Boxes and Nuts, Part 2
The reason for our patronage of IKEA is quite simple: we have to put all of our clothes from Shenzhen somewhere. Living in two countries means having two lots of clothes and that is one big headache when they all come together and you do not have enough drawers and cupboards for them all. The smell was pretty bad too. Three months of shipping and storage can give your clothes quite a whiff, I can tell you.
The “nuts” are self-explanatory. Our walnut trees have really delivered the goods this year. Every morning, before breakfast, we would have a nut-gathering foray into the Secret Garden, but this afternoon the weather changed, there was a drop in temperature and the wind really started blowing. And then it started raining nuts!
Two new “boxes” are the raised beds in the garden, next to the kitchen. Peter kindly constructed these wooden frames out of some leftover timber. The soil next to the house is pretty awful, so I brought some new soil from the Secret Garden and added a lot of ash. In the Spring, Irena is planning to plant some herbs in one bed and some flowers in another.