Wow! What a year. I have to say it was one I really wasn’t planning for or expecting at the start of the previous one. Sitting on a sunny beach at the start of 2017 I had absolutely no idea that at the end of 2018 I would be sitting in our beautiful home overlooking the beach with my dream garden in the backyard.
While it seems like the journey has been fast, it hasn’t been without its ups and downs. I mean, I’ll never forget the April storm with its 212km gusts while our relocated house was still up on jacks. That storm is now looked upon as a blessing as it has helped us to appreciate the worst case situation here on the coast and we have taken it into consideration with our plans around the place.
Living in a caravan for 100 days with two teens – 40 of those days without internet, still makes me wonder how we did it at all. But we did it and survived just fine. You do what you need to do to get ahead, just putting one foot in front of the other and eventually something good happens.
But it is the garden that blows my mind. It was hard work, but at the start of May there was nothing there at all. And now as I stand in the middle of what is my dream garden, it takes my breath away. It isn’t completely finished, but what garden ever is? It is at a point where I feel I can call it done. All my desired crops are in, albeit it a tad late for some. But the main thing is there will be a harvest that will return us to the state of almost completely sustainable in vegetables. That was probably the hardest part of the last year – having to buy produce wrapped in plastic at great cost. I feel great relief that I can put that behind us once again.
I’d like to invite you to come for a quick video tour of the garden and check it out for yourself.
Thank you so much for following along with me this year. It has been a tad crazy at times and I am hoping 2019 will be more settled.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you call.
Come again soon – I look forward to a gentle and calm new year.
Sarah the Gardener : o)