A LOVELY day here today.
We were able to get quite a lot done outside. D. was working with Colin, cutting up a large stack of pallets so that they could be go undercover before the rain comes again tomorrow. As manageable lengths, they are now stacked in the workshop and the guys will be able to work on them, whatever the weather.
I have started to clear the paddock garden. I have re-staked the last dozen brussel plants and re-covered them with netting to protect them against pigeons and chickens. I dug up another bucket of jerusalem artichokes for the rabbits and chickens, those plants go on and on!
I sowed some more sweet peas and the first broad bean seeds today. I've also had a go at doing some "micro greens" with some really old seed, I reckon I have nothing to lose. I confess that micro greens sounds tad poncy for us, as we tend to eat "hearty" meals that fuel us for the life we lead. However micro greens should go well in egg sandwiches don't you think?
Thanks everybody for their comments yesterday. Nice to see Tideswell Man here. If you don't know of it, Tideswell is a beautiful village in deepest Derbyshire.
I'm glad people are enjoying the advice to women on how to "maintain" their husbands and keep them happy. If you have any similar advice do share !
That was yesterday and today, guess what ? Rain and wind!
I'm hunkered down inside after a few unavoidable outside jobs. The guys have the field kitchen lit in the workshop (they're never going to give it to me are they?!) I'm sat at the kichen table for a spot of mending and remaking.
Here is a picture of the pile of tasks I have set myself for the afternoon. Starting from twelve o'clock is the hand towels I am making from old bath towels for the kitchen and outside loo. I made half a dozen earlier in the week and these should mean I have enough. Just out of sight at one o'clock is my favourite working shirt that needs its' collar turning. At four o'c.lock is a pair of jeans given to me by ED that need the waist taking in. At six o'clock is a pile of dirty plant labels and cable ties picked up from all over the garden and greenhouses over the winter. With the aid of my sharp, curved manicure scissors I can release the thingy that secures the ties. When I have released a bunch I tie them together and put them in the dishwasher. Similarly I clean the plant labels with a piece of green (Scotchbrite?) and put them through the dishwasher too. At seven o'clock are the plastic collars that I have made for my brassica plants. When I cleared up the paddock garden yesterday I collected all the collars I could find and these too will need washing before putting away. Lastly, at ten o'clock is the new peg bag that I have cut out to replace the one that was torn from the line and trashed by the storm the other day.
Have a good weekend all, Keep safe