Friday, 7 October 2016

Photo update from last weekend

'Things' have not been good inside the head of your exhausted writer, my dear friends. The debilitation of Depression, Anxiety and BPD is real, really real and I have been in my own personal Hades for quite some times now. I rarely talk to anyone or go outside and life without Maggie is still almost unbearable. So forgive me for the lack of blog posts or comments in fact, if you have a blog yourself, I just haven't been able to think properly - I am experiencing a moment of clarity and am devoting it to this space. Little dialogue but lots of photos....these were the plots last Sunday.


24a is the real producer and it was time for some constructive deconstruction (you know I love that), as the courgettes, sweetcorn and climbing french beans are all finished now and needed composting. Sadly all our leeks had bolted too so 'goodbye' (the plot smelt like soup all afternoon!)

14b is the embarrassing little sister, going through her grunge teenage years and so unkempt but beautiful underneath it all. It gifted us some lovely squashes that we are eating now and loving. Here's Andrew's gorgeous photo of them.
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Anyway we focused, as I said on the finished veggie beds on 24a and got as much done as we could before I just couldn't take anymore....


I tackled the bean wigwam and weeded the whole bed .I was so happy to find this little fellow/lady? ladybird which I put in a cosy spot on it's leaf. I LOVE ladybirds!


By that stage we stopped for tea and listened to the crazy lady pheasants running and squawking about. Andrew had by this time cleared the last courgette plants (one last wee harvest first!) and all those sweetcorn stalks. The sweetcorn this year was amazing - Swift F1 as always but a great year!


Back to it and the leeks were lifted (sadly) and composted whilst I did some really quite pointless weeding of the paths which had gotten grassy and slippy up by the arch.  I also noted that the broccoli and even the purple sprouting broccoli  had bolted! What the heck!! The carrots had carrot fly *sad face*, but the companion plants were very happy...


















Andrew prepared the #1 bed for mulching with our glorious well rotted horse manure, look dear friend, I know you, as a true plotter will appreciate the wonder of our manure bin....







How lovely to watch such hard work, hahaa.

Sadly we didn't get to finish the #2 bed as I needed home but! it was fabulous to be there once again (bar seeing Maggie everywhere and her bowl sitting out for her). I am thankful for the good times and my amazing hubby who never gives up on me. Let's hope we have another nice wee time to treasure this weekend.

Best wishes to you all,
Hugs
Carrie xx

P.S. Apologises for the poor photos at times, these are all unedited and from my phone (apart from Andrew's one - it's perfect) x


11 comments:

  1. Nasturtiums for your salad?
    I can 'hear and see' her space Maggie left for me on your blog.

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    1. You know, I've never ever tried one of my many nasturtiums in a salad! Maggie is greatly missed, there is such a void. xxxx

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  2. I'm glad to hear that you had some quality time.

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    1. Thank you, the photographs make it real to me. We were so lucky with the weather :) x

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  3. Oh, dear...I've been away for a while. Life, depression and "stuff and I'm just now coming back I'm so sorry to see you've lost your dear Maggie. Pets are family and it hurts so badly when they leave us.

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    1. Sorry to hear life has been a strain sweet Kath. But your back and I am proud of that fight within you! Maggie has left a huge hole in our life, but I can see we were lucky to have had her in our lives, what a darling creature to have left such an impact. xxx

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  4. It's all looking good in the sunshine, and for this time of year. Shame about the leeks and carrots.
    Take care, and hugs. Flighty xx

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    1. I know, such a shame - two of our winter staples, gone. But never mind, that's all part of the game, you can't tame nature. xxx

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  5. Maggie is sadly missing from your posts and pictures, but she's there in spirit, overseeing all the tidying and supervising your teatime. Hang in there, Carrie. And bless that Andrew.

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    1. Such an absence, I'm amazed myself how this post is so lacking her. Thank you for your kind words and yes, bless my Andrew! xxx

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  6. Maggie will always be with Andrew and you sweetie ! .. truly !
    I love the picture of the pumpkins .. you know how I am about Halloween so they tug at my heart strings the most and make me SMILE : )
    All of these are wonderful pictures .. and this post too .. I know how hard it must be for you so I appreciate you doing this very much !
    Take care sweetie !
    Joy : )

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