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Friday, 4 March 2016
The big downside to a bucolic lifestyle is the continuous 'waiting'. It's at this time of year that I begin to get really BORED.
Everything takes a whole year before it comes around again. We spend a year waiting for the next crop of Cherries, we wait a whole year for the next crop of Tomatoes, and we wait a whole year for the next crop of Rhubarb. We spend our lives in annual anticipation and expectation.
I have known town dwellers who hardly knew what season it was, their lives were spent either indoors or in their car/train/bus. No chance of that here.
Farmers must feel it the most, as their livelihoods depend on it; but even folk like myself become obsessed with the never-ending seasonal cycle.
Ever since I grubbed-up my tomato plants last October, I've been looking forward to planting again, and I still have about 2 months to wait.
I'm getting really fed-up with having nothing to do at Haddock's. I need to get onto some soil.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!