SARAH THE GARDENER

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Getting Fruity

I have a problem.  I want it all and I want it now.  But there is an ancient Chinese proverb to support me in my pressing desires.  “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The next…

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Spuds and stuff.

The garden is coming along nicely, although I would like it to be a touch faster, but there are only so many hours in the day.  I’m still convinced I’ll get there.  Having a teenager help, under duress, is filling…

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A Notable Situation

You only really get one chance at a new start.  And while we have been here since January and work started on the garden in May when the container that held our worldly possessions was emptied into the house and…

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Lists of things to do

While we were away, I did do a lot of thinking about what needs to be done to get the garden ready for the spring.  I have a fixed vision in my head of how I want it to be…

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Moving Mountains

I have a mountain of earth to move. It equates to 6 truckloads of good quality swamp-like soil from ‘up near Froggies’ near where we used to live.  I feel confident it will be a fabulous growing medium for my…

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Progress

I feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew, and my eyes are bigger than my stomach but I really want what I want, so I will work hard to get there.   My garden is huge.  Last…

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Laying down in beds

Nature abhors bare earth and who am I to argue with that.  So not long after the bulldozer finished bulldozing I set to work laying out my garden.  It is such a momentous thing.  I have been dreaming about it…

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Looking to the future

It is always the way – you just get to sink your teeth into an exciting project and something comes along and throws a spanner in the works.  We had a productive couple of days with the bulldozer sorting out…

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Breaking ground

Today is a fabulous day.  After months of being gardenless, it is all about to change.  I have dreamed of this moment and can hardly believe it has come.  The container with all our worldly possessions has gone.   I made…

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Chopping and changing.

It is funny the way you get used to things.  We’ve been out here living in a caravan for about 8 weeks or so.  And in those 8 weeks there hasn’t been a whole lot of activity to be seen,…

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