Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sneaking back in quietly

Ahem the break was a little longer than expected, I have some serious catching up to do. Flu, pneumonia, extreme tiredness & quite frankly this last week in work has been extremely trying but has now thankfully ended :) huge smiles for that! I am however back to full health so thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind comments.


It has been extremely misty here lately & damp too! I'm missing the runner beans already & there is a different feeling when preparing dinner in the evening now. I'm missing skipping around the veg plot gathering veg for - now it's back to the freezer or the bottom of the fridge. Autumn is however the best time for planning next years growing choices though don't you think?

There are changes here to come. Next year we plan to revamp the veg beds. New ones made out of sleepers. There were some lovely ones at the local builders merchants the other week & Mike was completely sold on the idea when the words ' a chainsaw would be your best bet when cutting them for the shortest edge pal'. I'm sending him on a course before he gets one Mike is however thrilled he's always wanted a chainsaw - a motorbike too but I wont let him!

The veg beds are full but I'm not holding out a lot of hope. I'm convinced the plants were planted too late for my part of the world but we shall see - all hope has not been lost yet as I do have some lovely red cabbages.

Are you all well I do hope so, I shall catch up properly with you all later on today the dog needs a walk, washing needs to be pegged out, floors swept & empty bottles removed from the bathroom as the men folk here haven't realised the bottles don't have arms & legs to climb into the recycling bins!! xxx

25 comments:

  1. So glad you're completely better now, and that your trying week is behind you. My runner beans got off to the latest start imaginable, so I still have a few to pick. My sprout plants are in the same boat as your late veg though I'm not sure if they will be productive at all. We shall see. Veg beds made of railway sleepers will be wonderful. Mine are starting to rot through at the moment. A man with a chainsaw will be a very useful thing I think. There'll be no stopping him! Enjoy the rest of the weekend Jo. CJ xx

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  2. Sorry you've been so poorly - how miserable - but I'm glad you are fully better. My husband loves his chainsaw and power tools in general... It's very exciting to be making garden plans. Take it easy. (My menfolk also leave empty bottles, boxes, wrappers where they are. What's that all about?!)

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  3. Glad to see you about again, it does really knock it out of you. My hubby loves a chainsaw, I always go away if he is near one, luckily he has no need for one these days. As for the motor bike, we love going out on hubbies, but I'm a fine and warm weather rider, until spring his motorbike will spend most of the time in the garage,

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  4. I'm putting in a word for the male gender here... I don't have a chainsaw, but I made two pretty decent raised beds from "sleepers" I bought at Travis Perkins. I did have to cut 4 of them in half to make the end pieces, but it was easy enough with a handsaw. If you are using genuine recycled railway sleepers they are incredibly tough and a handsaw would certainly not do the job! In these circumstances the chainsaw is probably justified.

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  5. I am sorry that you have had such a rough time but am glad that you are back on form.

    Don't give up on late plantings as they often come good in the end.

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  6. You poor thing, hope the tiredness doesn't linger for too long, be gentle with yourself. Hubby built our raised beds with sleepers and I'm really pleased with them, hand saw did the job well enough, though I'm sure if he'd thought of it, he would have loved an excuse to get a chainsaw xx

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  7. Glad to hear that your are on the mend. A man with a chain saw is certainly a man to know, useful for all sorts of things, just can't think what they are at the moment...I have had a little luck with some late carrots otherwise I am back to the freezer and the farm shop. Take care.

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  8. It's good to read that you're now okay. Don't give up on your vegetables just yet.
    I'm certainly already thinking about what to grow next year. Enjoy the rest of the day, and have a good week. Flighty xx

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  9. Our chainsaw broke and hasn't been replaced since m nearly cut his thigh off with it! A course is a v good idea. Glad you're better xx

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  10. Welcome back. So glad you are fixed and feeling better. :-)

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  11. I'm glad you are feeling brighter X I too have cleaned the bathroom and have removed a full carrier bag of empty shower gel/shampoo bottles. Hmmmmm.

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  12. Sorry to hear you've been so poorly again but glad you're back to full health now. Looking forward to seeing the revamped veg beds, the raised bed I've used this year has worked wonders for my carrots.

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  13. I'm glad you are feeling better. It's always exciting to plan new veg beds :)

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  14. Glad you're doing it quietly. Leave the fanfare bit to us, your readers.
    It is good to see you back in good form and health.
    It is exiting, making plans for the garden, and good for you to send your husband on a course before he acquires a chainsaw. Why did I never think of that ? Bert is a power tool 'collector' and except for when he uses the drill and screwdriver, I run a mile. I am that afraid of power tools. Luckily I haven't had to run too many miles yet as most of his tools are mainly for looking at. ;-)

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  15. Nice to see you back. Re-vamping is fun...The men in my house are happy to help if it involves a power tool....they also don't realise about legs and bottle..lol

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  16. Glad you're restored to full health. I have to confess I hold my breath a bit when my Mike is out playing with his chainsaw. It's a good idea to get the right training. And these days it seems you have to have at least a safety briefing before they will even sell one to you.

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  17. Glad you are feeling better. The flu is terrible! I would be happy to have a red cabbage growing. I have no luck at all growing cabbages.

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  18. DH has his own toy cupboard..his shed full of manly tools!!!'m terrified of anything that saws or chops!!! Glad you are better, take it easy though pneumonia can make you poorly for a long time afterwards.xxx

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  19. Sorry you were icky, but glad that you are better! Take care of yourself! xx

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  20. I'm glad you're feeling better.

    It's not the same picking your evening meals from the depths of the freezer instead of the vegetable plot is it. Luckily we do have things still harvestable in the polytunnel, but the freezer seems to be in use more and more already.

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  21. Glad you're back and feeling better, hopefully work isn't so trying now either! Look forward to reading your future posts :)

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  22. Glad you are feeling better now, don't try to do to much x

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  23. Glad to hear you are feeling better. A chain saw comes in handy at times, but yes, you do need to be careful. Funny about him wanting a motor bike, as always said hubby couldn't have another one, but lo and behold, he does have one again now and I;ve just got to grin and bear it, although I loathe it. Take care.

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