Tuesday 9th October 2012I have been absent lately from my blog as Ron and I took a few days off and went bush in the caravan. He has been very stressed at work lately and needed a break, so we headed out to Emily's for a night before driving for what should have been only a few hours to arrive at our next destination. Ron hates to stay on the more traveled (sealed) roads so we took a "short cut" (dirt road) of 40 kilometers off the beaten trap, but it really turned into a two hour trip as we got well and truly lost for over an hour. Never mind, all in the spirit of adventure. We did eventually at our destination of Leyburn and stayed for the night in a free camp!
Wednesday, however was a stressful day for Ron (work problems), so when I mentioned to him on Thursday that we should be up the beach fishing he made the decision to pack the van again and head back down to visit our friends - AGAIN! We spent another three nights with them and arrived home again on Sunday. This time we plan on being home a bit longer. All in all it was good for Ron has he had a decent break and feels refreshed.
In between coming home and going again, I did manage to spend some time in the garden. The seeds I had planted the week before had popped up! This was thanks to the rain we had while away.
|This is tiny rocket - the plants are more than twice this size now.|
|Spinach - the blue lines is string we have put up to keep our 16 year old dog off the garden.|
The few flowers I have growing are all looking lovely too. As a child I remember my mother having the entire end of a patio growing with sweat peas and I can always remember the smell of those, so this year I thought I would plant some myself. I was hoping to share them with my mother as they are one of her favourite flowers, but she is away at the moment. I was able to share some with a dear friend who was having a bad day yesterday.
Along with picking the spinach, tomatoes and strawberries this morning I picked some more of my beetroot. There isn't too much of it left in the garden now so I think I will most likely pick the remainder in the next couple of weeks and make pickled baby beets. I will also have to pickle the bunch I collected this morning.