Saturday, 11 January 2014

Coming out for the sun, leaving with the moon

Blue sky! How lovely to see!

That's the last of the Christmas Quality Street scoffed. 
I love that their plastic wrappers are made of corn starch. It means they can be composted and disappear totally. Our compost is surprisingly looking rather dry - all the runner bean stems in the bin probably should have been chopped up a bit before bundling them in.
The cat was making the most of the heat from the stonepile and keeping an eye on the coal tits in the hedgerow.

It was lovely to see other plotholders around too - we emerge from hibernation as soon as the sun shines! It is still too wet to do any work. Good job! as I really just wanted to play with our new Fujifilm X-S1 camera which we got as an Amazon bargain. 
This is my first ever non-compact camera, though not a full-on SLR (apparently) so bear with me as I've no idea what I'm doing if I move away from the Auto options! I'll be keeping my trusty Olympus SZ-31R on hand for a while yet...
Meanwhile, Jamie was checking the measurements of plot 8B, as the potatoes are going there this year to give Plot 7 a rest. We've got lots of planning to do. We're thinking along the lines of nematodes to protect our spuds from slugs. One thing we've decided is that we won't grow as much of everything, which ends up wasted....
... Did I say that last year?!

Ps. We did leave with the moon, but not because we stayed out for hours; the moon was on show all day.


  1. A very nice shot of the plots and good to see some blue sky too. I'm jealous of your new camera. I want a new one that takes good macro shots but thy are pricey for me especially just after Christmas.

    1. Thank you, it was such a lovely clear day for a change. I'm hoping this camera will be good for landscapes and macro - it's so hit and miss to get a good macro shot, if you don't want to spend loads on a lens. Thank goodness for digital cameras! At least out of 20 shots we may get the occasional in-focus one!

    2. Your post has made me hungry ! Quality Street..yumee ! Hubby bought me a new Camera but I still use my old Olympus one. I hope you have lots of fun with your new Camera in 2014. Marion x


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