Thursday, 9 December 2010

Surprisingly Unexpected

Well what a difference in the weather this week! Yesterday it was 20 degrees C, the sun had his hat on and it felt like late spring. Sorry to everyone reading this who's got snow and freezing temperatures but it really was lovely. And today is fantastic too. So it's off with the thermals and outside I've been.

I've planted some garlic in one of the raised beds - it's a bit late in the year but we'll see what happens. Apparently garlic benefits from a cold snap and as long as I can keep the animals away from it, it stands a chance!

Speaking of animals if anyone is looking for a pig either as a pet of for eating we do have a couple still for sale. The piglets are now getting big and probably weigh in at around 35 kilo's each. Ideal for a small freezer or christmas lunch.

Christmas is just around the corner, although it doesn't feel like it here. I've not put any decorations up yet, the kids have asked for money instead of presents and I've yet to do a big food shop. Everything will be last minute as usual in this house. No christmas cards have been sent either as I don't trust the postal service after having so many returned months later. So there may be some e-cards sent to people and a christmas day blog post yet.

Well I'm off outside to do something - not quite sure what but there is still loads to do before the winter really does get here. Hope you're all having a good week.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Suz,
    Yes, been balmy weather over here hasn't it? Not that i'm knocking it lol however, we are expected to get some cooler weather next week (or so they say) if the weatherman is right. Garlic loves a frost or even snow and will benefit from it, as will onions so you should be ok.
    I have found that leaving envelopes open usually means my cards get through and the post is definitely improving, all be it slowly! E-cards are a great way of sending them too tho especially as it can cost so much to send everyone cards, they work out expensive here as you have to buy them individually (of course everyone wants bulgarian ones!) and then there's postage on top! All of mine have been sent and have safely arrived already, and yesterday I went mad and put the tree and decs up for the first time in 2 years. I feel excited for the first time this year, though I don't know why lol!!??
    May I take this opportunity to wish you and yours all the best for the season, and thank you again for your great blog which picks me up on occasion and is an all round great read :D

    Stay safe
    Love Shirley xxxxxx