We had a very simple meal today, pork chop, fresh green beans, carrots, and home-grown potatoes.
The taste buds were working overtime as I remembered our veg patch which contained potatoes, onions, tomatoes, runner beans and peas.
We’d tried growing carrots and ended up with pathetic specimens of orange pebbles as the soil in our garden was not suitable, but in later years we did get friendly with a farmer who grew fields of them, then we moved and so couldn’t take advantage of his offer to “help ourselves from the corner”.
Our efforts to grow tomatoes and onions in buckets/trays on the boat failed miserably. The latter rotted in the soil and we grew a grand total of two of the former.
You may remember Tom’s good side.
The new property has a garden, with grass back and front, so Maggie will be in her element (or should be!) .
We can have another veg plot, and if we can find one, will plant an apple tree so that we can have fruit in a couple of years.
I’m looking forward to growing our own veg again.
Even more so, eating it, as today’s veg, especially the potatoes, was delicious.
Hubby snipped out the artwork from our buckets, and the intention is to hang them somewhere in the new property, possibly as a wind chime, so they won’t be forgotten or go to waste.