Onions and garlic and the weekend

Where’s the weekend gone? I know people say that every weekend but this one has left me feeling like I really need another day to get my stuff together.  We have got lots done so it’s not wasted of course.
We planted onions and garlic, I just make a note of their names. We tidied up some of the veg plot, still lots more to tidy and dig over.  I’m hoping to get my hands on a tiller to reduce the physical burden of turning all of the beds over.
I’ve sectioned off part of the field to put the horses in. We’re calling it the sacrifice paddock as we’re sacrificing it to the mud bath that it’ll become. The horses are living in their stables now and just having the odd hour out in the field but we’re riding them 4 times a week to keep them entertained.
I did ask the farmer next door if he’d rent or sell us a bit of his hundreds of acres but in what seems to be true farmer style, he said no. Of course the seed is planted  now and time will hopefully work in our favour but I’m not complaining if it doesn’t.  I wouldn’t swap what we have for   the world.
It’s been a strange weekend weather wise, we’ve had lots of rain which has kept the temperature up. It’s not as cold as I expected it to be. The wood burner has been on though.
We’ve had the eggs from the chickens that have just started laying. They were rather small ha but the kids enjoyed them.
Here’s the view from my stairs window. The trees are all changing colour. Lovely to see. Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. Back to work for us tomorrow. Looks like a very early start for us. Up at 4.45 but I’m just not tired yet (despite getting up early).

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has had a lovely easter. Ours was spent with family and friends throughout the whole day. We’re very lucky to have a close knit family who come to visit us. I should really plan in some time to visit them at their houses too but we have been so busy in the new place that it just hasn’t happened yet.
I made a huge easter lunch with chicken  and slow cooked beef and all the trimmings and we have loads left of course.
Today I am feeling mighty proud of the seeds that we have growing into fine young plants. So much so that I’ve photographed them again. I can’t quite believe I have managed to grow what I have so far! Maybe we may eat some of our own grown this year after all.
The onions planted outside are showing though no sign of the first early potatoes yet. I have more potatoes here to chit so I’ll pop those in the egg cartons tomorrow. Also I want to get a load more seeds in over the next few days. Still too cold for some to be transplanted outside tho.

I was really pleased to see the rhubarb I was questioning a few weeks back growing new growth. I love rhubarb! So much so I have bought 2 new plants. I was thinking about incorporating them into the strawberry bed to split the strawberries and the raspberries up. Would that be OK anyone?