Sunday, 3 May 2009

Hey ho hey ho



Today I started weeding our overgrown garden. I know this might sound funny, but we have to go up our outside steps then onto the roof of the stable to get to this piece of garden. The wall at the back is actually the road. Yes the house is lower than the garden as it is built on the side of a mountain and the back road is higher again. So far I have got 5 big bin bags full of weeds.


See I have managed to get to the wall/road. The lumps of wood we collected last year. It should be seasoned enough for our fire this winter.

At the right side of the picture you can see a creamy ball shaped object, this is a seed head of the artichoke plant there and right on the edge of the picture is an artichoke head. Might get to eat some this year. I have never tried them and I don't even know how to cook them.


Caught this butterfly warming himself in the afternoon sun.


These snails are what we collected last year from the garden. A Greek friend of ours took them to eat. Think I will just collect them and see if anybody wants them. I just don't fancy them. My hubby reckons they taste like chicken only more chewy.

Once the garden is cleared I am hoping to grow squash and courgettes through black plastic and anything else that will grow in such stony ground.

Any offers on digging it? I have a spare spade, and I make a good cup of tea. Ha ha.

My Cretan Life