Dear Readers,

It has been a tough week with long hours at work and travel so not much has been done in the garden.

The snow is melting back and the leaf mulch has compressed under the snow and rain. The compost bin is being loaded every week with kitchen scraps and the leas from brewing and is slowly turning waste to compost.

In the house, the obligatory Christmas tree is up and so far has not been bowled over by the dog for baubles to play with. The decorating is slow with the walls needing sanding to be ready for painting and the floors in desperate need of sanding, staining and varnishing. I hope to have some before and after shots soon.

My fabric arrived for the drapes in the spare room which was exciting to receive.

Fabric for drapes

The fabric for the cushions/ pillows also came:

Pillow fabric

The nerdy guest rooms should be complete before Christmas.