Usually at this time of year I am pining to be in the garden. And I wouldn’t say I’m not impatient for the spring this time round. However, through blogs about reducing waste by making your own (handicrafts, in other words), I have found a way of making the dark evenings productive indoors.
In between unpicking a cardigan over the last few days, we’ve also been out to a Leeds Permaculture Network social, which focussed on find alternatives to the commercialised, plastic world that has become Christmas. I couldn’t quite put down the cardigan (it’s a very long job) but my daughter made amongst other things a wreath, which now adorns our downstairs clock.
At the same time, the garden hasn’t come to a complete standstill. I planted some broad bean seeds recently and had wondered if they would start to sprout before Christmas. Well, they have!
I am now therefore intrigued to see how the broad beans fare over the winter. As far as things go, it has been warm so far, so I think they stand a good chance of producing an early crop. But when exactly remains to be seen☺️.