hee hee hee got a bit ahead of myself yesterday, post title should be new year's eve.....now it's new year's day!
The day's already dawned hot and humid. the temp was 29 C overnight and is now 30C and is set to climb to the mid/high 30s C. I've been up since 5am and have done the laundry, walked the dog, tidied the house, cooked ratatouille/pasta sauce, veggies for the dog, pumpkin and seeds for the chooks and started a dish to take out to lunch tomorrow. Phew!
|Brenna eyeing something tasty|
Speaking of pumpkins, I have this maurauding beast that's taking over the garden. it's a volunteer and doing really well and it's even growing baby pumpkins but it's smothering everything else. And it's in my flower bed, not the veggie garden......not that you can tell that there's any flowers there any more! My dilemma is do I leave it or pull it out? I hate to remove anything that's growing and thriving but it's sending out sticky fingers to grab more of my garden for itself. It has a lot of flowers, and I'm wondering just how many pumpkins I can eat or give away. It probably doesn't help that I don't like pumpkin soup, or that could be a good solution. I think it might have to go, what do you think?
Now these tendrils can climb and spread, I don't mind, they're on my cucumber plants.......with a companion spider.
|Hmm, maybe one plant would've been enough?|
I've been getting into the garden in the cool early morning, or late evening......good old daylight savings! and doing some tidying and rearranging in the veggie patch. This messy spot was full of radishes, collards, silver beet and calendulas, a few weeds too. All gone now, and will be replaced by some trees, not sure what yet apart from a pomegranate and maybe a pawpaw. I want plants that will grow tall enough to give some privacy from next door, and to shade the side of the house from the vicious afternoon sun.
|Looks like this now, I left the parsley there. still some weeds to be dug up.....sigh!|
|Just one more game, pleease.|
|Molly in a contemplative mood, using the kitchen floor as camouflage|
I'll leave you with new year wishes.....have fun whatever you do tonight, stay safe and don't worry about making resolutions, just decide to have more of everything.