Spending a day in the garden is like a breath of fresh air
I've given up on the dream of being self-sufficient, but I love the great outdoors
I'm doing 'stuff' in the garden. It is still February, which doesn't really qualify as spring, and it is not at all warm, but that is the kind of hardy, outdoorsy type that I am.
Or at least that is what I like people to think. I am actually just hanging around, pulling up the odd beetroot which was left here since last year, and admiring the scenery.
It is amazing how impressed people are when you tell them you've been gardening, almost as impressed as if you showed up on a bicycle with a pint of kale juice, on your way home from a yoga weekend. "Oh aren't you great," they say. "So healthy."
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