SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Due to circumstances beyond my control…

I spend all year with great expectations about how wonderful my garden is going to be, and what improvements I’ll make and what I’ll do with the produce and how it’s just all going to be perfect.  And it should…

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Where the heck have I been?

I have been absent for quite some time.  Sorry. I haven’t been doing nothing, I have been blogging – just not here.  I created 53 blogs over 95 days outlining the ups and downs of spring and early summer veggie…

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You gotta love living in the country…

Something I was not expecting happened today and I really wanted to share our surprise and excitement. We had calf club today. This happens in rural schools where kids rear a calf, lamb or goat, and then take them to…

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I feel like I am walking a fine line in a balancing act and may spread myself too thin.

The problem is I love my garden.  I’m not the greatest gardener in the world and my garden can best be described as “rustic.”  But it is my little slice of paradise that I can indulge myself, taking comfort from…

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What is that splash of red in among the daffodils?

It’s not really possible to plant ‘all year round plants’ directly into our ground – unless they are suited to being submerged for a couple of months!  It has been suggested I grow rice in the off season.  Normally around…

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Potting Up Seedlings

Just a quick wee message: The first lot of seedlings are ready to be transferred from the seed raising mix into their own little pots. Check out my You Tube movie showing how I did it. There is even a…

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Yet more babies….. Spring is in the Air

I’m the kind of person who can get distracted by the garden quite easily.  I was supposed to be doing some businessy stuff and went out to the office in search of a pen.  In this digital age it seems…

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Goodbye winter….. Hello Spring!

Today is the first day of spring – YAY! Even the bee’s know its spring! My spring has started a little too early in the day for my liking.  Hubby the Un-Gardener left the house at 4am to go to the…

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We have babies – tiny babies – sooooo cute!

Our menagerie has increased by 2 and in the nick of time.  We have baby goats.  Snowy (named after Tintin’s dog) is 5 days old and Sweetie (who is too sweet for words) is 2 days old. We were beginning…

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