How can it be nearly Christmas again!!!! This year has flown by.
And it doesn't even seem like winter as the weather has been so mild all through the autumn until now. We had our first real rain over the past couple of days and the garden needed it!
I'm pleased to say Geoff's back has settled down and surgery isn't on the menu ...yet... but may be a possibility in the future. In the meantime he continues to create B&B2 with gusto and is enjoying every minute of it.
My tendonitis however, is no better and an MRI later this month will determine whether surgery is necessary, as the consultant believes I have torn the tendon to the elbow and it won't mend on its own! (two weeks in a cast if that's the case, which will mean changing beds and cleaning will be even more difficult than now). But as it's the low season we don't have many guests right now so I am able to cope perfectly well, with Geoff's help of course, and a restraint to the elbow and wrist to minimise the use of the tendon.
Freddie continues to grow at an amazing rate and at four and half months is all legs now, We are hoping he'll grow into them as, if he keeps on at this rate, he'll be taller than me by Spring! He and Henri are great mates now and Freddie has a good respect for the old sage.
We are trying something new in the garden this year - Lasagna gardening - Google it! It's fascinating! (Thank you Albert and Doris who put us onto this). It's just layers and layers of paper, cardboard, mulch, kitchen compost, horse manure, garden clippings, grass cuttings, leaf mould all layered on top of each other on a patch you wish to cultivate next spring. It doesn't have to be good soil to begin with as the process creates the good soil underneath. There's no ground prep, no digging, and we are assured - next to no weeds next year. Once the 2ft deep heap has composted down over winter it's ready to plant straight into in the spring! I'll keep you informed.
In the meantime Geoff and I wish you everything we would wish for ourselves, a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.