Oh goodness, it has been a while! With the sudden looming of Christmas Day, a house being painted and gifts to make….. Well alot went on hold for awhile. Leaving things to the last minute? Who me? Ha ha every year I plan and have great intentions but never quite get it all done.
Christmas was held HERE this year with a total of 20 hungry bellys, it was a bit squishy and the sun shone! (Where oh where would I fit them all if it rained?). It was such a lovely day, with many leftovers still being consumed (more Ham anyone?). I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too.
Meanwhile the garden is ticking over nicely. I stick seeds and seedlings in, where there is space. And harvest and share our bounty with friends and neighbours. Glorious! Recently though I have found it hard to be out in the garden. I feel I have to explain what has gone on, so here is 4 months in a few sentences.
In photos of the vegetable gardens you will see a wall. This is the wall of a shed belonging to our neighbour. She is a beautiful elderly woman who has done much for the community, who we share vegetables and eggs with and is a wonderful neighbour. Sadly it’s within this shed, the problem. She has a grandson, in his 20s, who moved in with her to ‘help out.’ This is not the first time he has lived here so I knew what to expect. But oh my, it was worse than ever. Music blaring all day and night. Offensive language you wouldn’t believe. Urinating through the fence into our gardens. Violence, threats and much fear on my part.
But finally, FINALLY it is over. I can be in my garden without having awful things screamed at us. My boys can play safely in the garden and more than anything it just feels right again. To be out there. This week we have weeded, composted, planted and spent every glorious moment outside, until it is so dark we’re driven inside.
So for this moment we are off again outside…..