SARAH THE GARDENER

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Normal is actually good, even if it means you may get wet!

I’m sitting here listening to the sound of a steady, but not too heavy rain falling.  It just seems a little odd.  We have had very little rain since December and there are all these reports about how dry the…

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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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Oh the suffering we go through to support our seasonal eating.

Today we have been foraging.  Our friendly local farmer told us his chestnut tree was dropping nuts all over the place and would we like them.  He even brought a couple over to show us they were the proper eating…

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We are still waiting for a little bit of rain…

The problem with a drought is it sucks not only all the moisture from the air, but it somehow sucks all your energy too.  It’s hot outside, it’s only around 25°C but it feels like a million, and after weeks…

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I think that is what you call success…

Finally after years of attempting to grow melons – I have succeeded.  Admittedly they are on the small side – the very small side and if you compare it to a shop bought one they look like ping pong balls…

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Oh what an exciting time we have just had…

These last few days have been so cram packed with loads of exciting things with varying degrees of “oh my goodness” – There’s the one with the sharp intake of breath followed by a loud exclamation of “oh my goodness”,…

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The garden is fighting back and I have the black eye to prove it.

After months of being cruelly tied to a post the tomatoes broke free from their shackles with some kind of mob mentality.  In one day 12 of my 20 odd tomatoes one by one snapped their stakes in a bid…

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