Monday, 21 April 2008
There is still lots of space for scallions, lettuce and salad stuff, maybe some herbs.
Biggest success is the garlic. I planted about forty cloves and most were up in a few days. There are also onions and shallots starting to burst through. Its still a wee bit cool at night but hopefully no more frost. The garden centre has six types of tomatoes so I intend to buy some this coming weekend for the greenhouse. I had to replace four panes of glass which were broken because of recent strong winds. Once the temps go into the high teens I will plant some chilli and bell peppers, cucumber and melon.
Monday, 14 April 2008
My grandson Josh was with us and had a wee accident during the night. He had eaten 2 Pot Noodles, a beefburger, chilli and potatoes, lots of juice and chocolate. Well, he was sharing Dougs tent, and I was sharing Craigs. At 3 am he decided that he was going to barf, but could'nt find the zip and ended up vomiting all over the tent, Doug, the sleeping bags, the jackets etc. What a goddamned mess. Doug just cleaned it up the best he could, and they went back to sleep.
Took a day off work today so I could catch up on some well needed sleep. It was nice being able to turn over and have another couple of hours.
Had a nice breakfast of free range eggs, bacon, tomato, toast and a caffetiere of espresso before going out to the workshop and servicing the Husqy's.
I've been working on another fallen tree. This one is a beech. Its not a whole tree, just two branches, but both of them are 3 feet across at the thickest point.
As you can see one of the branches is laying across the other. I managed to cut the top one on the point of balance without crushing myself between them. Very scary!!
Cant beat a day in a hardwood forest with a chainsaw. Best way in the world of getting rid of your pent up agression. More on this later in the week.