In the time of the virus: day 30

Garden/allotment – what a good day this has been.  The rain made a wonderful difference and I was able to work on ground that was previously baked solid.  My bean and pea bed is now prepared and the supports are up.  I ran out of bean poles and, unable just to go out and buy some more, was forced to be more resourceful.  Take a bow (former) curtain track, cot side scavenged from along the road, and broken plastic mesh – your moment has come.  On the downside, having sown all my courgettes and squash, I now see that a mouse has harvested all the seeds and eaten them.  I’ve posted a plea for seeds or plants on a local Social Streets site, and have some hope of success.

[When I look at these photos, I realise just how much ‘junk’ I’ve been able to make good use of on my allotment.  Most things you can see are on their second, third or even fourth life].

Exercise/staying fit – enough digging to achieve that today (even on no-dig, sometimes I find I need to turn the soil over to make a bed).

Craft/making – more patchwork sewing.  It seems that cutting out is much the most time consuming part of this, despite the excellent cutting blade ruler and self-healing mat.  Or rather, deconstructing the shirts.  Also, sewing in ends on those crochet squares – that is goung to be a mammoth task.  Which is apparently what evenings are for.

House/home repairs, improvements – nope.  The weather, people, the weather!

Admin – done some.  Enough.

Kind deeds/something for others – so many ordinary people doing extraordinary things in extraordinary times.  And some ordinary people doing ordinary things in extraordinary times, which is also important.  Both give me hope.  Around here, preparations are taking place for a virtual birthday celebration (across 4 places).  There will be cake.

Stay sane! – We’re planning a holiday [the kind where you stay at home and try somehow to replicate what you would have been doing if you were still able to travel – in our case, walking on a Scotland island but at home.  Probably with the odd tot of whisky.]

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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