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April 3, 2008 at 9:19 am 2 comments

http://www.savagechickens.com/blog/2008/04/commercial-break.html
Very funny cartoon!

Well, the gardening course finished earlier than I’d thought, so I’ll leave it a teensy bit early and get to the meet-up late.

Went to knitting on Monday, and got the big hole in my cardigan sorted out. Hurrah. All back on track now. On Tuesday evening I went out for a walk and found a suprise field that I didn’t know was there, and a little path through some trees. Last night I had a friend over for supper, which was nice. I did pork with olives, braised in tomatoes and red wine and we set the world to rights over the rest of the bottle.

Sourdough is still sitting by the radiator, in its third stage now. This evening I get to add more flour and water, and in a month or so I might be able to add some salt. Looking to fire up the oven sometime in 2012!

In the excitement of the publication of the Self-Sufficientish Bible and Andy and Dave appearing all over the media, there has been much talk of allotments, so I emailed the council and found out I’m now 22nd on the waiting list, which is a vast improvement on 65th!!! I was told it would be about 6 months to go, and I hope it is six months, because by all accounts autumn is a good time to take over a plot, especially if it’s covered with weeds. I explained all this to the bf the other night, and was impressed with how much I’d learnt about gardening just from forums, blogs and books. I mean, I know you can’t really learn much about growing things other than by doing, but I’ve absorbed a lot of background knowledge nonetheless.

None of my blimmin’ seeds have germinated yet, though.

I have about four posts in draft form, but am madly busy with work. You’ll probably get a flood of them tomorrow afternoon!

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Entry filed under: allotments, baking, knitting, ramble, victory garden.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Greentwinsmummy  |  April 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Cant wait till you get a lotty! Hamster I have left something for you over at my blog x
    GTM

    Reply
  • 2. n. & J.  |  April 3, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    I’m sorry about your seeds. We are on our second batch and they aren’t doing anything… how rude! We have had success with broccoli and beans.

    Reply

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