Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Keeping Busy

I thought I would pop by and say hello!  Although I haven't been commenting on blogs these last couple of weeks, I have been reading your posts and finding out what you have been getting  up to.  Since my last post I have been in the garden almost every day.  There is much to do; sowing, planting, pruning, weeding, digging, maintaining, changing things around etc.  There is much to keep me interested and busy.

Up at the vineyard I continue to maintain the vines once a week but have taken on a couple of other projects up there too.  I now volunteer for the newly formed market garden.  The purpose of the market garden is to grow organic vegetables up at the farm and offer them as part of a box scheme later in the year.  Last week I was sowing onions and runner beans as well as sunflowers and pot marigolds.  I have already learnt tips that professional market gardeners use and hope to implement them for my home grown vegetables too.

Towards the end of last year and the beginning of this year too I was sad when a couple of things I had lined up to do didn't happen for various reasons one of which was bee keeping.  Well, the chance to learn bee keeping has come up again so I didn't hesitate in putting myself forward to be part off the 'bee team'!

I think that is all I have to say for the time being.  Cheerio for now!


  1. Lovely to hear from you, Simone! You sound very busy and very happy. How interesting to be learning all about bees and bee keeping:)

  2. Good to hear you are having fun and enjoying what you're doing Simone!
    V xxx

  3. Glad to hear that you've been enjoying the springtime. Looks like we've both been making the best of the good weather. I'm very excited for your bee experience. I hope to hear all about it on your blog.

    Beautiful apple blossom photo, too. Don't those flowering trees make you so happy?

  4. Isn't it great to get some good weather? Enjoy!!

  5. You have been busy. I hope the bee keeping plan comes off for you this time.
    Lisa x

  6. Lovely to hear you are having such a good time working outdoors, Simone. It's so cheering to be out there again isn't it, gardening and enjoying that lovely blossom. You sound happy, which is great!
    I look forward to hearing about the bee keeping too :)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Helen x

  7. You have some interesting and exciting things going on then Simone, I hope you continue to enjoy what you are doing.

  8. Yay I could leave a comment!
    Glad you are keeping Busy!
    Please put a link onto your Facebook page so I can like you!

  9. Good to hear from you - I have been away from my blog for a bit too and missing everyone and trying to keep up with everyone's news. Enjoy this good weather - think of me stuck in an office all day just looking out at the sunshine and wishing I was in my garden! Viv X

  10. I've missed you, Simone. Your clear, brilliant photographs, your sensitive musings, a kindred spirit, distant in miles, but near to my heart. May each new day offer blessings you readily recognize.

  11. Isn't apple blossom the prettiest thing! I think we are all behind with gardening jobs here in the UK after that cold cold spring weather - all us good weather gardeners that is! You've sound like you've already caught up though and have plenty of good things to look forward to. Finally got most of my spuds planted yesterday - so so late!

  12. It's so nice seeing you so creative and in such a good mood Simone!Keep it up!


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