Easter Baking and Brambles
After too many years without, this is our first Easter with a proper oven. What better time than to bake some hot cross buns?
Spring and Brambles
Spring has officially arrived but the weather has yet to take note. I have never been so keen to see the greenery return to the landscape. The freezing cold has mostly finished, and now wind and rain is easing us into better weather. But not soon enough.
When time allows, I have been busy in the garden. We have decades of overgrowth to tame. The brambles are being particularly challenging. I have cut back the bulk and we have a compost pile four metres long by one and half metres tall. Sadly, this compost is unusable and will have to be removed or destroyed. The brambles will not be wiped out through the composting process and could return if I used the compost later.
The garden will take many years to resemble anything approaching our ambitions. The task of getting to that point will be more than half the fun.