The big news is that we’ve given the garden an overhaul. We’ve ditched the veg beds, the worms have been released into the wild and the compost heaps dismantled. The small boy needs a football pitch! Whilst it’s sad to see it all go, we haven’t entirely given up on growing our own. I hope to be back into it before too long, but the small patch of earth is to be used for sitting about and kicking a ball around for the foreseeable whilst we do more baby wrangling (number two due early May.)
There are four small fruit trees in blossom at the moment, so the garden is not quite barren. Two apples, a cherry and a plum are all budding away and we hope for some home-grown fruit this summer. The boy is a fruit fiend and loved the apples last year – fingers crossed we get a good crop. The raspberries also went in the overhaul, but it might be possible to plant some in pots on our new patio (does that mean I’m finally a grown up, having a patio?)
The most exciting discovery for the small boy was to find that we have a ‘Tractor!’ in the shed. I don’t have the heart to tell him it’s just a lawnmower. He was very excited about pushing it up and down, we may have a useful garden helper before long. No doubt though by the time he’s strong enough to push it around on his own the novelty will have worn off.