More Planting

This morning was spent at Turriefield sewing seeds like squash, courgette, salad leaves….. oh, yes and sweetcorn (those were interesting seeds).

And then we took them all down to the polytunnel to place them in better growing conditions – under lights, mats and heat, though it was already very hot in the polytunnel and everything else was taking off.

Then we did some rearranging and relocating previous already-growing seedlings – there is a strict rotation to cater for their every requirement based on the stage they have reached.  That makes sense.  I am learning.

I brought home with me a large amount of thyme which was being cleared to make space for something to grow – I will dry it and store it for later.  Such a pretty plant and the divine smell too.

While I can see the glories of a polytunnel (or crub – -the Shetland variety), I am wary of the hard work required.  My back is pretty much at a shouty stage if I do anything too heavy and I really don’t want to aggravate it mroe.  I am also waiting on the results of the MRI to know what is actually going on – ie are the bulging discs bulging more, is the stenosis worst and the osteophyte thingies too.  Meh, to all of them.  All I know is that mostly I hurt in degrees of constantly awful to that’s-it-I-need-to-lie-down-and-stop!  I get no let up.

Anyway, home and I was met by Monster who was also enjoying the sunshine. He is a chap with no problems.

4 thoughts on “More Planting

  1. Celeste

    So sorry to hear that your back is hurting again and hope you get some answers that will provide you with some relief. Seeing those small seeds sprout into real plants is so rewarding! And of course, Monster is the perfect example of ” What? Me worry?!?” My cats always remind me to just relax, it’s only life happening. What a good companion he is!

  2. judy shank

    I have been thinking about your trip to Aberdeen & the MRI. I hope that you hear soon. Although I have a systemic arthritis, the spondyloarthritis is the worst. I see what you do daily for the four legged family members & it’s a labor of love, but with a very bad back, it takes your love & dedication to a whole new level. Next week, I go to the Mayo Clinic for a problem only tangentially related to my spine; however, if I find out anything that might help, I’ll let you know. Pain can be so overwhelming; I hope your report is good & that relief will be noninvasive.

  3. Cathy

    I certainly can commiserate with you on back pain and other associated delights. Lumbar Stenosis – now classed as severe on some levels – (with its unwanted bone spurs growing and making life uncomfortable) has been my companion for many years..
    I’ve been reading and ‘watching’ your life for quite a while now and am definitely in awe of all the walking up hill and down dale’ (along the track as well) you do. More so hearing you mention your spine in this post plus the recent day out with a flight to have an MRI one.

    They say life is what you make – all your big and small 2 plus 4 legged friends certainly help make your life


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