Hello, Monday Morning

 

We kicked off spring with a marathon weekend in the garden. Weeded, tidied, ground cover on, stones moved, some seeds planted.

Johnny and the boys finished removing the creig from one of the new tunnel beds; loads of work but we get needed depth and stones to use elsewhere in the garden.

My hands are sore from wild blackberry thorns, fingernails look unrecognizable, whole body is aching, and pulled a muscle in my bum from a running slip while racing the rain to get laundry off the line, but feeling accomplished and happy, happy!ย 

Have a wonderful Monday everyone, Melissa Xx

p.s. Daisy duck was no help at all, only poking her head up to see was I bringing her food or something like that, but we love her no matter.

 

39 Comments

  1. Isn’t it great to have a day of good work…work with purpose?? Yes, sore and tired at the day’s end, but the best kind of feeling! Happy gardening, happy spring to you!! Did you bring seeds from here in Maine back to Ireland??

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    • I always say it’s a good time to start a new exercise regime, when so sore already, but we both know the garden is it’s own wonderful form of exercise. Besides, it always seems to lash for a week immediately after I have these intentions and then the get up and go has gotten up and gone without me!!

      Yes, my mum and dad bought me a whole bag full. Some interesting and gorgeous squashes, corn, and a few others that I can’t remember right now. Pumpkins too.

      Also, feeling exhausted and accomplished is a good sleep tonic!

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      • Wonderful! here we are busy cutting next years firewood, long days cutting, hauling, splitting, stacking….but to be outdoors, using our bodies , breathing in the cold fresh air…a tonic for good healthy living, for sure. Still a serious possibility I’ll be over in two weeks ( Sally has bought a farm in County Kerry, I’ll try and email you the details). Not, however, excited about getting on a plane at the moment. The situation here very unstable I’m afraid.

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  2. Singledust says:

    Just to say I read you off and on, not a real follower though I “follow” you, and that I really enjoy the way you write about your life and the things you do, the everyday things that are so different from what I do and yet I connect with the art of doing life. You live in a beautiful part of the world. Be blessed always. Gina

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  3. singersong says:

    Hi Melissa. I love this post. I really miss my gardens back in Oz. Where I live now i am surrounded by extraordinary beauty but my yard is gravel and salt spray covers everything. it would be such hard work to garden here. I admire you so much and am a touch jealous. ๐Ÿ˜€ Much love on this wild wooly day
    Bob

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  4. Laurie Graves says:

    A day of outside work is always so satisfying. There is just something being outside. Such a cute little busy-body Daisy duck! Hope your bum feels better soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Just back from a couple days in Galway City and, among other things, I had a full body massage so feeling great. Finished your book while there too. Margaret Maeve was very patient with me and is happy to have it all to herself.

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  5. HI MELISSA——– CAN’T WAIT TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT & DIG IN THE DIRT—— SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN A LONG WINTER THIS YEAR—– MUST BE MY AGE!!!! LOVE HOW YOU SHARE—– BLESSINGS TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!! LOVE THE DUCK— WE ONLY HAVE CHICKENS RIGHT NOW——

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  6. Maureen says:

    Melissa, Johnny & family,
    What a great way to prepare for the season ahead, I fondly recall time spent in the garden and fields with my family and farming neighbors. Those times have made for great memories for my sisters and brother.
    Not to mention your POSITIVE Monday morniby greeting…just love it. Heading to Clare in a few weeks, counting the days!

    How about those New England Patriots?!?!….Never, never give up!

    Have a great week.
    Maureen

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    • I understand what you say, they’re great memories to have. What an incredible victory for the Patriots and a match to remember for the fans! Such truth to what you say about never giving up…you never know what lies ahead.

      Enjoy your time in Clare. Melissa Xx

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    • Winter seems to have set in just this week. Minus degrees celsius for the first time in a long while. There’s always something to do in the tunnel and a bit of shelter from the cold there so that’s where I can be found. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Brenda says:

    I have been learning a bundle of new words from blogs lately–dreich, writhen, and now creig. I had to look up “creig” and it wasn’t easy to find a definition. “Do you mean Craig?” You’ll be happy to know that the urban dictionary defines “creig” as a “f—in’ tall-ass kid.” I suspected you weren’t clearing children–of any size–from your tunnel beds, so kept searching.
    I’m sure that you have heard that we are hunkered down for a snowmaggedon event tonight. I have noticed that before big storms here, all the birds seem to disappear from our feeders. I guess they go into the deeper woods for protection from the wind. In any case, the only birds to be seen this morning are ravens. Now we wait.

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    • While you were further buried in snow, our cold snap of two weeks let up and we had temps in the mid 50’s today. Hoping you have dug out and are somewhat back to normal by now!

      Creig is Gaelic for rock. Now I must look up dreich and writhen too!!

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    • That happens to me with a couple blogs as well. Sometimes I visit and I get a notice that there is no blog anymore but I know that isn’t true. A cyber mystery for sure. Thank you for making the effort to stop by!

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