My garden is still managing to surprise me inspite of the lack of rain, look at these lovely beans. All my own work, (well actually I had a lot of child assistance), grown from seed. I think they are rather beautiful and they taste good too, the very best part is that the children think they are delicious too. This is nothing short of a miracle where Dylan is concerned as he is a firm follower of the Atkins diet. He doesn't mind a bit of fruit but vegetables are to be suffered not enjoyed. I think finally I may have converted him and he has now discovered the joys of fresh picked peas eaten in the garden, straight from the pod. He didn't believe me when we planted them, but he has been persuaded and now can't resist picking a pod on his way past.
My ground preparation was rather slack, take it from me, this is a stony plot, I got tired of removing stones and the children became less enthusiastic when the temperatures began to dip below 5 degrees so I'm afraid the carrots are perhaps not as traditionally pretty as they might be, but they can't be beaten for humour.
I give you "The Orange Trousers", our version of a Dr Zeus classic.
My other homegrown success this week was, Dylan, who turned seven yesterday. He has asked to go camping for his birthday so looks like we are off to Shell Island tomorrow, although we do have a "weather pending" get out clause...