Monday, 12 January 2009

Cellar Work

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
The way down in to the Calder Valley.

The way out of the calder valley.


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 4C
Temp High: 9C
Feels Like: -1 to 7C
Percipitation: 7mm
Wind Speed: 43 mph
Wind Direction: SW
UV Index: Low
Weather: Rain at times.


MY WORK BOOK
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12/01/2009 08:30
12/01/2009 08:55
00:25
Misc
Attending to the sheep
1) Took across some hay.
2) Checked and counted the sheep.
3) Put out some minerals.
4) Checked water trough for leaks. (Note 1)
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12/01/2009 08:55
12/01/2009 09:10
00:15
Greenhouses
Attending to greenhouse duties
Had a walk round, there wasn't much to do that couldn't wait.
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12/01/2009 09:10
12/01/2009 09:25
00:15
Hall
Take in logs.
Took in 3 baskets of logs.
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12/01/2009 09:25
12/01/2009 10:35
01:10
Hall
Stacking logs
Stacking the logs that arrived on Friday.
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12/01/2009 10:35
12/01/2009 11:05
00:30
Home
Break for tea.
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12/01/2009 11:05
12/01/2009 12:15
01:10
Hall
Sweeping up in the cellar
Swept up in the cellar.
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12/01/2009 12:15
12/01/2009 12:55
00:40
Walled Garden
Digging
Did some digging in the veg garden.
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12/01/2009 12:55
12/01/2009 13:55
01:00
Home
Break for lunch
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12/01/2009 13:55
12/01/2009 16:35
02:40
Walled Garden
Cutting back
Pruned back some of the shrubs in the shrub border behind the Conifer hedge. Also took away to the burn pile most of the rubbish.
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12/01/2009 16:35
12/01/2009 17:00
00:25
Potting Shed
Clean and put away the tools

NOTES
After a prolonged spell of freezing weather its best to check water troughs and outdoor pipes for bursts, the trough looked to be fine.


COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
The Weaver of Grass There is a control for Vine Weevil, I can't think what its called off hand though. In this case the plant was a succulent type plant so I'm hoping it will put out new roots now its re potted in clean compost. I do prefer the cold weather in winter because as you say it does a good job controling the busg and what have you.

Jeanette You get used to the cold Jeanette, there was one day when it was painful to put my hand in the trough to fish out the ice. The thing is the sheep probably never once drank from the trough but I always think that if I was in a field and I fancied a drink I would be able to get one so thats why I do it.

Sara Thats just what I thought when I saw the road, I guess its fair to say that it doesn't get the traffic on it that the modern roads do though. It is interesting to see though. The Hyacinths were bought by the former lady to the big house, I think she thought they would open out for Christmas but they didn't so she gave them to me to bring on in the greenhouse for her. I didn't bother to force any this year as no one has bothered with them in the past.

Sara The Pennine way is 160 miles long and runs over the Pennine Hills and the Cheviot Hills which are in the centre of northern England. The way isn't to far away from where I live.

Jeanette Yes the digging and everything kept me very warm, I never have much trouble keeping warm. Glad you like the history lessons!

salina Thanks Salina. We don't get much snow here in the UK and when we do it last no time at all. The worst thing about the UK in winter is the grey gloom and dampness.

6 comments:

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Hi Bob, Sorry I haven't made it over sooner. the farm has needed some serious attention the last week or so. Love the photos you posted magical. I concur with you about gloomy grey skies in winter. We get the same here in Northland in winter and of course nothing grows. Hope the sheep are holding their condition now winter really has come.
Stay warm and well

All the best
Liz

salina said...

Oh wow. I love a good road to walk upon and the ones you've shown in this post are just divine.:) Thanks for sharing them.
~Salina

Sara said...

Thanks for answering all my questions. Pennine Way just looks so beautiful, that if I ever make it back to England, I will be sure to go there. It looks like the English countryside you see in the Jane Austin movies.

Sara

Red Clover said...

I loved your two pictures, and wondered if we will get treated to two every time you do cellar work. Sounds like things are going well. It sounds nice that it's warm enough to be digging in the veg garden. Here the ground is frozen solid and under a lot of snow. I guess I'll catch up to you in a month or so...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love those two photos of the Calder valley Bob.
You don't sound too busy at present - your blog diary today had a gentle "ambling" quality to it - missed your lunch menu though!

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob,Love the scenic vista in the fist pic over looking the valley. and I would love to walk out of the valley along the green pathway it looks so peacefull..i noticed you did some work inside today keeping out the cold weather.. PHEWWWWWW we had 38c today thats 100f. forecast a low tonight 26c a very warm night tomorrow is total fire ban in Victoria expecting 43c + about 109f.. keep warm...regards Jen