For years Jack has wanted to grow pumpkins. “No” I have always said, “they will take over, we do not have the room for them”. Well finally I have given in, but look where they are…Right in the centre of the only area that gets full sun most of the day. But Jack went to a lot of trouble to make sure they get a good start in life.
With a good pile of compost from the bin, mixed with cow manure and then watered well. Meantime the seeds are soaked over night.
Then carefully planted into a handful of potting mix. That was on Friday 15 December.
Look at them now, just over 2 weeks later…
Early this morning I was woken at about 3am, on this last day of the year, by a huge storm and torrential rain. I could see the lightning flashing continuously and the thunder crashing in truly, tropical, terrifying splendour. I lay thinking about random things as I certainly could not get back to sleep.
How the year has slipped by, the turmoil that has been surging around the world, the strange and unpredictable weather patterns. But mostly I thought of what I would put in my next post and how Word Press connects bloggers from around the world in such a positive way. I missed you all during the year I was absent and it was a lovely surprise to have you all pop up in the likes and comments area when I started blogging again. I appreciate the time my blogging buddies take to leave a like or a comment and I have enjoyed catching up with your lives through your posts.
I consider blogging to be a very positive, global activity. Long may it continue.
So as we in Australia are among the first to greet the New Year I raise my glass to you all and I wish you a very happy, healthy, positive, interesting 2018
And carry on blogging…..