SARAH THE GARDENER

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Where did January go?

Seriously – I turn around and there is one day left of this first month of the year.  The tomatoes are laden and I really need to find the time and energy to get out there, harvest them and then…

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Tragedy has occurred.

Our wee stolen chicken, known as Iggy, passed away peacefully tonight.  I don’t think there is anything more we could have done, as she never really got the hang of balance, and was wobbly on her feet.  She was so…

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I’ve stolen a chicken!

Our chicken fence is a bit of a joke.  When we took the fences down to build raised beds, we were left with all these farm gates so we lashed them together and built a fence of sorts for the…

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I had a marvellous day, doing the most mundane thing!

I’m sitting here beside a roaring fire, watching the rain beat against the window, but all is not lost.  It has still been a productive day.  This afternoon I defrosted the freezer.  It isn’t a task one would choose to…

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It’s the shortest day… Well I think it is…

When I Googled it I got conflicting information:  it was either today or tomorrow and the sun was shining today – well kind of – when it wasn’t raining.  So there was nothing for it – it was garlic and…

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I haven’t gardened in ages!

And it shows. The last thing I did was dig over the garlic bed two weeks ago!  I haven’t even had a chance to check the “to do list” to see what I’ve not been doing.  Luckily it’s not as…

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Odds and Sods

Sometimes it feels like my life is being narrated by the blogging ideas going on in my head.  A lot of the time it is just a short simple thought that really doesn’t have the substance behind it to be…

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Animal – Vegetable – Mineral?

This is supposed to be all about vegetables in my veggie garden, with exciting stories about broccoli and riveting yarns about leeks and tantalising tales about my tomatoes.  But this is being hijacked by animals.  I’m giving the impression I…

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Only three chicks hatched! Don’t they know they are in a breeding program?

When my friend asked me if we had any spare chickens I was a little premature in assuring her that we had the broody chicken for the job.  So for the last three weeks we have all been waiting patiently…

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Gardening Before Breakfast!

It’s February and I’ve just been out and weeded and turned over soil for a new row of peas – all before breakfast.  Normally this foolhardy early morning burst of energy in February is deemed sensible as at this time…

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