Round the garden on 80 days #23

I’d hoped that the clocks going back on Sunday wouldn’t prevent a smooth continuation of my series of blog posts. Inevitably, however, yesterday I didn’t get the chance to do anything meaningful apart from my paid job.

Today would have been a repeat of this predicament but for the need to amusement myself whilst invigilating in a classroom. Yes, I was in a classroom for the first time in almost 20 months and could once more look out onto views not seen around my home.

In and of themselves, the Jack o’ Lanterns decorating the properties across the road from the building I was in were charming enough but they reminded me of the pumpkins in my house which never got carved. I’d come home to these taking up my favourite seat

and had been assured they would be going to another house for carving and subsequent use. They were duly taken away the next day but came back intact on Sunday.

All was not lost from my point of view, though. We can use the flesh for cake and the rest will make the Green Johanna happy. Not just yet as the compost bin is all but full, so the pumpkins had better keep.

I plan to make space in the Green Johanna towards the end of the year. Before I can do this, however, the new raised bed needs to be built, which in turn needs to wait for many other tasks in the garden to be completed. So, roll on the weekend when I can tick more of these off the list.

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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12 Responses to Round the garden on 80 days #23

  1. Carol anne says:

    Awesome! I hope you had a nice day and enjoyed being back in the classroom again! I’ve never had pumpkin pie or pumpkin cake! XX

  2. Our pumpkin went into pie and compost

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I love the ‘hole in my bucket Eliza’ tale of the jobs on your list for the weekend! I have never had pumpkin pie or cake either but given the 2 whoppers we have grown I suspect this is the year I get familiar with pumpkin!

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Pumpkin cake sounds nice, I made soup with the innards of mine.

  5. I’m glad you’ve found your way back to the classroom, Helen. It has been a good long time.

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