Now that three months have gone, and Easter is almost here, I am able to give you all news of the new direction my life has been moving in.
I have also been working hard at releasing two more of my books – one is a picture book (‘Larry Lyrebird Laughs’)
and the other a fantasy chapter book for middle school children (‘Rosferado – Wizard Extraordinaire‘).
Whoever said retirement was relaxing had obviously not retired. I seem to be busier than ever. Not that I’m complaining – as you age – challenges and busyness are the very things that keep your brain and body functioning.
In Australia we are now in Autumn (Fall) and heading for winter. One of my other projects is my vegetable garden. Now is the time to prepare for winter – so I’ve planted cauliflowers, cabbage, broccoli ( these are collectively called – brassicas) and onions. These are all more slower growing than Spring and Summer vegetables. I’ve also put in carrots, beetroot and turnips. Root crops should be in poorer soil than other plants, as the roots are the edible bits – protected from Winter frosts, but easily misshapen by too much fertilizer. I still have parsnips, silver beet (also known as chard) and leeks to get into the soil.
Of course, the northern hemisphere is in Spring – so they should be growing everything from lettuce to zucchini, tomatoes to watermelons, and cucumber to corn and everything in between. I love flowers for the bees as well, but I am very much a vegetable grower. It is important to be able to grow your food and know where it comes from and that it hasn’t been sprayed with anything toxic.
If you enjoy gardening, both Autumn and Spring are wonderful times to get out into the outside, as the temperature is not too cold, nor too hot.
P.S. I have two more pages to this blog. Can you find them – would you prefer all of page two and three moved to page one?