Monday, 20 April 2015

Cauliflower 1 - Strawberries 6 - Asparagus 4 - seed potatoes several, and a party.

A Saturday lunch treat
There is something very special about the first asparagus spears and the first strawberries. Both are something we will make room for wherever  (if and when) we move to.
We have our first cauliflower for dinner tonight. This one went from an inch across to 4 inches wide in the space of 3 days!

We had no plans to grow any potatoes out on the field this year until Col noticed the hardware shop in Leiston was selling them off for 50p/3Kg net Big  Bargain! Now there are 11 nets in the shed waiting, and as the girl in the shop didn't bother to count them, he got them for £5.
 They are First and Second Earlies but that won't matter as we plan to dig and sell them anyway. We'll borrow a potato planter and get our friend A who owns it to come and help plant and then she can have some potatoes every week when she comes for eggs.

Our families gathered together on Saturday evening to celebrate my 60th

We squished into the dining room, had a giant take away and I made a cake.
Our son brought along some party poppers but we all got a shock because instead of the usual little  paper streamers they were full of glitter stars, which went everywhere - drinks, cake, hair, floor, you name it the whole house was soon covered in small shiny stars.
Col took a couple of photos of us and the cake but they didn't come out very well, so I've not included them. My camera birthday present is a beauty and I now need to go away and read the instructions. It does exciting things like panorama, wide angle and has a really good zoom but it's going to take me a while to work it all out. I may need a degree!

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