I had a yard sale last Saturday which took up half the week to prepare. Paul and I did it together which is great. That way one can always stay in the yard while the other can go to the washroom or get something to eat. The weather was great. No wind, sunny and in the afternoon it was a beautiful 19 C.
I got up real early to put everything out on the tables. I had 3 tables full of stuff, plus lots of boxes with other stuff. So much things I won’t need once I move to the cabin. Like all the electrical appliances. I have no electricity, so useless to keep a bread maker, slow cooker, juicer, veggy cutter and much more. I won’t use it in the cabin so better make someone else happy with it. I had a wide variety of things and most stuff went in the first 3 hours. Carol came over early and was my first costumer! We had time to visit for a while with a coffee and lovely sticky buns she brought for us. Thanks Carol, they were SO good! The yard sale started at 10 am and ended at 4 pm and there were not many moments without people in the yard. Paul got us some lunch around noon and lucky we had a quiet moment to eat. Then people came again. David also came over to see how we were doing. The day flew by so fast and the weather was amazing. It was great. Lots of things sold and now I got so much more space in the shed. Plus it’s all nice and organized again. Around 3.30 pm I started to put stuff back in boxes, as it got real quiet. Paul helped later with putting all the boxes back in the shed and some things back inside the house.
Around 5 pm Paul and I picked up David to show him the acreage, as he didn’t see it for a long time. He really liked the cabin and was surprised how much work was done at the acreage. It was a wonderful visit and Scruffy had a good run too. But wow, the sky started to change suddenly and the wind popped up real bad. We had storm winds for 2 days! The gusts would go up to 70 km per hour. But we didn’t get the snow and rain as in the south east. It did cooled off a lot and the night frost warnings were out. I’m glad I didn’t had any plants that could get damaged. The Cherry and Plum trees seem ok. They are blooming right now and their flowers are beautiful.
Yesterday the wind went down and the sun was shining. A gorgeous day! In the afternoon I took my boxes with seeds, a thermos with coffee and Scruffy and drove to the acreage. After a coffee on the deck, while Scruffy did her guarding round like usual, I started seeding. Seeding is SO much fun! I love indoor seeding, and my seedlings are doing well. In fact I can start hardening them now, as the weather warmed up. Outdoor seeding is even more fun. Being outside, hands in the soil, handling the tiny seeds, water the ground.....it’s all so peaceful. Because of no wind the weather was perfect. The seeds wouldn’t blow away. Hahaha.
So what did I seeded so far?
I’ve got one above ground garden with beets, parsnip, carrots and kohlerabi.
In the other above ground garden I have seeded spinach, swish chard, one more row of carrots (I got 3 kinds in total), lettuce, endive and green curly kale or boerenkool.
In the little on ground gardens I have seeded peas and beans and some herbs: Dill, Cilantro, Fennel and Borage. I have lots of herbs that I started indoors, and I hope they will harden well. I would love to take them out of the large container they are in now, and plant them in a still to make rock garden. Now I have two on ground gardens left to put in all the little plants I started indoors once they are hardened.
Potatoes were in a few weeks ago and here and there I could see some little sprouts coming up. I watered everything as the soil was so dry. We didn’t get much rain lately.
The sunflowers that I seeded in the cabin are popping up. Yay! I had put them outside on the deck when I arrived, so they could soak up some sunlight. I have put the compost garbage can on a good spot and put in some weeds that I collected from my house in town. I made this garbage compost can by just drilling lots of holes on the bottom and sides. The top keeps the rain out. It is easy to shake the contents loose so now and then, as it isn’t heavy. I noticed in the compost pile I have, that ants are making it their home. Hahaha. So maybe it’s better to compost in the can.
While I was gardening, Karry Ann and Norman came over for a visit. I got all the lumber of the cabin from them and now I hope to get the siding for the cabin. It will be so nice when the cabin will be finished on the outside.
Norman had seen the acreage but Karry Ann was never here, so of course I showed her around. She loved the view and thought that was a real nice surprise, as you can’t see this view from the yard. I also showed her the little birds nest, and for the first time I saw momma bird on the nest. So cute!
After they left I finished seeding. Only had three herbs left to do. I put those in the flower garden across from the cabin. I noticed some new sprouts coming up from little plants I had put in last year. Great!
When I was done I packed up my things and put the sunflowers back in the cabin because of the frost warning for the night. It was a wonderful day with lots of work done but still time enough to enjoy the birds around the yard. I kept my camera with me, so I could make some pictures. Scruffy was very tired from being outside all afternoon. Once back home, she fell asleep and snored SO loud, it was just funny. Hahaha.