Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Empty House...

It's all so quiet.. ssshhhh... sssshhhh

The family left at the weekend and we returned to a very quiet home. In a way it was nice to get back to "normal", but in more ways it's sad that our family are back over the other side of the world. I'm sure they'll be back! And my parents have just confirmed they are coming over for a month for Xmas 2006!!

We all had a fab time, despite the weather, and managed to pack in loads of trips between gardening! The first week or so the weather wasn't kind, not cold, just a bit wet and overcast (bit of a bugger when you live in the shadow of mountains yet can't actually see them!).

The travellers recovered and then set to work on the garden, helping us to weed and to dig up spuds and plant new herbs and veggies. Cait and Mia dug up the four existing spud beds and we are still, four weeks on, living off the fruits of their labour! Mike and Woz tooled up and went to work with saws and dead branches! I tackled the vineyard and Ellie and I tended the new herbs and veggies and weeded various beds around the garden!

Mia and Cait get to grips with the potato plot...

Mike gets destructive in the orchard...

Processing the fruits of our labour...

Wanted - child labour for grape harvesting!

LOADS more to follow... watch this space!!

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At 11:00 AM, Blogger Sue, Joe & Michael Webber said...

Hi there, Sue here, I thought I would come and see how you are getting on in your peice of paradise. Seems like you are enjoying it as much as we are, best mover we ever made!
Glad to see the children have settled as they are always the biggest worry aren't they?
Good luck with the orchard and look forward to hearing about on Lifestyle Talk ther soon no doubt.

best wishes Sue

At 11:09 AM, Blogger The Leggatts said...

Hi Sue & Co,

Thanks for your message, both on here and the forum! The kids sure settled in brilliantly, just a shame they are my brothers (he was visiting from UK for a month in December!).

Loved your weblog, you've certainly got it all going on there!


At 9:00 PM, Blogger Shagen said...

So when will the wine be ready?

At 3:53 PM, Blogger The Leggatts said...

Let's see, pick in March/April, tread, ferment, barrel... leave for 9 months or longer... Christmas 2006 is looking promising!


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