Directly proportional values

Today it was a super productive day at the farm and as usual productivity and tiredness are directly proportional values. If you have ever planted 500 small plants on a rocky ground you'll know what I am talking about. It's that feeling that someone beat you up really hard at every bone of your body, only no one did :)

Of course I am super happy too! The herb garden is a project that started like something to keep me busy during last year's lock down and it keeps evolving and evolving to something I wouldn't have imagined even in my wildest dreams. When I started clearing paths to an abandoned piece of land that everybody (including myself) considered a lost cause, I could never have predicted that 10 months later we'll be working with @traisto on the biggest project of our farm life!

One thing that I do regret is that I haven't taken pictures during the first, graceless months of the work apart from some snapshots with my cellphone. But now, that new life is slowly establishing on the ground, not documenting every step is a mistake that I don't want to make.

I am sure that at some point, maybe next year, I'll make a big retrospective post about all the progress that has been made but till then I would like to share my joy along with some pictures I took at the end of the day.

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As you may have guessed, today was the day of the lemon balm. It was a nice bonus to work with its light scent constantly around!

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The day ended of course with watering our freshly planted babies. The irrigation system is functional (although it needs some fine tuning) but I didn't feel that it was enough for this first watering. So on top to that I took my red watering can and treated each and every plant with some extra water, to make sure that they will have a nice wet surrounding to expand their roots!

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Of course watering by hand takes time and our already long day become even longer but the good thing when you return home late is that you can make pictures like the last one!
Credits to @traisto for urging me to step out of the car and take the shoot!

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Wow so much work and you took pictures and posted too. You are going to sleep good. I am so glad you are documenting with photographs so we can all see the progress!

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OMG yes hard work indeed

and the photos are gorgeous. As my current little hobby is painting sunsets, your last photo is just divine. I photograph sunsets every night but your view is vastly superior. I have location envy for sure.

such a lot of work. thanks for the post

Sarah

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Thank you Sarah for stopping by and for your supporting words. I am really glad that you like the pictures!

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That's awesome work. It must be beyond satisfying to be able to ultimately see that progress. What types of herbs are you growing?

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Thank you @wwwiebe :)
Yes it is so satisfying. My partner and I are dreaming for something like that for years!
The first ones are marjoram, rosemary and lemon balm and we have also ordered oregano, dittany and lemon verbena.

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I see you are using drip irrrigation. I sure would love to havethe same kind of frm only that I plan on growing vegetables for the local market or sell it myself. But for now, That would still remain a dream becasue i still have no land and mney to make it come true. maybe savings will make it someday

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I hope you'll find some land soon and make your dream come true!

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Serves as inspiration that report does...Quite beautiful the scenery is...

Quite good a setting for Life and Growth related photo shoots, too.

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Certainly goes to show that hard work pays off and it’s not long before you can reap the dividends of the soil!

Lovely pictures too, could happily swap soggy wet England for Crete right now!

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Thank you Nick for your supporting words!
The truth is that I prefer Crete too :)

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I love your watering methodology, is it called drip irrigation? I would love to have it in my vegetable garden.

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That sunset at the end of the day must have been such a nice reward. Beautiful! :)

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Oh yes, it was!
Thank you for stopping by Cath :)

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The smell must have been lovely to help you through the hard work. They are looking much more healthy than my lemonbalm is at the moment, as well. Mine is fighting bugs and hot weather...

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I hope ours will be as healthy in the summer as they look now and hopefully bigger :)
Thank you for stopping by!

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