...I was wondering why I had still not sown any seeds for my autumn/winter vegetable garden. The last few weeks I could be heard mumbling, 'Next week I will sow my seeds.' While I collected twigs, sticks and leaves off the roof (again!), scraped the gutters clean (again!!) and replaced the gutter guard, it came to me! Fire-proofing the place as much as possible has taken up a big chunk of our time. That's why. And an hour later we were raking the place (again!) and collecting branches and leaves around the shed and house. It does look good now. We may be totally knackered now, but we are happy. We did what we could.
There is still time to sow some seeds later. Next week. Or the week after. :)