A journal of my favourite pastimes gardening, farming and sewing.

Monday, 30 January 2017


As usual, I'm about two months behind other gardeners who probably harvested their garlic back in December.

I finally dug mine up a couple of weeks ago and this evening I cleaned it up ready for sharing and using.  I'm sure I didn't dig up all the bulbs, so at least I'll have a head start on planting time.

It was very relaxing just sitting their with the garlic skins all around me.  That is my little hand embroidered garlic bag that I hang on the side of the fridge for easy access.

I want to mince some in oil for keeping in the fridge as well as infusing oil in bottles for gifts.  Perhaps I'll also try drying some to make garlic flakes and salt.

We had our first full weekend on leave from the hospital this weekend, with family joining us for lunch at a local pub.  Peter did very well but was very tired and in some pain by the end of the four days.

This week we have a meeting with the health care team at the rehab unit which hopefully will give us an indication of discharge date and the potential return to work outlook.  It has been a long road and no doubt further to travel yet, but things are moving in the right direction.  I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers, we are just so grateful. From us to you xxxx...