Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Another Grey Day In Paradise.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Looking back to Malham from the top of Malham Cove. Those rocks were wet and it was like walking on ice, I was glad when I was able to get off them.

The dry valley beyond Malham Cove. Once water ran down here and over the Cove as a waterfall, now the water soaks in to the ground higher up the valley and then emerges at the base of the cliff. The people you can see are fellow Pennine Way walkers. The lad in the red trousers was from Holland and the three were father and two sons. We met very often along the way as far as the Tan Hill Inn then we lost touch.



TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 1C
Temp High: 8C
Feels Like: -1 to 9C
Percipitation: 2 mm
Wind Speed: 6 mph
Wind Direction: NE
UV Index: Low
Weather: Some brightness in the morning but basically it was another grey day in paradise.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Wed 28/01/2009 08:30
Wed 28/01/2009 08:50
20 minutes
Entry No.336
1) Took across some hay.
2) Checked and counted the sheep.

Checked around the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Wed 28/01/2009 08:50
Wed 28/01/2009 09:15
25 minutes
Entry No.337
Checked round and made sure everything was okay, a fastener on one of the windows had come out so I had to sort that out with another rusty nail.

Sweeping up
Pumpend
Wed 28/01/2009 09:15
Wed 28/01/2009 10:30
1.25 hours
Entry No.338
Gave the two yards a sweep out and put down disinfectant. (Note 1)

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Wed 28/01/2009 10:30
Wed 28/01/2009 10:50
20 minutes
Entry No.339


Washing out
Pumpend
Wed 28/01/2009 10:50
Wed 28/01/2009 11:20
30 minutes
Entry No.340
Washing down where I applied the disinfectant earlier.

Washing down the staging
Conservatory
Greenhouses
Wed 28/01/2009 11:20
Wed 28/01/2009 12:45
85 minutes
Entry No.341
I carried on from where I left off the other day scrubbing and disinfecting the staging.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Wed 28/01/2009 12:45
Wed 28/01/2009 13:30
45 minutes
Entry No.342

Contined to scrub the staging.
Conservatory
Greenhouses
Wed 28/01/2009 13:30
Wed 28/01/2009 15:00
1.5 hours
Entry No.343
Also scrubbed the tiles under the staging while I had it lifted and out of the way.

Made a start on putting back the plants
Conservatory
Greenhouses
Wed 28/01/2009 15:00
Wed 28/01/2009 16:35
95 minutes
Entry No.344
Tidied up the plants before returning them to the staging. I’m also throwing some of the worst ones away.

See to the bins
Hall
Wed 28/01/2009 16:35
Wed 28/01/2009 16:50
15 minutes
Entry No.345
Put out 5 black bins, 1 was from Pumpend and there was the one from Franks that I usually put out.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Wed 28/01/2009 16:50
Wed 28/01/2009 17:00
10 minutes
Entry No.346

NOTES
1)The former lady to the big house asked me to tidy up her two yards as she is having visitors at the weekend. She also asked if I had anything I could put in her pots that she has by the front door. I don’t really have anything and I don’t feel like rising to the challenge as it’s their own fault there is nothing because that’s what happens when the captain stokes the boilers.
2)Today I got my order of seed potatoes from Marshalls Seeds, this year I’m growing Picasso, Charlotte, Swift and Maris Peer.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED

The Weaver of Grass Yes I can imagine what it must be like on a weekend.I will try and keep on posting from my work book.
Jeanette Thanks for the award Jeanette, thats very kind of you to think of me. We had a lot of rain last summer so that helped to keep things so green and fresh.
Jim No I don't think they will be allowed in to your house unless invited, I think its more of an educational thing than anything else. Also apart from telling you what is good to eat they also advise on sell by dates on the food and food wastage in general and how to avoid being wasteful. I think a better way would be to bring back world war two food rationing for a while then people will educate themselves or starve. I guess with my ideas I will never make it to Prime Minister hey!! Hopefully one day you will get to visit again Jim.

1 comment:

Sara said...

More stunning photos! I just love seeing all that green. You may be having grey days, but all my days are stark white! We are having more snow and ice today. Hopefully more snow than ice.

Picasso potatoes - that sounds interesting....