I sort of had visions of this idyllic self sufficient life wandering around my garden full of home grown veg and wildlife.......the reality is somewhat different. I have spent weeks covered in compost and manure as I make my no dig veg beds only for the wildlife to eat everything I'm trying to grow. I go out in the morning to watch the beautiful sunrise only to find rabbit fur and birds feathers scattered across the garden where the wildlife are eating each other.
I love seeing the foxes but not the smell of fox poo when the dogs have rolled in it everyday.....yes you two!
I loved seeing the stag but he has killed one of the trees and I don't think another will survive.
Badgers and rabbits are digging holes in the garden and I have millions of ants making impressive mounds in the middle of my veg beds.
To top it all my tomato plants are looking sick and probably about to kick the bucket. I think our hunger gap is going to last all year.
|The saddest looking tomato plants you are likely to see|
and some little sods are eating the strawberries as soon as they ripen
Hey ho as they say, I still love it here.
..... and in other news, I have a school reunion next month. Anyone know how to lose lots of weight and look 10 years younger in a month?