Thursday, May 14, 2009

Doing it by hand...


This is a sink full of dishes. Look familiar? Thanks to our friendly rodents who chewed through the hoses on our dishwasher it is temporarily out of action. So it's back to hand washing which isn't so bad actually. Unfortunately the oven chose this week to go on the blink & weirdly enough the microwave has carked it too. Funny how things all happen at once isn't it?

This week has been busy, Busy, BUSY!! Lucy is off to a photo shoot today for a catalogue then she has the school Cross Country event tomorrow. Mark is going to Melbourne tonight & having breaky with Charlotte in the morning before catching the train back to work. Everyday this week I have been breaking up (popping) boxes of garlic ready to plant this weekend. Tomorrow morning after dropping four kids off to school & creche I will set off to Callawadda, near Stawell, to join Michelle, Simon & Ben for two days of garlic planting. It will be fun, hard work. I'm looking forward to it but have that slight anxiety you get when you leave the family.

So think of me on the weekend, knee deep in biodynamic dirt sticking garlic cloves into the beautiful, rich soil by the hundreds!! Hope you have a fun weekend! x

4 comments:

Floss said...

Wow - garlic planting. I have a friend who hands out garlic from another friend's farm in season, but I have to admit I've never thought about the whole garlic propagation thing. Tell us more...

Hope the electrical items get working again soon. Here in France, we are beging entertained by someone who similarly lacks kitchen equipment at the moment - Corey at 'Tongue in Cheek'. Have you read her excellent blog?

Polka Dot Daze said...

We had rodents do the same thing to our dishwasher - so annoying! But that's terrible everything else has carked it too! Have fun garlic planting!

Tania said...

You just can't leave the rodent thing alone can you? (aargh!). But I do want to know more about the garlic planting - without a small critter update.

Leanne said...

What a fantastic photo of your steamy sink! I think I may need some of your garlic planting hints...only half of mine have sprouted.