We arrived back (less Henners who is staying with his best friend Glenn in the UK for 10 days) from England looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
Sadly, un be-known to us the variation to the planning has stalled as there seems to be some paperwork amiss!. It is frustrating as we applied initially three and a half months ago. We have a meeting tomorrow with our architect to try and get a solution before the great August shut down.
In the meantime we have been catching up on other chores. One is the installation of the Fosse Septique.
The hole excavated easily and without hinderance from any rock. I covered the area with 20mm shingle and levelled for a firm base.
Just as I was about to lower the tank into the ground the telescopic ran out of diesel!!!! It has a dodgy fuel gauge so I had no idea. I bled the sytsem today and finally laid the tank to rest 24 hours later. In the meantime the tank remained suspended in mid air over night.
As the full Sun set the full Moon rose and dominated the southern sky. It is as though the Sun Flowers bowed in respect to the Moons prominent face. The Moon just smiled and carried on to its late night resting place.
All became calm before the new dawn.
The other is lifting the onions and picking the courgettes.
The veg patch has been a revelation. We didn't realise (although I have been a gardener (of sorts) for 21 years) that 25 courgette plants would produce somewhere in the region of 500 plus courgettes. It is also essential that they are picked constantly to keep a nice size.
On our return we found a monster batch!!!
Take a look. This is just huge!
The onions and garlic are a great success.
The onions dry in the hot sun whilst the garlic hang in the barn till needed.
I have never seen such rich red tomatoes.