(image from channel4.com)
Yesterday was one of those early Spring days where the sun shines gloriously and all is well in the world. I am hoping for another day like that today as I have another small mountain of washing to get done and dried, and line-dried washing is so much nicer than any other kind!
The chooks are now shut up in their summer arrangements so that we can actually plant the garden, and they are settling down there quite nicely. The digging of the garden beds continues, but where the chooks had been eating all the worms and getting under my feet whilst I was digging, the worms now have a chance to wriggle back down into the soil. I am very encouraged about the soil quality, as I believe that the presence of worms might indicate good growing conditions - and we have hundreds! I will be getting some seeds sown in the mini greenhouse in the verandah this weekend - tomatoes, peppers and chillies, I think, are the first to go in.
Yesterday we had a delivery of heating oil, as we had just about run out. This meant a hefty chunk of this month's income has gone already - £328.60 on 500l of oil. And I had to bargain hard to get it for that price. What with getting the boiler serviced (£67.20) and the YFG needing a new pair of reading glasses (£60), I am going to be squeezing every penny this month to make sure we make the most of all that we have. I am determined that there will still be savings, so watch this space!
Housework is calling, and more digging too - I'll be off to UJ's tonight and then at Papworth with the FH tomorrow, so I'll be back by Thursday to report on the hospital trip.