But it’s cold and I can’t seem to focus. Well –it’s not actually that cold – I’m just a bit of a sook today. To give me a tiny bit of credit, there was a frost this morning, but now the sun is out, shining its watery thin light through the clouds onto my desk as I sit here with a warm blanket over my knees and try to work. I’ve done a bit of work but maybe I should wrap up warm and head into the garden – that normally clears my head a little.
But it’s been a funny week weather wise. Even the weather people don’t seem to know what is going on because the three day forecast seems to change several times a day and the bright sunshine I was looking forward to yesterday didn’t happen, and the sunshine icon keeps being shuffled along further into the week. At this point Friday has the sunshine icon – but we will have to wait until Friday to see what actually happens. It’s all a bit crazy.
First there was so much rain that the garden was ankle deep in water, so any weekend gardening was out of the question. Which was fine, because the weekend was pretty full on with non-gardening activities.
Then came the fog. The Joeyosaurus had a rugby game on Saturday morning and as they are still only little chaps, they only play on a third of the field, yet the fog was so bad we couldn’t see across to the other side.
Next came the grey – go nowhere day that is neither warm nor really cold, but the kind of day you just settle down in front of the fire with a bowl of hot soup. This was a good day for the garden – not because I gardened, but because we came into the possession of some unusual trees. Hubby the Un-Gardeners parents arrived bearing gifts of the best kind – green ones! We received a coffee tree, a tea tree, a pine nut tree and a macadamia tree. I should probably spend this restless energy today finding out the best way to plant these to ensure a bountiful harvest when the time comes.
As I don’t really believe the weather report, and it’s not actually raining, and the ground has stopped making that sucking noise it makes as the water drains away, I should get out there and spend an hour or so, because this could be the nicest weather we get all week – who knows? But then again – it is a bit cold. Maybe I’ll just go out and have a quick look…
Ok I admit it. There is nothing like getting out there in the garden to shake the cobwebs out. I should have done it hours ago. Not only am I warmed up, I’m rearing to go. I dug over the old tomato bed – soon to be garlic and onion bed and was encouraged by what I found: Worms! Lots of worms. Which means the soil must be good. Although it was a little wet and claggy so I will need to deal with that, so my cloves don’t rot. But that is something for another day. For now I must get on to the inside task I was struggling with earlier.
Come again soon – my garden always needs something done – regardless of the weather.
Sarah the Gardener : o )