I am a list maker.
There I said it.
Today lists got overthrown, I had planned to talk about growing boy calves into bulls and the problems that incurs on a small block, and I think that I also planned to fell silver-beet trees….
On a normal day I have a studio list, a kitchen list, a garden list, a long-term list. There are others, but those are personal, and the older I get the more complex my lists become. I have a list to control my system of lists, and a list to make sure that everything on each list gets done in timely fashion.
It doesn’t always work of course but I think I achieve 80%. An an incomplete list is the foundation of the new list.
- I have two kitchen lists,
- Shopping, items I have or am about to run out of,
- Tasks, things I intend to cook, bake, clean or arrange.
- Today I realised that there is a third list required. Its the BEST list because it cross references the garden and studio lists. It is the what have I created that I don’t need to buy list. Happy dance.
- The garden list is quartered into seasons, divided by moon cycles and cross referenced by meteorological data. It comprises,
- foods I can grow easily
- crops that are easy but new to me
- experimental crops.
Thats the vegetable garden.
- The herb garden has morphed, once it was a parsley pot on the deck
- then an humble culinary patch, I added rosemary, sage and thyme.
- Then basil arrived,
- The bay tree outgrew its pot, so I put it in the (then) paddock
- I planted rosemary for bees, then more plants for bees.
And now the medicinal and dye garden is nearest my heart.
Yes, just playing.
Today I made lists as normal, and then friends arrived for a day in the country. I am sorry – no photos, just me burbling. I will drop a favourite photo from ‘Christmas Past’ into the ‘featured photo’, since we are all learning each other.
Back to ‘Tasks’ in the morning.