SARAH THE GARDENER

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I told you there was a lot of stuff in my garden….

Not a bad haul considering there is only 20 days until winter!  We have butternut squash, peppers and chillies, more beans than I know what to do with, three tiny zucchini, carrots, kale, broccoli, rhubarb and the last of the…

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Scooping soil with a spoon

I have continued on my quest to ensure I get things done in the garden every day.  Although yesterday was a bit of a technicality as I purchased things for the garden rather than actually worked in it. I normally…

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What kind of winter is this?

Seriously!  Winter is supposed to be cold, wet and yucky, with a roaring fire to keep you warm. Gumboots are meant to be essential to stop your feet getting saturated when walking across the lawn.  Raincoats should be at the…

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On a grey day sunshine can be found in strange places.

Aside from the green of the grass and the grey sky, there isn’t too much colour going on in my winter world.  Sometimes we do get those incredible blue sky days where everything looks like is part of some grand…

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We had a frost – and I missed it!

While I was off spending time with family and making marmalade, dramatic things were happening in my garden. The temperatures had been falling all week and it was getting really cold.  It had been so mild for so long that…

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A multiple choice heading: A) This is a strange storm; B) I gave the mice too much credit; C) The worst cake ever!

As far as storms go – it has been quite sunny.  There have been loads of rainbows, loads of strong winds and loads of that big fat raindrop rain, thunder and lightning and we got hail – loads of hail! …

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I let the weather get the better of me.

While I started off the day, busy as a beaver, doing chores inside, the general yuckiness outside descended like a gloomy gloom.  And I’m just being a sook because the boffins are causing fear and panic down south saying an…

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Business as usual – just not the right kind of business.

Tuesdays are almost always never fun.  It is when I have to stay inside, whatever the weather and crunch numbers until they are all crunchy and make sense and balance books to get them so perfect you could measure them…

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I mowed a swamp

So far so good – my crazy scheme seems to be working – I have been out in the garden so I would have something to write about, but in all honesty I would have been out there anyway.  Wild…

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I have made a bold promise.

It is now winter.  It is cold and wet.  After coming back from my “semi-tropical” cruise – well it is winter in Australia too, so it was only slightly warmer than home for the most part and quite choppy at…

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