Isn’t it ironic?

Last night, I had a two-hour blast of painting the new fence but had to stop because of the light faded. So, this afternoon, I nipped out to finish the panel I’d given up on yesterday.

Rain had been forecast but I expected the usual: a couple of drops of rain at best, with the clouds speeding away before the ground got even moderately wet. Well, the ground didn’t really get wet but it did rain whilst I was out in my finest decorating gear and it certainly made for a quicker than average lick of paint.

The latest sweetcorn I’ve sown may still benefit, though. These have poked their heads above the soil and may provide us with some extra cobs if the weather holds.

If not, at least they will be biomass for the compost bin. And they are ground cover, which may hold my cherished soil in place.

I’m glad that I’ve got the fence to occupy me, anyway, as I have a feeling this year is going to be something of a flop in the growing department!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Isn’t it ironic?

  1. I see you’ve adopted the freezer basket cat deterrent technique. or are you trying to deter something worse?

  2. Julia just had the sweetcorn pillaged in the Mencap garden – she suspects squirrels. They have taken time off from stripping the cobnuts and moved on…

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