In the almost total absence of a home internet access this week, we’ve done other stuff. The allotment was in sore need of some work, so we’ve done that. The little girls have weeded and watered and stone collected, so our beds are better next year and we’ll have paths to walk on that get less weedy. They like that being their job. The older ones have netted and planted cabbages, rebuilt the pea canes and netted those, watered, weeded and planted out celeriac and spinach. We lost most of our seedlings when we went away as they got rather zealously over watered 😆 so we had to grab some left over stuff from the local garden centre. We’ve got some seedlings we’re hoping will make winter crops and Josie planted a second crop of corn which may or may not grow. We’ll see. I guess it will be a learning curve this year.
The garden veg is doing fine except for the potatoes, which got either over or under watered and have gone a bit yellow leaved. We’ll see.
They girls had a long book reading session and two trips to the library. Fran has read 14 books this month! Maddy is being very studious, although they are also playing hard, Fran has been doing lots of pastels drawing, Josie heavily into Reading Eggs and Amelie better than normal at getting stuff done.
We’ve had conversations about hitch hiking and staying safe as you get older, a hasty dash through the Russian revolution and an impromptu shark morning. Lots of music, hair cuts (Josie has gone short, Maddy has a funky layered cut) and generally productive days. Last week they went to the East of England Show and Fran came home with a prospectus for the Royal Horticultural Collage 😯 She’s upped her game a lot recently and we are wondering about approaching the local college now with a view to her going part time in 18 months or so.
It feels like they are all getting very big all of a sudden.