Its looking rather wind blown and parched. But somehow, despite the weather and my inattention its still giving us food to eat and fuel ourselves with. Zuccini and onions a plenty. Carrots and parsnip and bok choi. Tomatoes are ripening slowly as are the peppers.
It’s messy and a bit wild and freeform this year. I guess you could say I’m not feeling it as much as I was last season. It seems to be a drain on my time that I cannot keep up with. A place where good intentions go to die. Unrealised. Sunflowers and Zinnias from friends have blossomed. My corn – which was looking great was eaten by a 4 legged equine. I was unimpressed by that. And a bit sad. The beans came and went – they were delicious but the wind destroyed them. Squash plants are trying hard. Potatoes need digging.
I think that my lent resolution will not be to ‘give up’ anything, but rather to be more focused and proactive. Take those little 5 minute moments in which to do the things that need doing. Because, lets be honest. Giving up chocolate. Not going to happen.