Me, after a heavy day gardening and picking cherries! by FranEvans

Me, after a heavy day gardening and picking cherries! by 

What a mess I’m in! The French farmer’s wife next door told me I must pick the cherries before tonight’s storm! I’ve done that, and stoned them and put them in the freezer, ready to make jam and chutney. I’ve picked the peas and the broad beans. Dug up the shallots, weeded the plot. I’ve fed the tomato plants and I’m now cooking the dinner. I need 48 hours in a day!


  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 5 years ago

    I exactly know what you mean Fran ! but at least you have less shopping to do after all that….

  • I hope so, Corinne. If it all grows well!

    – FranEvans

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, what a day you’ve had! Sounds like some of the days I use to have pre retirement when I worked a full time job & kept the house…not to mentioned all the running around besides. Looking back, I just don’t know how I did it unless back then there actually were 48 hours in a day! :) Guess it all boils down to making hay while the sun shines. Now take a hot bath & relax….you certainly deserve it!!!

  • Thanks Marsha. I’m exhausted, but isn’t it nice to eat your own veggies, without insecticides. I go out there every day to pick off the caterpillars and slugs and snails.

    – FranEvans

  • Font  Rodica-Luminita
    Font Rodica-L...almost 5 years ago

    You look great Frean,since you did , so much work.Also see that you had three good companions.I wish you enjoyment and an abundant production.

  • Thanks so much, Luminita. The ‘companions’ are NOT allowed into my veggie garden. It is fenced off from them because they dig everything up! They do help to eat all the pea pods and cherries which are over-ripe though. They love a good gardening session.

    – FranEvans

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesalmost 5 years ago

    aw sounded hectic – good to put feet up at the end I’m sure :)

  • I fell asleep at the computer last night!

    – FranEvans

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot and such a busy day…I’d be dragging!

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, looks like you seek the advice and comfort from your canine companion!

  • He’s lovely isn’t he? You can just see two of the others in there too. Dare I ask how your’s is?

    – FranEvans

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Fran,
    Oliver is still hanging in there. Had some bad days and nights, but his mind is still wonderful as is his devotion to me…so we just wait. I enjoy each passing moment, and feel guilty like this morning when I yelled at him and his sister for knocking their bowl of milk over! LOL! He did it so she could not have any! Spoiled brats, both of them!

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 5 years ago

    Oh my word, a very busy day! Lovely pic Fran!

  • Thanks Maree. It’s still going on! I haven’t planted every space yet.

    – FranEvans

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 5 years ago

    So who is washing the dishes and running your bubble bath?

  • Ha!

    – FranEvans

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    Thats a lot of work done! Very nice image!

  • Thanks Ellen, I think the work isn’t finished ’til about October!!

    – FranEvans

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