I need that Irish monk’s help (see my previous post) in my campo (allotment). Everything is growing so fast, particularly the weeds and grass!
The other problem is water. I’m hoping, indeed praying, for rain. One must water everything twice daily: early in the morning and just before supper. It’s pointless to water things during the day. And the higher summer temperatures haven’t even hit us yet!
Tomatoes of five different varieties, courgettes, cucumbers, melons and various types of salad are now settled down after their birth-pangs. Fruit trees are showing good signs of flourishing too.
Anyway, there could be no more beautiful place to do one’s gardening than here.
There is sufficient tree cover to cool off in the hotter parts of the day. The occasional wild animal pays a visit (mainly deer – hopefully not wolves which are becoming more frequent in these parts as local shepherds inform us) and there’s lots of peace and quiet. I might even pitch my tent here and enjoy a bit of very local camping.
I’m off again this early morning for more de-weeding, grass-cutting and watering. I’m feeling more of a peasant (in the positive sense of the word) every day and have little impetus to be away for more than a day or two from my field.
The soil really ties one down. We are made from its products (home-grown taste so much better than anything a supermarket could provide) and one day will return to it too….
It’s truly the good life at the moment!