Sunday, 22 February 2009

Sitting on the roof this morning...

...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. :)

3 comments:

Kel said...

manana. manana manana manana. Id been meaning to sow mine for a few weeks too! No fire proofing around here required; no gutters! i can recommend japanese/french housing styles for time saving! lol

Jen said...

Ive just started trying to weed and prepare the soil for my small veggie patch , and it is exhausting work. Satisfying, yes, but when you have other demands on your time..... oh gosh....next week will be OK! It sounds like you have your priorities in place.

Veggie Gnome said...

Kel, how do you collect your water then? Japanese style has its advantages, especially if you don't have babies. Haha!

Jen, you are ahead of me, too. I can't wait to get stuck into the garden again.

It is great fun, though, isn't it? All this preparing of beds, selecting seeds, sowing, growing, harvesting ...