Year of Projects 2021/22: Week Thirty Two

Just a quick update from me this week because although I’m still sticking with crafting each day, neither of my main projects have much to show for it! My Boxy sweater is around the seven inches mark (only nine to go before that starts to get interesting!) and I’ve finished my first bobbin of my 12 Days of Christmas. I’m not actually sure why it is taking me so long, I don’t feel that it is any thinner than usual but it seems to be slow progress.

In non craft news I have started the job of getting quotes for the kitchen. One of the companies I’d like to use can’t even come out and quite for the job until well into March! Still this is all an opportunity to save up a bit more in case I fall in love with ridiculous kitchen additions I didn’t know I needed.

I’ve also managed to spend some time drawing up some planting schemes for the vegetable beds. It’s a bit tough trying to maximise use of limited space but I think I’m getting there. I’ve cleared out one of the beds ready for planting my spring shallots in the next few weeks and next weekend if it’s dry I’ll clear the potato bed so that is ready to go. I’d better get those chitting, too. Last year I had quite a bit of success with shallots, potatoes, and courgettes. My tomatoes and peppers were the usual disaster, this is the last year I’m going to attempt tomatoes I think. I’m adding some fancier squash this year and probably sticking more to root veg and brassicas which suit the climate here a bit more.

Since there is nothing to really photograph for this week I thought I’d go and take a photo of my favourite sheep in the village, but even they were hiding! So here’s one of my favourite spots to pause for breath on my run!

Author: ceulanfibres

Knitter. Spinner. Sometimes weaver and dyer.

16 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021/22: Week Thirty Two”

  1. I had great success last year with growing a squash called Baked Potato. I grew it up some thick branches used as poles and they were delicious and if they grew in the Highlands I think you’d be able to grow them where you are. In my mind I’m thinking, finish kitchen, put everything back in all the cupboards and then I’ll start planning my vegetables for this year. It’s so lovely having another veg gardener, knitter, spinner and even kitchen renovation friend in our YOP group. I hope you’ll share your garden with us too.

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    1. Ooh I’ve been looking at that one, probably the reference to potato! Yes I think it would be nice to track the garden developments here because I tend to forget what I’ve done. I’m still trying to work out what works and what doesn’t. I’m also trying not to get bored in June and stop checking on things 😂

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  2. Sounds like you will be quote busy for the foreseeable future. What with knitting, gardening and remodeling. I look forward to seeing all not it happen. Your breathing spot is gorgeous. I would stop there too just for the view.

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  3. I adore seeing photos of the landscapes other folks live in – so many beautiful, wonderful, different vistas in this world! DH and I finally decided on what we’d like to do for some other garden beds in our back yard. It’ll be a long-term project as we have to figure out the deer-prevention methods first but I’m excited we’ll have someplace to enjoy the summer evenings in a bit of shade with some veggie and flower beds to view. Good luck with your kitchen plans!

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    1. Thank you. Luckily there’s no need for animal proofing here, except for the odd cat. Luckily the ginger Tom cat who seems to have taken up residence on my bench seems to keep the other reprobates off his adopted turf which is quite handy!

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  4. Lovely place to run, really picturesque!

    Thank you for sharing your gardening plans, you just reminded me that I need to get seeds and starters. January blew by in such a flash … I feel like I’m just ready to start thinking about gardening.

    I’m looking forward to see your completed 12 days spins.

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    1. We have a lot of sheep around here. I do like trying to identify breeds. I also talk to them, which has been embarrassing a few times when someone else has come along!

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  5. What a beautiful running spot. The color of that sky is amazing. Another vote for seeing the garden here! We’re really trying to figure out our garden space in the new house. I enjoy seeing what others have done and what they grow.

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