Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sunshine at Last!

Sunshine at last!! It was so great to get out and preparing the raised beds ready for spring. . . ..early I know, but who can resist gardening on such a glorious Saturday morning?

William, Louis and Thomas clearing their raised beds and making the most of the great weather!
We cleared all the remains of last year's purple sprouting broccoli, harvested some leeks and fed the last of the Swiss card to the bunnies! After all the rain, followed by ice and snow it really was a fantastic feeling to be out in the garden feeling the warmth of the sun on our backs ... joy!

The Pumpkin Patch kids at work, busy digging, weeding, composting and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the garden. I can't wait to get planting, I don't think I've ever looked forward to the Spring so much! Maybe the onion sets can go in next week . . . . I hope the sun's still shining!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Cookery and Craft at Christmas

Christmas seems like a very long time ago now, but I was searching through some Pumpkin Patch photos recently and discovered this one - our Christmas Cookery and Craft workshop.
If they look tired it's because they cooked their own Christmas turkey lunch, went on a country walk to collect some seasonal greenery (at well below zero degrees) and then made a table centerpiece before going home exited but exhausted.... and so did I!!
Easter workshop next.. I can't wait!!
Happy New Year!!
* 2010 *

It wasn't a white Christmas in Carmarthen...
though most of it was spent below zero degrees.......
But it has been a white New Year!!!

Pumpkins in the Snow...

Party time!... Anya's New year cup cakes..
All snowy and white and shimmering!

She made them, baked them and decorated them...
well done Anya (7)

My pretty new baubles bought in the sales,
I'll probably see more of them next year!!!
Wishing you a very, very happy new year XX