Looking for treasure

This post is all about unexpected joys in difficult times; looking for treasure in the dirt. Here are a couple of stand out moments of lockdown life that I’ll remember with fondness.

1. Digging for victory

Very early on in the lockdown, my youngest girl decided she’d like to go digging for treasure. There was a huge plastic plant tub left by the previous owners of our house, so I pulled out the weeds growing on top and gave the kids their spades. What none of us expected was what my little girl never doubted – that she would find some treasure!

Between them they found around 20 smooth decorative glass pebbles (I know them as dragons’ droppings used to buy them from Gone Potty in Yeovil as a kid!). It was really unexpected and like finding the treasure at the end of the rainbow.

Decorative glass pebbles in blue and green
The surprise stash of treasure my kids uncovered.

2. Pumpkin patch!

I honestly thought it would be years and years before I had the time to create a pumpkin patch.

I cleared two old shrubs, dug them out by their roots and cleared a big patch of weeds while the kids dug for worms! I have grown little pumpkin plants with the kids along with courgette, cucumber (so much nicer homegrown) and some butternut squash.

A small
This will be a pumpkin one day!

I’ve decided to keep the pumpkin patch an entirely edible area with herbs around the outside. There is a small rosemary which I’m hoping will grow huge with purple flowers and intoxicating smell, chives with pretty purple flowers and nasturtium which are easy to grow with bright flowers.

I’d like to also plant strawberries and rhubarb, both easy to grow too.

An earthy patch with some potted plants
A good space for pumpkins to grow. We’re all about Halloween in our house!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I’m so grateful for the garden and the sunshine. Stay safe and take care x

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Fridgesays says:

    I love gratitude x you’ll love this post to reflect back on in a few years time

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    1. Ah thanks for reading. We’ve also taken a few pics of our kids doing “home school” to remember these days!

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