A glimpse of sun

Just a quick pic of the sun shining behind rain clouds this afternoon.  There’s something special about moments like that, and I’m not immune to being just a little bit floored when nature turns on a good show.  (The camera was out of charge, so you get a quick pic courtesy of the iPad – excuse the crummy camera work!)  Nothing like a bit of natural beauty to pick you up 🙂

Between the rain and the usual day-to-day commitments, getting a chance to finish the wildlife-proof vegetable bed enclosure has been tricky.  This wouldn’t be such a problem if I hadn’t, in my usual impatient fashion, already planted the seeds and they hadn’t already germinated.  Argh.  I never learn.  So last night I was out there at ten pm, in the dark and drizzle, wrestling with a thirty metre roll of aviary mesh and irrigation pipe.  I’d almost convinced myself it wasn’t necessary when a jaunty little bandicoot started leaping about a metre in front of me.  Nope.  It’s necessary.

Though I have convinced myself I won’t be putting instructions on here for how to build one of my ‘magnificent’ (*cough* ahem) vegetable enclosures; I wouldn’t wish to inflict the construction process on another human being.  I think it’ll do the job but there has got to be an easier way!

Here are a few pics of the enclosure under construction (obviously taken  few days ago when the weather was kinder!) and the seedlings growing in the bed.  You’ll notice the seedlings are under temporary mesh until I get the enclosure finished (so until sometime next century, really) 🙂

A framework of hoops installed to hold up the wire mesh. (There are climbing beans in this bed so it had to be tall)
A framework of hoops installed to hold up the wire mesh. (There are climbing beans in this bed so it had to be tall)

 

First panel of the aviary mesh attached
First panel of the aviary mesh attached

 

See? Even irrigation pipe doesn't look too bad with blue skies behind it
See? Even irrigation pipe doesn’t look too bad with blue skies behind it

 

Zucchini seedlings - we'll pull out the weaker two and leave the strongest plant to grow on
Zucchini seedlings – we’ll pull out the weaker two and leave the strongest plant to grow on

 

Climbing green bean seedlings
Climbing green bean seedlings

 

Bean seedling pushing through the soil. I love that first glimpse!
Bean seedling pushing through the soil. I love that first glimpse!

 

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