|We're transplanting hundreds of seedlings over the bare patches|
I've been well. I didn't feel comfortable with blogging then. I'm still working through things but time, counselling and communicating with friends and family has helped enough that I can now blog without feeling too naked.
The garden was a great comfort. The spent summer crops and weeds provided me with a good outlet for working through my anger and stress, and I now have enough produce bottled or frozen to last me through winter. I'm pleased with how the garden is evolving.
The garden is growing
A friend of mine gave me the honeysuckle below in a small pot as a birthday present in 2012. The plant is now much taller than I am. I love gifts that last and keep on giving.
|A birthday present that keeps growing|
|What a difference two years makes!|
The herbs are reseeding very heavily, so we have plenty for soups and stews and teas to boost our bodies' immune systems.
|We have to keep borage in check though because it grows like a weed.|
Perennial vegetables like rhubarb and artichokes are also growing very well. It's nice not to have to replant some things each year.
I also spend a lot of time in the kitchen preserving produce and trying out a few recipes. I've been bartering with people who do have fruit-bearing trees because mine are still too small.
|Home-made pizza for lunch|
We sell the excess produce at the cottage which we have set up as a small farmshop-style place.