Here's my answer to 'Yarnstorm". I may not have vivid colours on my walls and cupcakes, but by gum! the chard is doing well.
I don't know why I had children. This is the second day of no work on the novel. Jack decided that he needed the computer to write a song. He had his guitar and he'd noodle around on it, and then he'd whack it on a program he uploaded (that'll make the computer go even slower) and then tinker with it some more. After FOUR HOURS he was satisfied. I could've written 'War and Peace' by then. Still, I got more knitting done on the afghan (3 balls finished... 5 more to go. ) This rug is already covering my lap and is half-way down my shins. I'm not a particularly tall person. I'm thinking that this thing will be able to shelter a family of refugees and a ute when I'm done.
Before we went to Phuket I planted out 2 beds of potatoes that were sprouting. There were a fair few of them, so I went mental. I was jamming them in 1cm apart, saying "They'll be right." There are 2 beds of them, a small one (pictured) and one double the size. Yesterday I went to the grain store and bought 10 bags of mushroom compost to cover both sets of plants, so they'd grow lots and lots of lovely spuds. $45 worth of soil didn't even half cover the small bed. Here they are after the 'burying' has been done. Now I don't know about you, but I think that $45 can buy a fair few potatoes.... What's the point of spending buckets of money on compost when spuds aren't that expensive? So I've decided to ignore the huge bed of spuds, and go with what the little bed produces. What I really want to do is grow them in a container. No mess, no waste and easy peasy. I just have to find the right container. I want something that I can reuse every year. I hate having to redo a job.
Jordan's now hassling me about using the computer for his Science homework. I'm over having kids. Anyway, I have to go out to the garden and select a victim for the cauliflower cheese we're having. There's something deeply satisfying about growing your own food. It's a shame that it took me till I was now to discover it.