It was the most amazing day, blue skies that went forever, not a puff of wind and was even a little warm when you weren’t in the shade. But I had to do my inside book keeping thingy. The kids were making a good job of being free range and feral and making a bit of a mess and so the morning passed quickly.
Come lunch time I realised that all this gardening had caused a terrible situation in the kitchen. We were running out of things. We’d been nipping into town for things we needed, but I couldn’t remember the last time I’d done a big shop. The up side of this is we saved loads of money by not going shopping and making do with what we had. But the amount of things we had was dwindling down to the point where shopping was necessary.
The down side of this was I had to take the kids with me to the supermarket. This is never a good idea. I shop better alone! Things found their way into the trolley that would never have been there if it was just me. But the items did go a long way to assist with contented free range and feral kids.
Finally I was liberated from the mundane and able to get to my gardening. I wanted a chore that didn’t use muscles, so I chose to mow the orchard. The problem was, someone had used all the fuel and not refilled the can and Hubby the Un-Gardener had to take the car for a meeting in the city. Luckily he insisted there was enough time to refill the can, if I left immediately. So a quick dash into town and I was soon mowing up and down between the trees.
I had to use the lawn mower and not the ride on as the grass was too long, which was just as well as Hubby the Un-Gardener told me later that the ride on had a flat tire. For the record, mowing does use muscles – just not the same ones used in weeding. I ache in different places.
The sun began to set over the hill and I was forced to come back inside with the task only two thirds done. I thought I’d take a photo the next day to show you my progress, as with a day so gorgeous it is hard to imagine that the following day could be so very different. So you will have to take my word for how lovely it was.
I did bring back some old apples I found and will go on a mammoth juicing session and will freeze it all for a hot summer’s day.
Come again soon – I’m really making progress.
Sarah the Gardener : o )