Friday, 26 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Went out for a walk this evening for a change with the pram and @babybunten aka Rowan. It was a great evening for a walk. Dry and clear. Went along some of the cycle route 756, when we got to Nerston we headed over to the Stewartfield Loch or the James Hamilton Heritage Park, whichever you prefer. Well I managed to take a couple of photographs and I thought I would share them as I like them.
Looking towards the island as the sunsets.
Further round towards the island where all the ducks and water fowl were gathering.
A view if the castle or tower.
This last one is of the red sky over the Show Ground on my way home.
All in all we walked approximately 5 miles, to and from the loch. It was a good distance and a cracking evening for it. Roll on spring, the longer days and the chance to do this more often with the all-terrain pram.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
This is me in my second year of my great vegetable experiment. Last year was more success than failure so I have a lot to achieve this year to match last years harvest. It's on.
I finally got my finger out today and got my vegetable planters sorted for the new growing season. It wasn't entirely my fault, the weather has been terrible and the snow and ice has, in the last week or so just melted and thawed enough. I had a look at the planters earlier in the week but the soil was just too hard. I could also finally see the damage the weather had wreaked on my winter vegetables.
As you can see from the photograph; my winter cabbage, swedes, beetroot had been destroyed by the snow and ice. All that was left to do was to dig them out and get it set for the spring, refertilized with chicken manure.
However it was not all doom and gloom on the growing front. I had some new growths from my herbs. Somehow they had managed to survive where the vegetables had died and some of them were even sprouting. Hopefully I'll be able to nurse the tarragon, curly parsley and thyme that have lived, to maturity and be able to use them again this year.
Now all I have to do is decide what to seed up and propagate and plant them out when it's time and the weather is warmer.