Well, my first blog post went down a hit! LOL
So, I thought I would tell you about me, where I live and how I ended up here.
I am a 32 year old female and I live in Monda, Spain. I moved to Spain 10 years ago to meet the love of my life, who I then married 1 year later in Monda Castle.
I have Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and had surgery for this in 1989 and now have 2 rods along the majority of my spine, I find gardening difficult because I struggle to walk and bending just isn’t a great idea, trouble is I love my garden and I find it is a great escape from pain, I do find ways around gardening comfortably, like sitting on a big cushion when I am weeding and when I bend I use my knees for support.
We just recently moved into a bungalow from a townhouse to help me get around more easily, trouble is we moved to a property that has 2,700 square metres of garden LOL, so, I am not sure if moving has helped me at all or not hehehe, I think the gardening has replaced the damage the stairs were doing.
I was not really sure how hard gardening was going to be, especially the weeds, oh my goodness!
We did make an investment in RoundUp though and that has killed all the weeds, I was trying to do it by hand but by the time I had weeded the back garden and then got down to that bar (half way down the land), the back garden had started growing again meaning I could never quite manage to get the bottom of the garden – something had to give and it couldn’t be me!
My partner is not as interested in gardening as I am, so I can just go ahead and plant what I like, he doesn’t really care. We have a vegetable patch that we have just started and my partner enjoys that type of garden – the gardening you can eat! We are growing raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, tomatoes and 2 different types of peppers and I have yet to plant seeds for lettuce, onions, carrots and melons – I need to prepare my soil first though.
Oh and we have wild spring onions growing and sunflowers – they are my favourite.
I particularly love growing herbs and after a problem with majority of them dying I have finally managed to keep my thyme, basil, parsley and oregano alive. The reason I like the herbs so much is because the herbs help with my pain so I eat a lot of herbs daily in my diet and there is nothing more rewarding than eating what you grew yourself :)
We have 3 cats, Dotty, Lolly and Chuffy and they do a fantastic job of catching rats and mice that keep trying to get into the house – joys of living in the campo!
We have no children as yet but are in the process of adopting from China, our papers should be translated into Chinese very soon.
Well, there you have it, as much as I can think of about me without rambling on too much!
Happy gardening everyone and looking forward to sharing tips and advice
- 21 May, 2008
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