Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Tan Hill Inn

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Looking back to Keld.


Approaching the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in England. I got a room here for the night to try and dry out some of my thing.


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 5C
Temp High: 12C
Feels Like: 5 to 8C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 27 mph
Wind Direction: NW
UV Index: Low
Weather: Dry and bright.

MY WORK BOOK


See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Tue 17/02/2009 08:30
Tue 17/02/2009 08:45
15 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep

See to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Tue 17/02/2009 08:45
Tue 17/02/2009 10:30
1.75 hours
1) Did some potting up.
2) Took off some dead leaves.
3) Took some cuttings off a couple of Geraniums
4) Sprayed Geraniums with a fungicide

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Tue 17/02/2009 10:30
Tue 17/02/2009 10:45
15 minutes

Digging
Veg Garden
Walled Garden
Tue 17/02/2009 10:45
Tue 17/02/2009 12:45
2 hours

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Tue 17/02/2009 12:45
Tue 17/02/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Digging
Veg Garden
Walled Garden
Tue 17/02/2009 13:30
Tue 17/02/2009 16:45
3.25 hours
Dug out the bean trench and between one row of Raspberries

Clean and put away the tools
Potting shed
Indoors
Tue 17/02/2009 16:45
Tue 17/02/2009 17:00
15 minutes

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
Sara Yes for sure I caught a mole, I caught one last week as well in the same trap. I found this picture of the sort of trap I use and if you don’t believe me I will try and find the last mole for you and take a picture of that too.

Annie Wicking Yes the moors are a great place, no one to bother you.
EB That’s the trouble with them, they’re harmless enough and do a good job in some respects and I just remove the mole hills for a while in the hope they will go somewhere else but when the boss starts saying something I have to do something about it.
The Weaver of Grass I don’t usually have much trouble catching moles, sometimes they fill the trap a few times but eventually they slip up. I only catch them if my job depends on it as I don’t really like to kill things. When me and my mate were kids we used to go round farms trapping moles, they gave us 10 pence a mole. We only caught them in winter so every night after school we would set off in the dark walking round all the farms looking if our traps had been sprung. Then on weekends we would move the traps as that’s when we could see them properly. We never missed a day checking the traps.
Keld is a nice place and in the past I’ve always stopped at the farm there as its a nice place to camp but this time I had to press on to Tan Hill as the next day to Middleton was a long one as it was.

4 comments:

EB said...

I'd be very interested to read a bit more about the places you mention in your work book. What are the gardens and ground like, is it an old conservatory (I love the old ones but if so is it hard to maintain) - what do you heat the greenhouse to and what do you use for this, etc etc (nosey parker!) Sorry if you've already written all this...

Sara said...

Oh no photos of the mole please! Just pretty green countryside!

I believe you! That is quite an interesting trap! This is exciting news...

Ideally I would just send our mole to my neighbors, preferably my neighbor on the left, but the mole just won't leave us be.

I will be on "the hunt" for a trap if the dreaded mole hills start popping up in the spring.

salina said...

I read your comment today at my blog. ha ha:)
I left you one back.
Love you pictures as usual.:)You and my husband would get along great I think. Always busy doing something.:)

Kimmie said...

Wow, that is a neat little contraption...well, not if your a mole I guess.

Which reminds me of the mouse that crawled into my wall and died...yuck. Dead mouse smell is awful...poor Bruce couldn't get it without removing a bunch of boards in the attic...just hoping it isn't a squirrel ;-)

So much fun living in the country, isn't it?

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted