Monday, 2 July 2018

Watching grass grow

I haven't had too much to say lately, it's been busy here with just the everyday jobs of living.

We did however put down paddock seed onto the cleared field. It was starting to sprout weeds and after the expense and effort of clearing I didn't want it to go to waste. So I spent the evenings a few weeks ago putting down seed and James rolled it using a borrowed tractor.

Now the phrase 'about as interesting as watching grass grow' is pretty apt. 

Two weeks later

The endless rain delayed us clearing the ground and now the hottest summer in years is making it hard work keeping the newly sprouted grass alive. We have a sprinkler which we move about the field morning and night around work.

The kids have had invites to lots of birthday parties the last few weekends, so we seem to have spent all our time driving from A to B.

We went out for the first time in ages as a family on Saturday (for a few hours before another party). There's a local flower farm that makes petal confetti so we looked around the fields. We took my mum who adores the kids, so they all enjoyed an hour the sun.

The flower bed I spent so much time planting last year is looking beautiful and the bees are mad for it. We're trying to do our bit to keep them happy and fertilising the fruit and veg.