Still in the land of the living although at times just........ All trudged along to the quack (doctor) yesterday to try and do something about this awful flu. For the most part we have been taking it easy and waiting for the antibotics to kick in. DS took the opportunity to have a professional driving lesson while we were in town, yep it won't be long now and he will be more independent.
So while we haven't been doing much, mother nature hasn't been idle. Our newly planted potatoes are pushing their way to the surface and you can now actually make out the rows. This is quite exciting. Not only are we planning on growing enough potatoes to supply us for a year but as part of this we are going to build an underground cellar to store them and other preserves. DH has been discussing this at length and raided our magazines in which he found and earth garden mag which featured a cellar and it even has the plans. Knew there was a reason we kept these!
Being also the first day of spring the advocado tree is flowering along with all the citrus trees, peach trees and macadamia trees. When we first moved here we had a plan to plant 1 tree every week, thus establishing an orchard without breaking the bank and for the most part we did stick to it until making an income took over.
In hindsight those first trees are now supply us with fruits and we wish we had stuck to the plan, in particular the nut trees as it is such a long term thing. But we are once again focused and have started our planting again with 10 peacan trees, another variety of mandarin and olive tree already in.
Our computer has been fixed and it didn't cost an arm and a leg we have traded a favour for a favour, call it community networking but it sure does help and there are so many talented people and skilled trades people living in our community. This is not the first time we have done this, in fact our Polish neighbours need a hand to shear their sheep and in exchange they will teach us how to make smoked polish sausage.
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