The winds in the backyard were wailing by at around 90 km per hour and of course, all my winter tunnels blew off! I still hadn't secured them really well, as the cold weather hasn't really come to stay. So, yesterday, in the 14 C temperatures and sunshine (which felt HEAVENLY), I trotted up to the garden and vented the cold frames and recovered the tunnels. Since I was up there anyway, I also picked a salad!
You might be wondering what's up with these winter photos? Well, the top one is a shot of the sage from this time last year! The other photo is the unprotected leeks at the same time.. as you can see, a 14 C day in mid-December is not normal!
Work on the book is speeding along and we're now in a process called sub-editing.. it's all new to me, but it's nice to get back to the manuscript after handing it in 6 weeks ago! It's amazing what the touch of an experienced editor can do! Even the names of the chapters and each section have been 'revamped' with amazing results.. I can't wait to see the final product, yet it's still going to be another 10 months or so.. patience Niki!
Well, it's another mild day today - not as warm as yesterday - but 6 C is nothing to sneeze at! But mark my words, this will be the last mild day before winter arrives! (I think!)