Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sow's Ear

 Here's an artistic view of the community garden at the chalkface.
I lovingly call it, a sow's ear.
A facsimile Sow's Ear*, somewhere else in the world.
As promised, here's an update on the community garden*. Anyone who has worked in a variety of chalkfaces knows that most co-curricula projects such as community gardens are bit sow's earrish, due to budget constraints, the ongoing need for volunteer labour and other factors that seem to constantly impede progress.
It can be a bit of a circus, only to receive this at the end!
Frankly, I think anyone who volunteers to help such projects , deserves a medal. And, the same goes for those who can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
I have two such helpers, who this year, in 2012, have
gotten the chalkface's green patch off the ground.
A worker made me this promotional package back in the day. I love it.
I still have it, because, I-am-a-hoarder.

For those who care to look, or not living in the Antipodes, that bizarre looking metal thing is actually a washing line!
A Hills Hoist, an Aussie icon.

Sage, delicious.
As we speak, we have fruit.
The marigolds have been great little companions, keeping away bugs.
Early corn planting.
One helper, lovely L, even apologised early one morning for 'just turning up, to work in the garden!'
She hoped I wouldn't mind.
No apology needed.
The other was otherwise busy once and sent her husband in to help.
What's not to love.
The garden gladdens my heart.
Have you put the Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition into your diary?


  1. The garden is blooming! Thank you for the blog referrals! Have a splendid week!


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