Welcome to my new follower Alternative Foodie. Glad to have you aboard the Norfolk Express.
Yesterday saw us
both in the garden (the first time actually working rather than
looking at the soaked mess). DB was busy moving the 1/3rd full
compost bin to one side in order to lay bricks down. This was
eventually done and the bin and compost put back.
The bigger challenge
will be the full bin, can't say we are looking forward to dealing
with that but it has to be moved to put bricks down underneath it.
Once that is done, we hope it will be enough to discourage rats from
entering but who knows.
We went outside
dressed like two Michelin men, layers of clothing but after a while,
had to take some of them off. Today we hope to carry on where we left
Managed to get a
full line of washing almost dried but not quite, so it finished off
in the front room, taking advantage of the residual heat from the
I managed yesterday
inside the fruit cage, to remove the wood chip from around the
blueberries and raspberries and carefully dig in some grit to help
drainage. The amount of squelching going on was amazing. We can reach
most of our garden from paths and have little need to stand on any
soil apart from a small patch along the back.
Today I hope to top
dress the area with some more ericaceous compost then replace the
wood chip. I had to dig out the loganberry as it died last year and
no growth was showing. The blackberry on the other hand, newly
planted and dying in a few short months, has sent out the beginnings
of new leaves so fingers crossed, maybe it will make it.
I've been busy in
the kitchen already, making some Pain de Campagne (French bread)
courtesy of this page here.
Here are the photographs of a loaf and 4 baps using half the recipe above. The middle picture shows the texture of the dough.