the corridor and wave through the glass. I have to leave the car in the car park for him or he won't get home.
Yesterday was another glorious day, warmer, if anything, than the days previously. Jim has hurt his back, probably too much mowing of the orchard the day before, so he's taking it a bit easy today. He did, however, clear out the shed, a much needed job to be done. It was getting to the stage where we couldn't find anything.
I managed to finish the vegetable plot at last and in the evening I made some ATCs. I have promised Stampmaiden some, so need to get a few done and have some for standby. I'm quite pleased with those I've done so far.
Jim had a little photo session in the orchard, so I'll post those for you. He also snapped me resting after my veg plot endeavours, with a cup of coffee.
This is the little wooded bit at the very bottom of the orchard
looking up towards the house
towards the top, bench to the left where we have tea!
Blackcurrant bushes and daffodils towards the top
One of the 2 old apple trees
the same apple tree from the side
That's our top barn to the left
Wigwam of raspberries. These are apricot colour but taste the same as red ones.
The bottom apple tree (right) surrounded by wild garlic, not yet in flower
Buster following Jim, how cool are his ears in this photo?
Here is the finished vegetable plot, all ready to be planted:
And here am I, the true gardener!I could have placed my rubber gloves a bit better!!
So I'll be away now until Tuesday, no doubt armed and dangerous with loads of photos of Jack and his pregnant mummy and Jason, my big son.