Gosh, how have we found ourselves here on the Eve of Christmas. This season has whizzed by in the whirl of excitement, anticipation, joy, busyness, a touch of disappointment – my beans haven’t come up, wind, rain and sunshine. Time has been spent in the garden, in the kitchen and pounding the streets looking for perfect gifts. It is a hectic time of year in ordinary circumstances, however, when you throw a large productive garden into the mix, well it just adds a certain kind of drama.
So, on my list of things to do today is making a pav, making salads for the main meal, whipping up festive cocktails, greeting guests and pickling gherkins and if all goes well I’d love to be able to weed the corn.
Having said that, the garden is in a good place, and I can lay it down for a while over the festive season – just dashing out to it from time to time to grab something for a fancy salad or dish that will be the star of the table, or just something to snack on when the richness of the holiday food gets too much.
I did worry I’d never get to this point as the horrible spring weather with its ever-present rain set me back weeks. But all but a few small plants have found their way into the garden and are growing in a way that has me bursting with pride. You can check it out here:
So, all that is left to do is sit back and enjoy Christmas that I have spent so long preparing for.
Merry Christmas and God Bless you all.
Come again soon – I’m sure there will be more gherkins than I know what to do with in 2017.
Sarah the Gardener : o)