Some people rest over their weekends. Some people work over weekends because they have to or are part-time, and others work because they want to. For me, working at the things I love doesn’t really feel like work at all.
This is a list of things I plan to achieve over the coming weekend. Lots of early starts planned to get it all done, as it is the last full weekend we have before we start teaching workshops again for term 3.
- I will be making 16 new wooden soap moulds for soap making workshops and for our online store.
- I will be preparing garden beds.
- I will be planting vegetables seedlings in the veggie patch. My friend Stacey gave me some tomato seedlings, and I have some rockmelon, Queensland Blue pumpkins, and some Long yellow capsicums to get in the ground.
- I will be planting some seed potatoes in the front yard.
- I will be giving the chickens a health check.
- I will be adding new products to our Little Green Workshops online store.
- I will be producing a video for the Green Lifestyle Awards.
Phew, that sounds like enough fun to get me through the weekend.
I hope yours will be just as fruitful. I promise to take lots of photos, as it must be time for a garden update!
busy, busy, busy!
Looks like you and me both are going to be busy. I’m going to try to squeeze in some of the things I had planned during the school break into the next three days. It’s going to challenging. 🙂
But like you said, “it ‘aint work, its a ‘obby”
Sounds like a busy one however I agree that doing something you love is not work it’s pleasure. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane
Allotment adventures with Jean says
Gavin that sounds like a wonderful productive weekend. I am particularly enjoying reading this post of yours as it brings me back to the grass roots, and the joy, of spending our time doing these rewarding jobs as part of living a sustainable lifestyle. This weekend I’ll be scratching my head deciding what to plant in the allotment ahead of what we expect to be a long hot summer. I’ll plant something that can cope with me being over at the ‘lottie’ just a few times a week, and give it a good mulch to keep the moisture in and the soil cool. Some folk put a layer of fertiliser and mulch over their allotments for the summer if they know they can’t be at the allotments often enough, and leave the soil to rest and recuperate. Winter is our bonanza time when you can watch the stuff grow before your eyes after a drop of rain.
Lynda D says
Have fun Gav, ill be doing likewise. Its funny when i tell people how much im looking forward to the weekend because i can do some work. Gardening and repurposing/renovating items gives me so much pleasure. Im doing over a bookshelf this weekend for Jessie’s kids. Its currently a very bad green with stickers all over it but it was FREE!
Weekend? I started today! 😉 I am currently digging level an area for our pergola (by hand, yes) and using the lovely topsoil to fill some garden beds. I dug up and moved 4 barrow loads of soil today. I also got 2 of the sleepers in place, backfilled with all the rocks dug up in the soil, built a rockery garden (herb spiral inspired but much smaller), planted it out, put back chook destroyed veggie gardens 🙁 and more. The weekend will be full of mowing and whipper snippering, hopefully building several hugel beds or the beginnings thereof, planting out several fruit trees currently in their pots, digging up more pergola base, finishing off the cubby-house platform and getting the cubby up there, taking 2 kids to a sensory music program and all the usual washing etc too. Aside from the washing, I can’t wait! 😀 LOVE sunny weekends in the garden. 🙂
Gavin Webber says
You are the busiest woman I know Jessie. Well done, and pity about all the chooks messing up your veggie patch. x
Busy busy day here too, it’s ‘open house’ day for my house in Brisbane as I’m moving up to the Sunshine Coast. The house is so clean I barely recognise it. It’s been a busy week too, one son got married up at beautiful Maleny last weekend and another flew out to London to study at Leeds uni in England for a year. At least I still have one son at home … Back to polishing something..
Gavin Webber says
Best of luck. Hope you get an offer! x
Gavin Webber says
Well done. Congratulations.