This time last week Alan was on his way home for the last time, no more weekly commuting to a place far, far away for the day job. Working from home is now the order of the day, both for our company and for the smallholding ... it's a good feeling when a long worked for plan comes together.
.... and that is exactly what we are doing together :-)
There has been a lot of work over the last week and with the two of us pitching in so much more is achievable each day. Areas that we have turned a blind eye to for a long time as other more pressing jobs were tackled in preference, have now been tidied up.
The grass has been cut every where ...
... and even the chickens are benefiting from nice short grass in outer Chicken World.
Alan turned over the last few remaining manured beds that were not yet in use on the Veggie Patch, and then while he went indoors to do his 'day job' on the computer ... now from the comfort of our office in the house ... I spent the next few days filling them with Butternut Squash, Cabbages and then this mornings planting was sixty four Leek seedlings ... my 'day job'.
It's nice to see it all looking so productive.
And it's very nice to take a step back after a good mornings work and enjoy the view.
Now we have to get used to a whole new way of working. Sometimes together lifting and shifting, sometimes we will be working in different areas of the smallholding on completely different jobs, sometimes we will be each doing different tasks that compliment the whole plan ... as in the veggie patch with Alan digging beds over and then me following with the planting. Sometimes one of us is indoors and one of us outdoors, we need to begin sharing the computer ... and I have to learn to be quiet and unobtrusive during conference calls.
It might take a bit of getting used to having that man of mine here all the time ... but up to now he's been very well behaved ;-)