Today was characterised by struggling with sweet food cravings and being upset by the almost complete demolition of my vegetable plot.
As happens most days, I started well. This is without a doubt, the best Tahini I have ver had, anywhere, ever.
I had a spoonful of Tahini with strawberries, half an orange, an apricot and some blueberries. Harvey and I both had one of these for breakfast – cheers! After I had seen my vegetable plot I had one of these – a bowl of granola with yogurt. I had played tennis be nevertheless, I did not need this. I had arranged to have a tree taken down. It was a rather lovely tree but it cast shade over the spot I want my greenhouse to be in so it had to go. I am loving the sense of light and space it has opened up. WHen the sun came out in the afternoon I realised another tree is also casting some shade in the wrong place so that may have to go too. Or at least be trimmed. Lunch was a Feta cheese salad with baked potatoes. I was really craving the carbs today. My vegetable patch is being decimated by 2 big fat bl**dy rabbits!!!! I hate them and anyone local who wants to come and shoot them is very welcome to. They did leave some lettuce but there are lots of gaps. This bed really upset me. The Brussels were coming back to life and the cauliflowers doing well but they have all been munched back to just veins on what remains of the leaves. Some of the beetroots and leeks had been trampled but I think most will survive. There is absolutely nothing left of the French beans. Nothing. Luckily I have some plants in the greenhouse but I am reluctant to put them out until those bunnies are dead bunnies. I am sure fellow vegetable growers will appreciate quite how disappointing it is to plant vegetables from seed and after about 2 – 3 months careful tending and regular checking, to find them eaten by something small and furry is very upsetting. Lara made dinner for us with a Mexican theme – guacamole, tortillas, sour cream, Cheddar and chilli con carne. Not a diet friendly meal but a very delicious one.
Due to the distractions of the tree felling, the upset of the vegetable patch and a game of tennis, I had to work this evening until nearly 11pm to get everything finished. So not a great start to the weekend but hopefully it will improve from here.