Luckily for Barney and Big Boy the shearers came on Friday so they've had a haircut just in time for all this sunshine. The shearers come from New Zealand and travel all over the country shearing Alpacas - after us they were going up to Stoke on Trent. They only charge £20 an animal and I have more wool now. We've got to do a spinning workshop! I was at work so didn't see it done which is a shame.
Big Boy has sulked ever since and is staying up the far side of the field.
Anyway, it was too fine to stay indoors, and I really had to tackle the garden. I am very proud of my herb garden (although apparently my sister said the Buddleia doesn't belong there) and have Parsley, Sage, Oregano - plain and peppery, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Mint and Tarragon in it. Unfortunately the Tarragon spreads like mad so I have to really cut it back, and the whole little garden is constantly under attack from Couch Grass (my absolute enemy) and Dandelions.
Anyway, I worked very hard and am pleased with how it is looking:
Actually, no-one ever sees it because it's not only behind the workshop but Jonathan parks his truck in front of it all the time....but I know it's there.
Then, following tea with my friend's mother the other day I came home loaded up with seeds. I just haven't had the time or the inclination -with the horrid weather we've been having - to get out into the greenhouse, but today I knew I had to do it or it wouldn't happen.
So I planted up Runner and French Beans, Yellow and green courgettes, mystery tomatoes, some snapdragon seeds I'd collected, and Sweet Peas. I know it's late but hopefully better late than never.
Back in the winter I read an article about then being the time to clean the greenhouse - should have done it!
Anyway, after all that work I decided to take out a cup of tea and sit back in my deckchair. Well, it wasn't set up right so I fell right through and got covered in tea. Very nice....not.