Tuesday, November 10, 2009

a day in the garden

About three weeks ago, the whole family enthusiastically climbed into the garden for the day, including my eldest daughter, Jesse, who is usually not on the farm except for weekends. Durng the week she stays in Twee Riviere, where she is doing an apprenticeship in objects conservation. On this day, we took out the last of our broccoli and harvested a whole lot of carrots, onions, garlic and more coriander seeds.

Beds were cleaned out to make way for new seeds to be planted and we planted up seed trays with as much variety as possible. I took the above photo and started writing this post 2 weeks ago, as we have had lots of soap orders to work on, various boring and not so boring distractions and everytime I would sit down at the computer and maybe write four words, I would hear a "honey, suppers ready" or a "Dad, I need the computer" or we would just lose our internet connection... Anyway, most of the above seeds in the tray have now germinated and are ready to be planted out.

Below is my daughter Jesse. She is twenty years old and wants to preserve her delicate skin until her old age, hence her total cover-up to protect her from the sun. Her jeans, incidently, had a hole in the knee and later she came to show me, to her great disappointment, that her knee had been sunburnt.We all had a good laugh at her consternation.


Helen said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'll defnitely be keeping an eye on this page, it looks like you have the most amazing home!

And well done on keeping protected from the sun, it can be dificult in the hot sun but far better than getting wrinkly and having health problems later!

Urban Homestead South Africa said...

Those onions look wonderful! We never get them to dry stage so eat them as springs!