Over breakfast we were looking through the Argos catalogue. Freddie found it a bit boring so he had a little snooze.
After brekkie Andy was checking the exhaust on the car as it had come loose. Freddie exploited the situation to have a nice comfortable seat. I took the pic through the sitting-room window.
The afternoon saw Andy cutting rushes in the back field. We usually strim them but on this occasion we borrowed this machine from our neighbours, it is fairly old but a very efficient machine. It has all sorts of attachments for ploughing, making drills etc. Our main interest was cutting the rushes using the finger bar mower type attachment. It is quicker than the strimmer and cuts clloser to the ground. When we bought this place almost 10 years ago the rushes had’nt been cut for years and were about 5 ft tall. We cut them each year and they are slowly getting weaker.
My main job for the day was pricking out seedlings. These are Rosssa de Trento lettuce, a loose leaf Italian variety.
More lettuces, a Bulgarian cos type and Cabbages were also pricked out. It’s amazing how long this job takes but it very satisfing. Non gardeners would’nt understand but all the gardeners out there I’m sure will.
Flat Leaf Parsley will have to wait until tomorrow…
and all the while we are watched over by The Wise One.