Today is one of my least favourite days of the year... The day daylight savings ends... *poo*
Danny and I tried to make the most of the final day of some form of daylight after 7pm by getting into the garden to plant some of our Autumn/Winter crops. Okay, okay... It was actually Danny doing most of the planting and I wandered around, poking at things and making 'helpful' suggestions.
'Our' garden is really Danny's garden. He plants it and I cook it :) Being vegans, we eat a lot of vegetables so having a veggie patch really helps cut back our grocery bills. It also gives us access to lots of things that we can't find at the supermarket like kale and collard greens.
We grow heaps of vegetables during the year; Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, tomatillos, yams, onions... Winter and Autumn tend to be a bit light on because it gets cold and frosty here so everything but the really tough vegetables die.
We have fruit too. Apples, apricots, nectarines, lemons, limes, strawberries, greengages, blueberries... We even have 2 olive trees!!
I tried to help Danny out by organising the piles of seed packets... Mice had recently gotten into the gardening shed and had a seedy feast so I had the fun of picking through their mess... *gag*
Then it started to get a bit dark so I had to muck in and get my hands dirty by planting some seeds. We should be okay for broccoli, kale, spinach and chard until the cows come home when these little gems pop up!
Not that I will be able to check on them when I get home each evening... From here until October we are back to arriving home in the dark :(
I'm happy to say that I was much smarter after this morning's run. I came home and stretched, iced and then popped on my compression socks for an hour or so. I'm feeling much better for it this evening so Sunday's long run should be hunky-dory! Yee Hah!
I was scheduled for fartleks today. I was already to head out when I went to turn on Garmy and was promptly told his battery was almost flat... What The?! I had just charged it the other day after having to go without him on Wednesday. I gave him 30 minutes on the charger to get his act together and it was enough for us to complete the 5k's required.
During the run I felt like I was really struggling but I finished with my best fartlek time yet so I was pretty pleased... mostly because the speedwork is over until Wednesday ;)
Do you have a veggie patch? What do you grow?
What's your favourite vegetable? I hated brussel sprouts as a kid but they are my favourite now!!