Bulbs! We Have Bulbs! 28/11

Last week the Ballanisters were staring anxiously into the abyss, with a new leader of the free world – a capricious, relentless force prepared to undo everything good and overtake us with reckless abandon. I’m talking of course about the weeds. Those pesky little bastards who’ve taken up the space of several posts on this…

All is Not Lost 10/11

In the last few months, as we’ve watched  on in denial, disbelief and false bravado, a persistent tidal wave surge has overtaken us and headed in a direction we never saw coming. Seeds sown while we slept have now  burst into life and overtaken our good work. Single-minded and belligerent,  they quickly multiplied and have…

You Were Always on my Miiind… 29/10

Elvis once sang to his lady – ‘You were always on my mind’ and as the year edges closer to the end,  the panicky farmer in me imagines these words as the epitaph for our little garlic crop – a sad lament for all the times I thought lovingly about the garlic but didn’t show…