I stomped into the kitchen, did some clearing up, made the dinner I should have made Monday so as not to waste the ingredients and chilled it so that's tonight's dinner. I couldn't have it yesterday as Beth was over for dinner and it isn't vegetarian.
Then I sorted out some paperwork, did some washing and various other stuff I'd been avoiding and by the time that was done it was time to look through my tuition planning. I'm still quite cross with myself but, apart from that, feeling a lot better.
In the evening, Beth and I went to the allotment to water. There was a breeze; it was refreshingly shady, cool and very calming. Beth took a few photos.
And then we shared the first raspberry. No, it wasn't quite ripe enough and yes, it was delicious all the same! They're new plants and actually autumn flowering ones but there's fruit on the canes we planted just for this year. After then, the canes will be cut back to ground level in February or March as autumn fruiting ones produce on that year's growth.
There's not much to do at the moment apart from keeping the grass and the weeds down, watering and thinning out the fruit on the trees (we've not had that problem before!).
The bare patch is where we planted the asparagus. Only three of the ten plants came up which is a bit annoying. We'll get some more in the early new year and give them another go. You can just see the three wisps of asparagus fern if you look carefully.
Small but growing! We're very pleased at the way it's all coming on, even if it's a bit late.
The potatoes and the baby corn both look healthy and we only lost one corn plant when we planted them out.
Today I'm doing a bit in the garden, planning, helping at school and generally chilling while I have a good think about the way things are going (or not going). The sun has gone away and it's feeling quite cool. I wonder if we're due some rain. The garden could do with a good soaking.
And I'm remembering to breathe . . .