Spent a few hours in the garden of my new place over the weekend - tilling, preparing then planting.
I've currently got... Carrots, potatoes, peas, spinach, and capsicum in the ground. Fuck knows if it'll work, Dunedin weather is a bit wild but apparently these should all grow nicely.
My partner was sitting on the deck picking the tunes while I dug the ground, it was a nice afternoon. She's gonna pick out the herbs and plant them herself this coming weekend, I hear mint is the devil in disguise and needs to either be heavily handled or simply not included, so we'll just avoid it.
Possibly the most fun part of a fun weekend was actually running around the stores finding things to buy. Looking at hoes, comparing carbon fibre to wood handles, picking out the seeds/seedlings and various tools and chatting to the elderly man who worked at the store about what mulch to get. He leaned in conspiratorially and said "If you want mulch, go to [nearby garden store] they'll give you three times as much for half the price of here". So I headed over there and sure enough, they basically chucked a fuckin' bale of the good stuff in my car for half the price of the other store.
Next month I go to Japan, the month after we officially move into the new house and it's Christmas/New Years/Summer, the month after that we'll adopt a cat and our family begins. All the while, the Rugby World Cup is in full swing and I've just planted a hopeful garden. Oh and Touch Rugby season has started. What a time to be alive.