This post is a little overdue, but the Bakehouse renovation is pretty much complete. All the interior work has now been done and we had a deep clean at the weekend.
This is the first of what we hope will become a series of ongoing posts. We are really interested in learning more about foraging and using all the local resources that nature offers us. There’s nothing better than free food that you have picked yourself and its an area we can learn more about as a family.
As mentioned in the previous post I haven’t had much experience with bringing things on from seed. In the past I have always sown directly into the ground or bought seedlings to plant out. With all the excitement of the new greenhouse, me and the kids set about planting a lot of tomato, pepper and chilli seeds to get us started.
Back when we lived in Hove and grew veg in our garden then later in our allotment we always had a somewhat haphazard approach to which things to grow. The kids were younger and things bit more hectic so we mostly skipped the planning stages and picked up random seeds and seedlings at the garden centre as and when we needed them.
And as if we didn’t have enough to do… the tractor/trailer got a puncture. Luckily, we noticed a sticker on the front, with the name and number of a local servicing company from where the machine was purchased. Turns out they knew the previous owners very well and had been dealing with them for years.
After a really mild dry start to the winter, the weather has been horrible recently. Switching between freezing temperatures one day, and strong winds the next, all interspersed with a lot of rain. The rain is the worst, as it just makes everything and everyone so wet and muddy, especially Willow! We are thinking an outside shower is definitely going to make our lives easier for dog washing.
Since we moved in we’ve been steadily getting the vegetable garden clear. This has been high-up on our priority list as we want to be ready to get planting as soon as the weather warms up. We’ve made good progress so far and spent the day out there today in the winter sunshine. A beautiful albeit rather chilly day.
A lot has happened since we last wrote about the annexe renovations, things have been progressing steadily and we’re now entering the final stages.