Welcome to my two new followers, Closet Blitz Woman and h.graham.33.
At the moment we
have lovely blue skies with fluffy white clouds but I am sure it
won't last, it is certainly cold in the very brisk wind. This
photograph was taken first thing yesterday morning and luckily, no
more snow settled despite frequent snow storms.
Have just got back
from the post office, sending off a large parcel so that helped blow
the cobwebs away!
We are so glad about
picking pine cones the other week as the wood burner is messing about
when first lit and the addition of a few of them gets it going again.
We think the current batch of logs may be heart wood and that it can
be quite hard to burn, certainly when starting the fire.
I thawed (what would
once upon a time) be a one person portion of curry and rice. The
curry had 2 tomatoes, a few mushrooms, a bit more curry paste and
tomato paste added to it and it was enough for us both. We finished
off a little more of 'that' chocolate cake with custard.
Fed the worms in the
wormery yesterday, they certainly seem to be jiggling around well so
I think they have accustomed to their new home. They had a finely
diced banana skin with a small handful of chopped potato peel, both
of which had been left out a few days, to begin de-composing.
Apparently I now have to do that once a week, in each of the 4
corners (providing they have eaten the previous amount).
Once they have eaten
4 corners worth, they should be able to tackle everyday stuff in
small amounts. The wormery is still in my conservatory. The windows
get opened and it gets a shading of newspaper if the temperature
rises above 20 Celsius. It's like having pets!
I can tell that
Spring is almost here (despite the current weather) as the sun is now
getting onto my kitchen window sill. Thought I'd show you a
photograph of my 10 potatoes chitting (don't have room in the garden for anymore but like to enjoy the taste of freshly picked new potatoes). The old margarine tub is being
used to grow my 2nd batch of cress.
Had the first batch the other day
as cress sandwiches to go with a bowl of soup, tasted so fresh. Just outside the window, sitting on top of a half size log store, is an alpine bed made with some re-used fence posts.
The soil level has certainly sunk over time but as they are alpines, they have probably got more than they would have. Again, this picture shows the remains of snow from yesterday.