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Getting ready for the new 2013 growing season …..

Published March 8, 2013 by Kim

After last seasons attempt at growing veggies i am 100% determined to get better results this year.  There were a number of things that hindered me last year … a litter of puppies… late start due to being distracted by puppies… weather.. and of course the bug and slug infestation 😦

This year i’ll be ready and raring to go with the help of my lovely and very patient hubbs.

So back at the end of january i did calm my itching to get started by sowing just a few seeds … leeks, tomatoes, chillies and marigolds they are doing really well sat on my kitchen window sill.

Leeks

Leeks

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past weekend blessed us with some gorgeous warm and dry weather which meant we were able to get out into the garden and do some much needed work on the veggie plot.

Before

Before

 

After

After

With a bit of hard work and shoveling we juggled about a bit and now have 3 veggie beds.  The 1st is covered with cloches and warming,  the 3rd just needs some sort of edging and then we can work on the paths 🙂

 

 

 

Also managed to tidy paved area of the garden and set my mini green house up which is now home to a few bits.

mini green house

mini green house

 

I’ve sown some peas, sweet corn, a few sun flowers and some lettuce.  Then low and  behold we are forecast a week of cold freezing and even some snowy conditions 😦

 

 

 

 

”Just paint a white cross on my door” :-( furbabie update

Published March 8, 2013 by Kim

I can’t believe it since christmas i’ve been visiting the vet with one or 2 of the girls every other week 😦 and i don’t think we’ve managed more than a handful of walks.

Titch came in season during the christmas holidays so no walks for 3wks, this was then followed by a little gland trouble which was quickly seen too.  Then she developed a skin irritation on her back the vet gave her a steroid injection and some anti biotic’s, this settled and she then developed an ear infection which was treated by more steroids and anti biotic’s.

Just as this is settling it seems that all 3 girls are now suffering with kennel cough which has effected poor Titch the worse, then i discovered whilst giving her a relaxing tummy rug that she has milk …. she’s also suffering a phantom pregnancy, i don’t think the vet will believe whats going on with her on our check up this monday 😦

Poorly Titch still looks gorgeous
Poorly Titch still looks gorgeous

Misha and Tinker bell just seem to have a mild case of kennel cough and got over it very quickly.

I need some nice weather so roll on the summer so i can get my girls well and fit again.

I feel that  Titch might need several trips to the vets to find out why she’s been so poorly, i suspect she has some sort of low immune system problem so researching how i can help that.

My 3 gorgeous 'girls'
My 3 gorgeous ‘girls’

Roll on the summer for some good fun times 🙂

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