My husband and I live and farm a remote and isolated group of islands in the Falkland Islands. We use a 36 foot steel fishing boat to move between islands. Our lifestyle is pretty much self sufficient. We have a wind turbine for power our own veg gardens and 5,000 sheep that we farm for fine wool and fat lamb.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Can't sleep waiting to hear from the boys
Woke up at 4 am. Can't get back to sleep Wondering how the boys are getting on. I could probably get them on the mobile now but I expect a couple of them may be sleeping so I don't want to disturb them. I expect Christopher will ring at about 7 o'clock.
Potato patch on George Island
Cabbages and potatoes in storage for the winter
I have picked up a few new followers over the last couple of weeks. One is Doreen whitelock@victorygarden, a gardeners blog with tips etc on gardening. This reminded me of the trip down to George Island last week specially to dig the potatoes. It turned out that the garden was so wet the potatoes were just mud balls and the trench was filling with water as they were digging them. In the end they abandoned the idea, they will have to be dug in the spring. Christopher enjoys gardening very much and produces way more produce then we can ever eat. This year I have decided to buy him one of these fancy new green coloured poly tunnels for his birthday. They are supposed to have a 10 year lifespan. The original plastic covered poly tunnels didn't fair of to well in the Falklands. The wind generally got the better of them in a couple of years. He has been wanting a poly tunnel for years but because we move between islands all summer there was a likelihood it would dry out too much while we were away but with Shaun and Tanya on Speedwell there will be someone to water it while we are on George Island. It will be a surprise. Christopher never looks at my blog, the Internet for him is for sourcing items or finding out how to do something that you don't know how to like wiring a three way light switch. He has no interest in facebook or games etc.