Still no rain, but we're suppose to get some maybe today?!
It does feel that heavy way it does before rain, so here's hoping.
I mowed the grass yesterday and a lot of it was dust!
However, with irrigation, the veggie garden is thriving. We've been eating sweetcorn, potatoes, courgettes and tomatoes until they're pretty much coming out of our ears! It's bliss to go into the garden and pick our dinner each night.
You can see how full the beds are! Except the one on the left - this was our potato bed. It's all but finished so yesterday I put it to sleep. I weeded it all, put horse poop down, then covered it with hay. I did this last year with the asparagus bed, once I'd cut the ferns down, and it worked brilliantly.
I still haven't decided what or how much I'm going to plant over winter. I may just concentrate on the greenhouse...
And speaking of greenhouse! It is amazing. I can't believe how much I love having it. It's hot to weed but if you just do a wee bit every day the weeds don't come to anything. All the various chilli plants are positively groaning under the weight of chillies! None have gone red yet, but we should have a really long growing season so I'm not bothered about that.
The tomatoes have gone like triffids and are laden. I ended up pinching the tops out of the 2 sun cherry plants as they have got literally thousands of tomatoes on them and were taking over. I may have to do the same with the money makers as they've reached the roof! And the basil! Wow!
So yes, it's definitely been a huge success and well worth getting.
Yesterday I took my camera over when I went to see the horses. Richard has another one here just now, visiting. He's a Kaimanawa who came from one of the musters and he's gorgeous! His lovely owner is expecting a baby soon and needed someone to ride him for a wee while so Richard was allowed to take him here for a few months.
Here he is - snuggling with Cactus. He's made great friends with him already.
and in this one I think he's telling Lloyd he'd like his teeth cleaned. I was laughing a lot when taking these photos - they're both such characters!