Monday, June 29, 2015

A Productive Weekend



The weather has warmed a little and we are settled on around 11 degrees during the day at the moment which is a welcomed change.  My oldest Son IL finished off the vegetable garden area for us late in the week.  We have now mulched the soil and are waiting on some manure to make up a nice potent mix ready for planting towards spring time.  Hopefully this will be a nice easy area to look after with a few containers added for planting.

I am not able to do what I used to do in the garden anymore.  It has been hard to come to grips with that fact but I have finally succumbed to asking for help.  After many many years (most of my life really) of pain and illness I am on the cusp of a diagnosis finally.  I have a bone scan later this week and then back to the specialist in a few weeks for my final diagnosis.  I know where it's heading and even though I am not happy about it - It does answer a lot of the riddles of my health especially in the past 10 years.  


We are great lovers of raspberries in this household so we bought some raspberry plants so we can have our own home grown ones in summer.


My youngest SIL was kind enough to dig me a garden bed for them and plant them and then mulch them.  We are looking forward to watching them grow.


Whilst all of this was going on I was busy in the kitchen whipping up a couple of batches of my Tomato Chutney (Relish).  It has taken awhile to change and adapt my original recipe so that it can be cooked in the thermomix but after my 4th batch I think I have it down pat now.  I will share the recipe later in the week.

And I spent some quite time finishing off my Nature's Journey June blocks for the Stitch A Long so I can now say that I am up to date - YEEHAAAA !!

Today I am working on some swap gifts for some Instagram swaps I am in and I am going to sneak off to the local Op Shop for a little treasure hunt fix.  It's been so long !

Have a great week.

Hugs - Fee xxxx

5 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

your NJ blocks look good.........well done......goodluck with you health....

Cath said...

I bought those same raspberry canes....wonder if we live in the same state? All the best with your diagnosis...it is always better dealing with something when you know what you are facing...I think so anyway.

Fiona said...

the raised beds look great.... I just love raspberries but have never grown them.... your NJ blocks are so pretty...
Hugz

KERYN B said...

Your veggie garden looks wonderful..nothing like fresh raspberries..

Susan said...

Hope you can resolve your health problems...love the NJ blocks...