The weather was sunny and warm again today so I thought I would burn some weeds so I got the bonfire going. Then once it was smouldering away I decided to do some digging under the cherry tree . I am going to put a vegetable patch there and then build a fruit cage over it all so I can protect both the Cherry Tree and the vegetables from birds, rabbits and any other creatures that would like to nibble on them.
Then I got distracted by a series of unexpected visitors bearing gifts….
Today she arrived with these…..
As I went to put the kettle on to make a cup of coffee to go with the Rhubarb Cup Cake, a man appeared at the gate…. a German tourist who was visiting Scotland with his Wife and four small daughters on an Agate collecting holiday. They wanted to have a look around the castle. So I showed them some maps, old drawings of the castle and an old book on agate collecting and gave them tea and coffee and a tour of the castle and garden. The man was a Stonemason to trade and has promised to return next year with a cut and polished agate my son gave him. He also promised to give my significant other a helping hand with the castle. We are going to keep in touch by email and I am going to copy and send to him some pages from the Agate collecting book. As they left they gave me a bottle of German White Wine…… it was a real surprise. What a nice couple.
Anyways despite all the distractions I did manage to dig over the veggie plot……
Any way it has been a really good day and I still managed to get all today’s goals achieved I am off now to have another cup cake…. think I will save the wine for later.