We'll take a break from Harris Tweed today, and have a look at how our Saturday panned out.
Calum was promised way back when it was his birthday that he and his pals would go ten-pin bowling.
We are so advanced in this neck of the woods... ten-pin bowling alleys an' everything.
Catherine and the Wee Guy. I think Calum's trying to tell her how it's done!
Today was a sheep-moving day. Group A went to field 3; Group B went to field 2; Group C went to field 5; Group D..... er, you get the drift.
(By the way - I haven't a clue what I'm talking about it, but I do know that the sheep travelled from lots of different places to lots of different places.)
The past week's weather has been wet and windy. Most days had winds of between 50-60 mph, so it's been a week for the plants in the glasshouse, not the ones in the plot. (Although happily I can report that all the brassicas in the cages are alive and well - these windbreak cages really do work)
Some salad leaves, partly eaten
We took our two tubs of pea plants into the glasshouse because of the winds, and they seem to be much happier in the warmth and shelter. I'm fascinated by the pea plants: we've never grown peas before, so this is a real learning curve.
I've planted brassicas in both cages, but left two rows in the second cage for a later planting. Here are some of the cauliflower seedlings we'll plant in a few weeks' time.
Courgette plants: this will be new for us too. Watch this space!
Another 'first' for us: strawberries. They're in growbags....under glass too. Again, I'll keep you posted on progress.
I like to have coriander at all the different stages of growth. Here are some smaller plants...
and this is what's ready to use.
I also have another two pots with seeds: one has seeds which haven't even popped through yet, and another at an in-between stage.
This was a first for us too: last November or December, we planted onion sets in tubs and left them in a cold frame. They were dormant until the days began to get lighter, and now we have lovely onion bulbs - not quite ready yet, but they will be soon.
Some of this year's onion sets have been planted in tubs in the past few weeks, but the ones going into the plot are still waiting. If only this rain and wind would stop!
Here's the 'greenhouse'. The two large tubs at the bottom are the peas; the long, narrow tub in between is coriander; in front on the left is the tub of salad leaves; and the strawberries are on the right.
On the shelves are seedlings - leeks (I planted half the leeks last Saturday, and these will be planted, all being well, next week), kale, cauliflower and broccoli. There's also a selection of pepper and chilli plants, as well as tomato plants. These are all 'firsts' for us too.
I'll return to some Harris Tweed posts next week ;)
I hope you all have a blessed Lord's Day.