Time to start the garden

Saturday turned out to be quite a sunny day after an initial snow shower, so I decided to plant out the garlic I had shooting in the garage.

Father in-law had bought some garlic whilst on a holiday in France, from Spain, and had brought us some home. The last few bulbs that we had left in the garage had started shooting, so I decided to plant them in the vegetable patch. I did the same thing last year, but on the 29th December, so a little earlier, but the results were okay, from supermarket garlic. Ideally I think it should go in late Autumn or early Spring, so we shall see.

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I created holes 2-3in deep, 9-10in apart in two rows, and my little helper dropped the cloves straight into the holes, green shoot up.

We then filled in the holes and then covered the hole patch in about 2in of homemade compost. I’ll leave that for the worms to mix up, which they seemed to successfully do last year. We took care not to disturb the purple sprouting broccoli that we planted last summer that should be ready in a couple of months.

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New Year – time to get that video done

New Year, so new start with this blog that’s been sitting here unused.

I’ve given myself the task of starting and completing the Return To Scotland canoe trip I filmed back in 2008. I’m aiming for Christmas 2015 as a release date, and thought I’d try and document the stages as I go, maybe to use as some kind of making of, or at the very least to keep me motivated and on track.

Any way, on Monday 5th January 2015, I made a start, capturing the first DV tape onto my lap top. I use Pinnacle Studio to capture the video. I had a bit of bother with dropped frames, so an hours video took nearly 3 to capture, but at least we’re under way.

Last night I managed to capture the 2nd tape, which already takes us up to the second from last day of paddling. Early thoughts are that this video might only end up being just over an hour when finished, which should make life easier.