Last weekend we had Dennis a farmer from down the road come up to our place to expand our vegetable garden. It was time to make a new bed – turns out that my measurements were all wrong and we have ended up with 18m x 10m new patch of freshly turned soil. As our soil is super clay like and often has large hidden boulders its best to use an excavator for the initial turning. Dennis used a ripper to turn the soil. All that is left is for Roy and I to go through pull out all the weeds, add mushroom compost some chicken shit and hill it up ready for planting at the end of August. The Ekka holiday is looming and I am not ready.
Since we brought Isla home we established an afternoon evening routine pretty early on. Hoping that this would help get the little wiggle monster to bed easier. Some days it works others it takes an extra few hours of attention before she finally settles and goes to sleep. Each afternoon once the sun has gone behind the hill which is about 3pm for us at the moment, I load Isla up in to the wheelbarrow in her car seat and head on down the hill. We take a quick stop at the chook pen to check feed and water then to the veggie patch.
I spend most of my time here attempting to water the garden the best I can. Some days I am successful others not so much. Its a great spot for an afternoon tea session that’s for sure. After I have harvested the days pickings we head on back to the chook pen. We sit there and watch the chickens fight over food, grazing and then going to roost for the night. It can be quite eventful. Once the chooks are all secure for the night we then head back to the house.
By this time it’s about 5.30 in the arvo. Time for a quick feed depending on the day. Bath time is at 6pm every night. Then its roll around on the bed time topped off with dinner. Then we read two books – too many cheeky dogs and trouble for trumpets. Usually we don’t get all the way through trouble for trumpets, it has too many words and not enough page turning according to Isla. Then I give her a last top up before bed. At this moment I hope that she goes to sleep and stays asleep. Sometimes I win and other time I am up for several more hours while she fights the sleep.
Anyone got any super tricks for getting a bub to sleep at night? She is a good sleeper once she is there but it’s just the fight I want to reduce.
Who loves bath time? Yes Isla loves to play in water, just need to find a decent salt water pool near by to take her for a good swim.