Recently we have moved to town. We had to sell the property for a number of reasons. I will miss a lot of things about the property but unfortunately selling was the right thing to do at this point in time. We are now renting a nice house in town.
Moving to town has been difficult, we have had to sell our animals and alpacas and they are sorely missed. Our daughters were born in our old house and I developed Immali corn and a few other varieties of vegetables there. It has a lot of memories and moving was far more difficult than I thought it would be.
In our last few days someone stole our firewood and someone else broke into the mud brick house and cut/took the antenna cables (yet didn't steal anything). We know who did both of these things but unfortunately can do little about it. That made moving even harder and more emotional. I have been praying that I can forgive them, yet I find this very difficult.
|Babington's leek flowering after the move|
We also asked if we could keep some chickens and the landlord graciously agreed. I truly appreciate being allowed to keep them. This has been great as we still have eggs. It has been many years since we have had to buy eggs and I dread the thought of that ever having to buy them again. I don't have a rooster so will not be hatching any eggs in the immediate future.
|Araucana cross and silkie cross chickens|
This rental house is very nice and the street is pleasantly quiet, but it does not have a vegetable garden. I don't understand how people grow food without a vegetable garden. I am at a loss here. I guess they pay someone else to grow all their food and simply buy it from a supermarket? That seems odd to me. There are so many things that I like to eat which I can not get from a store, other vegetables are so much better fresh. What I would give for even a tiny plot. They are a bit precious about grass here so I can only grow things in pots which I have to keep on concrete or pavers in fear of damaging the lawn.
|Vegetables but no land in which to plant them|
|The same vegetables from the other end|
|Duck potatoes, they grow well in a bucket|
|Micro Tomatoes - unfortunately not all survived the move|
|Chilli seedlings from rare imported seeds|