Fleas Jumping

My son did his maths homework today. The worksheet he was working on was titled ‘Fleas Jumping’; the sheet had various addition and subtraction questions, with pictures of cats and fleas jumping between them. It’s very different to the way I was taught, but he seems to understand it. It took his mother and me […]

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Storm Damage!

A couple of weeks ago, there were some pretty big storms with lots of wind and rain. The tomatoes (and other plants!) suffered under the onslaught; a lot of the tomatoes and several sweetcorn plants were at a decidedly odd angle when the sun came out again! Obviously, the plants needed to be straightened. So, […]

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Tomatoes!

Well, not exactly, but there are the first signs of tomatoes on the plants! They are very small, and some seem to have funny things hanging from the bottom, but they’re still tomatoes! While not wanting to count chickens before they’ve hatched, we do seem to be having some success growing our own vegetables. The […]

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Flowering Tomatoes

The tomatoes have been growing reasonably well and they’ve started flowering. They haven’t got particularly tall, which is a bit of a surprise. The kids are crouching next to the tomato plants, to give you an idea how tall they have got (the plants that is, not the kids!). So now we’re wondering how tall […]

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The tomatoes are in the ground!

The tomatoes have been making great progress and we decided to put them in the ground last weekend. So, we made the vegetable patch a little bigger, dug a couple of small trenches and planted the sprouting tomatoes in the ground. They’ve been in the ground for a week now, and seem to be doing […]

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