The days are beginning to become a little samey, each day merging into the other. No clear definition between one day and the other each, feeling the same. So what a delight to wake this morning to sunshine. What a difference a little sun makes. Both Gerard and I were happy to 'don our coats and work outside today. Gerard worked on getting the lawnmowers ready for the season and gave them a service. They are both now ready to go. The plants that we overwintered in the garden room are back in their positions at the front of the house. A little addition is needed here and there to give them a little colour but they have done well.
We have made a start organising the garden room, positioning the endless trays of seeds. We are hoping to grow a few veg and salad produce to add to the kitchen. We added a table and chairs to the room so that we could sit down and enjoy a cup of tea. It will be fun to enjoy afternoon tea down there. We would like to grow a few flowers to make it pretty but food seems more important at the moment. We are a little concerned there will be a shortage as there appears to be a lack of labour force required to pick the fruit and veg at the moment.
We like to grow herbs too, which I like to dry out and add to soups and stews during the Winter months. The mint is prolific and is coming back with a vengeance, although once contained in a tyre it is growing around it now too. The chives and both flat and curly parsley are now coming back too. I love to add chives to salad and the parsley is always good with fish.
The girls are getting out and about and enjoying the freedom, they have not stopped laying all Winter and are a joy to watch. They have been basking in the sun and run as soon as they Gerard. They love him.
We achieved a fair amount and it really did make a difference to be outside once again. Bringing with it a feeling of normality. It was nice to see villagers go by and wave. It was cold but so nice to see the sun and so good to realise it was the same sun that the family were seeing and in fact the same sun the World over. The isolating thoughts and feelings disappearing as the sun did its thing and worked its magic. Long may this good weather last.
As always I do thank you for your visit to this blog and your uplifting comments. Internet is still a little intermittent here but I do visit as often as I can. These are strange times we are living in so take care and stay safe.
See you soon.