Monday, 29 March 2010

Rhubarb, wood and gastric issues

Well, all that tender loving care and extra nourishment that I have lavished on it (yeah, right!) has paid off and the rhubarb is firing on all cylinders. I didn't protect it in any way this winter and with the severe weather that we have experienced down here I fully expected it to have been killed off. But, hell no, this is one feisty rhubarb! Won't be long before rhubarb crumble and ice cream (yes, I know, I'm weird) is on the menuOn the wood front, we have a second beech tree to fell at some point but spent this afternoon stacking the lengths from yesterday's beech felling escapades and clearing away the debris from the pine that we felled a year last January and stacking the log sections that we can use on the woodburner next winter. All good work.

On the not so good front, I have been suffering from some not very pleasant gastric issues for the past 48 hours which have left me somewhat weak and pathetic, so any running or cycling has been out of the question. I am just hoping it clears up pronto as I need to get a run or two in before the race on Sunday. I am anticipating some serious carb-loading in order to replenish my energy reserves before the weekend .... mmm, good excuse for cake!


Jo said...

Aw no! Not good! Have everything crossed for you on Sunday! x

penny said...

Taa ma chère! Feeling tons better now, thank goodness and psyched for the race - the forecast is pants, but hey, that's part of the fun of it, isn't it ... er, isn't it??!

Loving your new pic, btw :-)