Wednesday, 4 February 2009

The Garden Thats Never Been Touched.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Horton In Ribblesdale

TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: -4.0C
Temp High: 4C
Feels Like: -3 to +4C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind Direction: SE
UV Index: Low
Weather: Cloud and Sun.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Wed 04/02/2009 08:30
Wed 04/02/2009 09:00
30 minutes
Entry No.400
1) Took across some hay.
2) Checked and counted the sheep
3) Put out some minerals.
4) Broke the ice on the water trough.

Watering
Greenhouse
Indoors
Wed 04/02/2009 09:00
Wed 04/02/2009 10:00
1 hour
Entry No.401

Shopping
Garden centre
Misc
Wed 04/02/2009 10:00
Wed 04/02/2009 10:45
45 minutes
Entry No.402
Bought 3x75ltr bags of compost and a pack of fly strips at a cost of £11.25

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Wed 04/02/2009 10:30
Wed 04/02/2009 10:50
20 minutes
Entry No.403

Cutting back
North front
Public Gardens
Wed 04/02/2009 10:50
Wed 04/02/2009 12:45
115 minutes
Entry No.404
Cutting back all the trees and shrubs in the rock garden. (Note 1)

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Wed 04/02/2009 12:45
Wed 04/02/2009 13:45
1 hour Entry
No.405

Cutting back
North front
Public Gardens
Wed 04/02/2009 13:30
Wed 04/02/2009 15:00
1.5 hours
Entry No.406
Continued cutting back in the rock garden.

Carting away
North Front
Public Gardens
Wed 04/02/2009 15:00
Wed 04/02/2009 16:15
1.25 hours
Entry No.407
Took to the burn pile some of the wood that I’d cut down.

See to the bins
Hall
Misc
Wed 04/02/2009 16:15
Wed 04/02/2009 16:30
15 minutes
Entry No.408
Green bin day but there was nothing worth putting out.

Check round
Greenhouses
Indoors
Wed 04/02/2009 16:30
Wed 04/02/2009 16:45
15 minutes
Entry No.409
Had a check round to make sure the heaters were working ok.

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Wed 04/02/2009 16:45
Wed 04/02/2009 17:00
15 minutes
Entry No410
Took across some hay. (Note 2)

NOTES
1) This is a part of the garden that’s never been touched since before I started here. I wanted to make a start on it when I first came but the former lady stopped me but now the boss has told me I can clear it out so as there is still snow on the ground it was a job that I can be getting on with.
2) Today the farmer took across some sugar beet for the sheep so now they will have something else to eat besides the hay. I nearly didn’t take any more across but the feeder was empty so I’m glad I did although as I say they do have sugar beet now.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
The Weaver of Grass I do know what you mean, I do find it hard to throw plants away, even a little Lettuce seedling.

4 comments:

Merle said...

Hello Bob ~~ Thanks for posting the awards from Jan and myself. They look good. You keep busy all the time and keep everything so tidy and cleaning your tools etc. I smile at your top temp 4C, while we are having 40C or there-abouts. Sorry you are having so much snow and freezing weather. Meanwhile we swelter here. It will be interesting to see what they do in the garden that has never been touched. Take care, Bob, Regards,
Merle.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hi Bob - glad to hear that you have nothing to put in your green bin! We went over to this method of refuse collection last year and we have not had occasion to put our green bin out yet - there are far too many things to do with green rubbish rather than throw it away!

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob.. Sounds like you will have a lot of work to do in the Garden that never was ,, hope you will be able to send or post a couple of pics as you make progress with the garden maybe a couple of befores,during and after..

I see you still in the grip of winter, while were having a heat wave.. 44c forecast tomorrow, oboy i think ill stay inside all day.... Take care Bob.. have a good weekend.. Jen

Dreadnought said...

Merle I try and clean and oil my tools every night before going home that way they stay shinny and are easier to use. I was only thinking yesterday how we must get used to cold because I don't really notice that much.

The Weaver of Grass They have been very slack at colleting the bins of late, they never even showed up for either the green bins or the recycle tubs this week. A few weeks ago everyone put out their black bins and they never came so the bins stood out for a whole week. Just another example of backwards progress.

Jeanette The garden that never was is just a small corner on the North front, once the snow has gone it won't take me long to tidy it up.