So, this was the view on Friday evening. Lovely. All the beds had been marked out and the wood that we were using to build them had been laid in place. The sun was going down over the paddock and all was well with the world. The twins had been over that evening and I’m now officially known as Cha-Cha as Truly can’t quite say Cherry yet. This is fine with me as Strictly Come Dancing is due to start and I do like a bit of a Cha-Cha-Cha on a Saturday night.
Accompanied by a nice Barolo and a log fire of course.
We awoke on Saturday morning to the promise of a very hot day. This was slightly unfortunate as there was actually a great deal of digging to be done BEFORE we could get going with the rotavator as the ground was so hard. But t-shirts were quickly discarded (not mine, obviously) but I lost my jeans in favour of shorts as soon as I began to get unnecessarily mad by the slightest thing not going my way. Realising that I was in fact melting I changed my clothes. But not until I had been rather snippy to just about everyone. NAUGHTY!!
Now THIS is what little brothers are for. Nice one, Nathan. Like I said the ground was super hard.
The rotavator was awesome and gave me some great soil to work with.
I was assigned (by myself) to make the raised beds. My poor Dad fell from a ladder about ten weeks ago and broke his ankle so badly that the bone came thorough the skin and almost touched the ground. He was there on Saturday and took me through the ‘building a raised bed’ process but I had to make the beds myself. I made two of them and still have another two to make. When I make the other two I am going to compile a little ‘how-to make a raised bed’ for you guys in case anybody out there is interested in making some raised beds of your own. Clear pictures with instructions that even I can follow so I’m sure you’ll all do FINE. I am making mine at this time of the year as I want to fill them with compost and have it ROTTEN and rich by the time Spring rolls around. I would urge you to do the same. Get them built in the next four to six weeks.
Beavering away on the beds.
Wielding a rather sexy claw hammer. Great therapy – BANG BANG BANG!!!!
Take THAT you gravel board, you!!!!
“Muuummmmmm, can you hold this???”
Yep, we all got involved.
By this time I was ready to rest my head on that soil and have a wee nap.
“Anyone else knackered?”
“Anyone else for a curry?”
See you a bit later on today with an update from my pantry make-over. VERY excited about this project and am finding such joy with colour right at this moment.
Pink and green anyone?
Pink and green folks.
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