The appetite also , well what were those surprises , I could make them up and tell you I found a pot of gold , but I have to be honest there was no gold , but I did put a barrel under the drainpipe and it filled to the top in less than 2 hours so now I have rain water harvested , I remember collecting rain water to wash my hair in once it was supposed to be really good for it . I still have very long thick hair which spends most of the time in a pony tail of sorts piled on the top of my head so wearing hats sometimes is a pain but hey I discovered a wonderful thing just cut a hole in the top of your woollen hat and pull your bun or pony tale through its great a real surprise as the hat still keeps you lovely and cosy and for me is now a much better fit; a kind of woolly bandanna .
I cleared away some briers and attached some branches to a pole , who knows perhaps this will work , its a new idea growing blackberries on a trellis, yipee. I am doing that much trudging through the land that paths are actually forming , laid a bit more cardboard and did a tidy around garden.
Treated myself to a nice glass of red wine with our dinner and now I am off down the hill to visit with my dad and see if he has news since this morning, the surprises really consisted of discovering that I have rain water at my disposal and fresh air is the best tonic for an appetite and also the best aid to a good nights sleep , gardening is also a wonderful way to keep warm in the cold weather and I really do believe that all this gardening is doing miracles in the way it lifts my mood.
Blessings and happy days. Kathy.