The rough weather has continued this week. The passionfruit vine looks very unhappy at its shredding and the artichokes look like they've had a comb over. However the rain was good.
The weekend started off badly with the discovery of a dead chick.We have no explanation just a very sad 10 year old. The others thank goodness look healthy and we hope they will continue that way. Miss M and I buried the chick under her fruit tree and offered a prayer for its safety. My heart broke for my baby girl and her amazing empathy for animals.
Monday brought some joy with the delivery of a very small but very substantial package from The Diggers Club.Since I think my fruit tree days are coming to a quick end (I bet I can still make 40 :) ) it is time to get the seed collection underway for annual and perennial growing.
I started cataloging my seeds in my garden journal along with their sowing date and preference and the seeds expiry date. I then put them into my alphabetised seed box that my mum have me (with some very old packets of seed). Now at a glance I can read what plants can be sown in that season and how to do it then open the box and dive into the seedy goodness.
I will organise a seed raising area next week and start some of the kales and onions off.
Then its on to learning to save seed for next year so that I can continue the process for many years to come.
So the circle of life continues!