As the end of May approaches it’s time to share what’s been going on around here. The weather has been simply amazing, much too wonderful to stay indoors.
Johnny and Adrien made new window boxes, designed to fit perfectly inside the window ledge. There’s more space for soil which should retain moisture much better. They dry out quickly, often needing watering twice a day so I’ll also add some recycled plastic bottles for a water drip system to each box.
Another item off the Amazon wish list! A weather vane is now adorning the roof of our chicken coop. Nuala and Tadhg worked very well together assembling it for me.
Despite the very young man at the home and garden store telling me tires couldn’t be painted and thinking I was a bit of an eccentric, I purchased six colours of outdoor paint to transform the tire planters and I’ve been chipping away at the 42 tires over the last two days. The students will be planting out their pumpkins in a few weeks, one plant per tire. Cornflower, borage, and nasturtium are growing in the soil between the tires and the stone walls. Sorry, no photo of finished tires, yet! A work in progress…
We’re collecting pallets that will become a fence around the pumpkin area that will double as vertical flower planters and a much-needed wind block shelter for the plants.
Some lovely things around the flower gardens and farm. Can you see the slug’s pneumostome/breathing hole? I loved the photo of Nuala drawing her world, then saw it on the video at the end…life through a child’s eye!
I’ll leave you with a few shots from inside the tunnel. I swear most of these plants have grown significantly in the three to seven days since the pictures were taken. The apple tree was potted up since and the lettuce has really shot up in size.
Enjoy the last days of the merry month of May, Melissa Xx