Monthly Archives: March 2015

#MeadLab #BreakingMead It’s Ready!

Finally, after a four month ferment the mead is ready. Bottled this afternoon and tastes just like the last batch did about a year ago. Possibly not quite as harsh as last years, I think the extra month fermenting made a difference.

Only have 3 litres this time instead of the 23 litres last year, so get in quick before it’s gone.

Going to push myself next time with something different

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Got the horn...


Carrotts and Peas

Spring is springing and I’m ignoring the sound of wind and rain outside.

The Paris carrotts and peas, that came from a box of dried peas that I bought from a supermarrket, are showing their heads.

Starting to suspect the cherry tomato plant I posted earlier may be something foreign that came in the potting compost…

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LIFE!

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Having a gander at my bedroom nursery, and didn’t expect to see this!

I only planted the seeds two days ago and already one of my cherry toms is poking its head through the dirt.

This is a good sign.


A Braw Day

Sooooo I had a day of work today. Had to stay in between 1000 and 1400 for a service engineer coming to check over my central ventilation system.
The morning was mostly spent chatting to some of my favourite tweeps and placing bets on when he turns up. Nobody picked the 1220 doorbell ring.

Mr Engineer Man turned up and within a half hour he was done and dusted, leaving me with the rest of the day to myself. Now beautiful weather out there meant a chance to top up the vitamine D. Do I sit on a cafe terrace and have a beer? Wee Devil on my shoulder was tempting, but no, got beer in the fridge so be a good boy and get some rays on the go.

Went for a short walk around the village, shooting off some photies with my phone wishing for a decent camera while watching buzzards circle above the fields looking for dinner.

Got back home and thought Balcony Garden season is fast approaching and checked out what seeds I have, put Soundgarden on grabbed a beer out the fridge and set to work. Got a few things this year, balcony tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, aubergine, bell peppers, Cayenne peppers, Paris carrotts and peas. Also the usual suspects of herbs and the strawberries from last year look as if they survived the Winter.

Seeds are now on the windowsill of Bedroom Nursery and soon the mead will also be ready.

This has been a braw day, I need more of this.

Photies below in no particular order.

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