I can get in a bit of tangle sometimes.
Most times I get it sorted out,
although it can take time to do so.
But this tangle was quickly sorted:
....a skein of wool which had got into a right mess,
mostly because I had spun it in too tight a twist in the first place,
making it ever so willing for the strands to keep on curling up on themselves,
not helped my lack of attention in putting it in a place
where it would not keep getting knocked about.
.....the back of the chair is what I am talking about.
So I left that skein to get more and more tangled,
and then a plan for it hatched itself in my head.
Untangled and rolled into a neat round ball,
the wool is now 'decorating' the pole bean supports,
woven artistically by myself.
Along the long line of poles which Lester strapped to the fence posts,
a good idea indeed,
no need to make a separate support for the beans,
just use the fence posts,
then string some wire between the posts,
and then let me string something in between these wires,
which I have now done
using the tangle of recently made wool,
and upwards then the beans will go,
probably with a lot more energy if we had a drop or two of rain,
as it is,
they are meandering up the supports rather than romping up them.
It has not been a good year for growing things.
Most of the fruit on the trees is now dropping off,
so one of the daily tasks is to pick up this fallen fruit and give it to the pigs.
At least it isn't wasted.
A drop of rain might still get us a fruit harvest,
but each day that it does not rain is one day with more fruit on the ground.
What a dried up desert of a place the veg garden is looking this year.
...... and what is happening to these bush beans...
So we do have flowers on things, it is just that that is it,
there is not enough oomph this year to help the plants to go beyond the flower stage,
despite being regularly watered,
and occasionally fertilized.
But the courgettes are doing well, so they must love this hot weather.
....... these are going into the dehydrator,
and there is another lot needing to be harvested.
So to keep my spirits up in regards to growing our own food,
I have planted some lettuce seeds,
but put them indoors to get started,
because they would get fried to death before they even got started if I put them outside..
They are in the half barn, which has velux windows in,
so an idea came to me that perhaps I could use this spot as a bringer on of seeds,
until we get a polytunnel.
I know it is only the top of a piece of furniture,
and not very big,
but at least it is a start.
You might ask why we didn't plant lettuce in the veg garden,
.....well we started off late this year with growing things,
and lettuce has a tendency to bolt when it gets hot,
but I am fed up with paying nearly one euro for a lettuce
and by the time these seeds get ready to go out,
the weather might have got cooler so they won't bolt and go to seed.
And this is how far we have got in the back kitchen....
..... the sink and worktops are now in.
And here is Lester, armed with his usual fly swot,
and Blue keeping an eye on things.....
and the sink is so big I could sit in one side, put my feet in the other,
and half a bath.
Ummmm.....perhaps not, but I could if I was a little child again,
which I am still in my head sometimes,
although I have a grown up body.
And....sssshhhhh! I think I hear the pitter patter of rain on the velux windows above my head...
so perhaps we might be having a watering from the heavens,
which would be good.