I think the thing I find hardest to be pragmatic about is when the garden gets trashed by the dog, the chooks or the kids.
Here are the broad beans yesterday afternoon.
And here they are this morning, after the dog let the chooks out.
Big mess. I've dusted them off, and replanted what I can, but there's so much damage. All my onions seedlings have been scratched up as well. Sigh. So frustrating.
And yes, the dog did let the chooks out. He managed to get their pen door open when he was in search of morsels to eat. Wretched animal.