Little Signs of Encouragement

a rare baking day – don’t ask what time of the day this was at
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

Sheer exhaustion that comes with pregnancy has hit. It makes difficult to motivate myself to do anything. And the energy that I do have is usually used entertaining the Little Paddler, or some days, just for to keep her alive and fed. Washed might well be a step too far. And Mr. Fairweather has come home once or twice to find her still in her pjs – a sure sign neither of us ventured out of the house.

As such the garden and the blog have been a little neglected. (Along with the Instagram account, the baking and general nurturing of my toddler’s mind – you win some, you lose some.)

But every so often I have managed to venture out in the evenings when the Little Paddler is asleep and get a half an hour in while there is still a bit of daylight. It does my soul good to do something, to see a bit of progress – even if I have to use a microscope, it doesn’t matter because the progress is there.

Peas I had sown direct and given up on are emerging.

thought all the pea seeds had been lost to the hen
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

Tomatoes I transplanted in to my makeshift no-dig beds are putting on new leaves.

these are my makeshift no-dig beds when I first planted in to them
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

My herb garden is not only holding its own, it’s starting to take off.

my bronze fennel is looking very promising this year
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

Flower crowns and bulbs I had planted and given up on are emerging.

bleeding heart is tiny but stunning – can’t wait to see it in a few years when it’s established
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

It may be later than every one else’s garden but it’s mine and it’s getting there.

my last attempt at straw bale gardening – fingers crossed
(photo credit: fairweatherpaddler)

3 thoughts on “Little Signs of Encouragement

  1. ok, so when it the baby due? and you’ll begin being doubly crazy as well as exhausted eh???
    just wish I was there to help out—I could pick the peas once they come in—besides the squash, I think I miss peas the most not having a garden this year—but my tomatoes in the pots are looking good 🙂
    hang in their Marieen—you’re doing and find job and your faithful little assistant is none the wiser that one is to actually dress daily 🙂

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