A little more rain. A little more packing (though travelling with only hand luggage is all about the UN-Packing). Lots of getting the farm ready to leave for a week.
Today I am focused on the kitchens garden. It is seen from the window of the KitchensGardenRetreat which is fully booked for the first six weeks after I get home. So as well as supplying the kitchen – it needs to look lovely too.
The first round of sweetcorn is growing well. This was planted by the man who rents this land off Johns Uncle. John is in charge of weeding sweetcorn. I simply do not have the time.
With the showers we had the other day the pigs gardens are growing.
And with the heat the grasses are heading up fast.
While I am away there are only a few hot days – the rest will be very pleasant which is a relief for the animals. Everyone is where they will be now. Nothing will be changed now or while I am away. The cows and their calves are out of the barn and in the field – there is no-one with time to muck out – it will be much cleaner and healthier in the fields. They have the big trees for shelter.
Shots from the day BEFORE yesterday – usually you live in my yesterdays – now it feels like time travel to leap you back another day.
But seeing WaiWai let Tima and Tane sleep so close to him is worth the journey. They still drag their blankets about – I am not sure if they are moving them on purpose – but I think someone needs to tidy their bedroom. Maybe when I get back.
I leave early, early tomorrow morning to begin taking trains all the way up to the airport. I feel anxious about my plane connections but once I have begun my journey I will relax. There is nothing I can do to change anything after checking in. Except run maybe. I am connecting to my plane for Athens in Philadelphia airport – it will be tight. And I have never been to that airport – I think this is what is making me anxious. I am seldom this worried though. You know how you look at your anxiety and pick it apart to work out what is the bother. I cannot find that kernel of identifiable unease in this one.
I just feel anxious and will plod through until it alleviates.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER; Gardening Day Weather
Saturday 0% Precip. / 0 in
Sunny to partly cloudy. High 84F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night 80% Precip. / 0.36 in
Thunderstorms. Low 61F. SSE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.