Tuesday, 10 March 2009

A Clearing Up Day.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
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Approaching High Cup



TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 2C
Temp High: 11C
Feels Like: 1 to 8C
Precipitation: 2 mm
Wind Speed: 30 mph
Wind Direction: NW
UV Index: Low
Weather: Clouds giving way to sun.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Tue 10/03/2009 08:30
Tue 10/03/2009 08:45
15 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
Conservatory, Greenhouse
Tue 10/03/2009 08:45
Tue 10/03/2009 09:00
15 minutes
Had a quick look round.

Remove mole hills from the lawn
Tower cottage
Public Gardens
Tue 10/03/2009 09:00
Tue 10/03/2009 09:30
30 minutes

Transplanting Potting Shed
Tue 10/03/2009 09:30
Tue 10/03/2009 09:45
15 minutes
Transplanted some Cotton Thistles

Splitting logs (Note 1)
West Shrub Border
Walled Garden
Tue 10/03/2009 09:45
Tue 10/03/2009 10:30
45 minutes

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Tue 10/03/2009 10:30
Tue 10/03/2009 10:45
15 minutes

Carting away
West Shrub Border
Walled Garden
Tue 10/03/2009 10:45
Tue 10/03/2009 11:45
1 hour
Took away the rest of the bigger branches from the felled tree.

Carting
West Shrub Border
Walled Garden
Tue 10/03/2009 11:45
Tue 10/03/2009 12:45
1 hour
Carted the logs away to the summer house.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Tue 10/03/2009 12:45
Tue 10/03/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Slitting logs
Blue spruce corner
Main Garden
Tue 10/03/2009 13:30
Tue 10/03/2009 14:30
1 hour
Split the wood from the felled tree.

Carting
Blue spruce corner
Main Garden
Tue 10/03/2009 14:30
Tue 10/03/2009 15:00
30 minutes
Took the split logs to store in the summer house log store.

Clearing up
Blue spruce corner
Main Garden
Tue 10/03/2009 15:00
Tue 10/03/2009 16:35
95 minutes
Raking up the rest of the rubbish from the felled tree.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Tue 10/03/2009 16:35
Tue 10/03/2009 16:50
15 minutes

NOTE
1) Yesterday we felled two trees in the gardens so today has been spent clearing them away. Anything that was good enough to make logs was split and taken down to the summer house to burn on the beaters fire next winter, the rest was taken to the burn pile.

2) If anyone wants to see the pics I took while on holiday last week you can view them on my other blog at http://the-estate-gardeners-diary.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Jim said...

Those are nice pictures, I am thinking you had a nice holiday. Mrs. Jim is looking at airline specials right now (she does that a lot). This time it would be France and we probably will go.

I scrolled down earlier too, it had been a while since I was there. I saw you in your working clothes. Too bad no one got a picture of me yesterday.
Yesterday I fertilized the yard with weed and feed, checked the sprinkler system, pruned some of the bushes, pulled some weeds here and there, and picked up the pieces of a broken bottle someone had thrown.
I'll let you know when I post the working picture. I was wearing shorts, an old work (short sleeve), flip-flops, and a brimed cotton Guatemala made hat.
Guess you won't need a picture.
..

Red Clover said...

It's nice to have you back, Sir Bob, though I am very glad you had a nice holiday! Whoever invented the idea should get a raise. Kip and I are actually flying to New York City in April for a big of a lark ourselves. Should be fun!

Red Clover said...

I meant "bit of a lark"...I really should read my comments before I post them...sigh.

The Weaver of Grass said...

How do you remove your molehills and what do you do with the soil - I understand it is often good loam for potting, do you do that?

Jeanette said...

Welcome back Bob, im a little slow getting around blog land as ive had a couple of sad weeks..

Im off to see your photo's...

Merle said...

Dear Bob ~~ I hope you had a good holiday. I see you are still keeping busy in the garden. We had a lovely
rain on Thursday -over half an inch, so things look better as they haven't seen much rain at all for nearly 3 months. Thank you so much for your kind words about Gwen. She
will be missed so much.
Take care Bob, Regards, Merle.