Saturday, September 19, 2020

On the home front

I’m still here. 
We are still in stage four lockdown 
So not heaps going on right now 

It’s been very very wet and the ground out the back was soaked. So I couldn’t get to my veggie garden 

Today we went in, me without shoes as per normal, 
And harvested what we could and ripped out anything that had gone to seed to be fed to the steer and sheep 

We got a heap of silverbeet, or rainbow chard some people call it 
A few head of cabbages 

The last of the onions
I think I’ll cook them up with the cabbages and then freeze it in portions

The last of the lettuces 
We will have that for a our dinner tonight 
With the left over roast lamb 

My wonderful friend who works in the nursery industry always buys extra seedlings from her work and drops half  off to me on the way home 

So I’ve planted out the tomatoes in the big pots. 
I’m hoping to get early crops from these six and then if my seeds germinate I’ll share my seedlings with her 
And that will mean we will have successive cropping to last all through the summer 

Well that’s the plan 

Still need to put these in the garden but I’ll have to finish weeding it first 
Hopefully by the end of the day or tomorrow at the latest 

Inside the craft room is still waiting on tradies to be able to come but we are hoping in the next few weeks that will happen
I’ve been working on a few things that I can’t show you just yet! 

But I’ve been also making these trauma teddies 
Which one I have a few more and we are able to go again I’ll drop off
To charity 

So that’s caught you all up 
I’m starting to struggle with all this covid stuff mentally 
And physically 

I never imagined just how much good the swimming was doing for me 
And getting out everyday to see my swim friends, who are all in the same boat as me swimming 
To help with pain and injury.
The support is a huge part of the swimming not just getting out of the house 

Hopefully soon restrictions will ease 
And slowly we will get to a level of some kind of normalcy 

But for now. Stay safe and well 
See ya xxx 


  1. You've been in lockdown a really long time. No wonder it's affecting you.
    Your garden produce is fantastic. Good luck with the summer garden.
    I love the idea of those trauma bears. I made a couple myself but they just went to grandchildren.
    Keep up the good work.
    Hope you can have human contact very soon

    1. We all just hope we get to have a family Christmas at this stage.
      Our number of new cases is under fifty a day now they said until it’s around five a day we will be locked in

  2. I hope the lockdown you're experiencing will ease soon so that you can get back into swimming and seeing your friends again. Until then, enjoy your garden and rain (we could use some up here) and planting and early tomatoes. MegXx

    1. If I could sent the rain to you I would
      Actually if I couldn’t come up I would. Being a Victorian right now isn’t fun at all

    2. That’s could not couldn’t. Oh my

  3. Lovely garden stuff. I will have to look up silverbeet, which I neve heard of before.