Morning. I'm having one of my sleepless nights after waking at two and immediately being wide awake. A bit of a pain but I know I will get tired again and get a bit more of a snooze and, let's face it, if I do need a snooze during the day, it isn't a problem.
It was much warmer down the allotment, partly because I went down later, I guess. First of all, it was the online Slimming World meeting, a new one for Tuesday morning and I was the only one who turned up. Jennifer and I had a good chat and discussed various relevant things so it was a really useful time. I gather she must have one on Tuesday morning because that was the time of one of the real-time groups so maybe a few more will turn up next week. Mind you - a personal consultation isn't such a bad idea and the bandwidth is always better in the morning than it is later on! No hearing problems yesterday.
Then I gathered my things together, lifted the mower into the boot and set off. It was easier than I had expected to cut the grass, partly because it was dry, partly because I'd given it a rough strim last week and partly, maybe, because it's earlier than it has been in the past so the grass, although long, wasn't as bad as it could be and the thick stemmed weeds hadn't grown too tough.
I gave it all the highest possible cut and then a lower one and the battery just lasted out although it was starting to cut out towards the end.
I pulled some rhubarb for Beth and watered the potatoes and the two slightly raised beds where I have the seeds. To my delight, we have broad beans poking through. Cheers. Just three of them but the others can't be far behind and in a short while I will be able to pull out the little weeds that are also growing nicely. I didn't want to disturb the bean seeds, you see, so left them for now.
Then, back at home, I planted on some of my baby plants - the yellow courgettes, the squashes and the gherkins. They, with the baby corn, should be ready to plant out in around three weeks' time when (hopefully) the nights won't be quite so chilly.
By the way, I'm not growing the gherkins to pickle (although I might pickle some) but they are lovely used as baby cucumbers. I wanted to grow cucumbers again this year after last year's success and remembered how much I had enjoyed some that Dad grew several years ago.
I didn't get the compost on the strawberries so that's a job for today, nor did I weed round the slabs. However, I did pluck up the courage to start working on the crocheted rabbit. So far, no problems, the pattern seems quite easy to follow, but it is pretty fiddly in places and my left hand was stiffening at times.
Today's plans are . . .
Down the allotment to water but, probably, nothing else as it's quite a full day. I'll water the fruit as well today so that will take a while.
As it's Wednesday, it's my personal training session with Lindsey.
Something in house/garden:
As mentioned above, some work on the strawberry bed which is now showing quite a lot of flowers so worth working on. Also, I didn't get all the ironing done so that's on the list for today.
I'm popping around to Beth's to give her some eggs and some rhubarb so I daresay we will have a shout across the distance, and there's the personal training, of course.
Carrying on with Mr Bunny!
As well as the usuals, the Great Sewing Bee starts this evening and I definitely want to watch that.
Have a great day and fingers crossed for more sunshine. xx