So what have I been up to over the last week? Well not a lot really.
I have been recovering from another bout of abdominal pain (aka diverticulitis), and spending a bit of time in bed, and working from home. Lethargy overcomes me more often than not and I have spent far too much time sleeping. Unfortunately, I have a little less mojo to go around. Hopefully all that is changing as today, I feel well rested and not as sore as the last few days.
Yesterday, as I was feeling a little better, Kim and I spent about 4 hours in the garden tidying up. Basically weeding and a bit of harvesting. Here are some photos that Ben took for me.
Our sweet corn, that is yet to be harvested. It is about two weeks away from being ripe.
Very artistic Ben. The tops of the corn stalks.
Maybe this lad should not be let loose with the camera? “Nice bum Gav”, Kim said!
After cutting back many tomato vines we moved to the eggplant patch. Here is a nice sized eggplant that you would normally see in the shops.
This is the eggplant patch in its glory. There are about 6 plants in there somewhere that I grew from seed.
Here are some finger type eggplants, which I have found are great in curries.
And a Listada de Gandia. I love the purple and white stripes. It tastes like the normal purple variety, but I think it is cool.
To put the corn into perspective, I took the camera away from Ben and asked him to pose for me. He is about 168 cm, so that would make the corn over 2 metres tall. Each plant has two ears on it.
I posted this one before, but I am so proud of this caerphilly cheese. It worked out perfectly.