Friday, 27 March 2009

First Lambs

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Meadow Sweet by the river South Tyne.

Approaching Alston.


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 3C
Temp High: 11C
Feels Like: -2 to 6C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 51 mph
Wind Direction: SW
UV Index: Low
Weather: Mostly cloudy and breezy.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Fri 27/03/2009 08:30
Fri 27/03/2009 08:50
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep. (Note 1)

See to greenhouses
Indoors
Fri 27/03/2009 08:50
Fri 27/03/2009 09:10
20 minutes
1) Checked the seeds.
2) Did some watering.
3) Put out the trolley.

Hoeing
Herb Garden
Walled Garden
Fri 27/03/2009 09:10
Fri 27/03/2009 10:10
1 hour
Hoed the gravel paths round the herb garden.

See to the logs and coal
Cellar
Hall
Fri 27/03/2009 10:10
Fri 27/03/2009 10:30
20 minutes
Took up 2 baskets of logs.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Fri 27/03/2009 10:30
Fri 27/03/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Cleaning the pump.
Lily Pond
Walled Garden
Fri 27/03/2009 10:50
Fri 27/03/2009 11:40
50 minutes
Removed the filter and cleaned that and the nozzle.

Clearing rubbish
Herb Garden
Walled Garden
Fri 27/03/2009 11:40
Fri 27/03/2009 12:40
1 hour
Raked the gravel paths.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Fri 27/03/2009 12:40
Fri 27/03/2009 13:30
50 minutes

Pruning
Potting Shed
Walled Garden
Fri 27/03/2009 13:30
Fri 27/03/2009 15:30
2 hours
Pruned the Hydrangeas behind the potting shed.

Weeding
Rose garden
Walled Garden
Fri 27/03/2009 15:30
Fri 27/03/2009 16:00
30 minutes
Weeded between some of the paving stones as there a few big weeds starting to grow.

Spraying
Greenhouse
Indoors
Fri 27/03/2009 16:00
Fri 27/03/2009 16:30
30 minutes
Spray some plants infected with aphids.

See to the bins
Hall
Misc
Fri 27/03/2009 16:30
Fri 27/03/2009 16:40
10 minutes
Put the recycle tubs back.

Clean and put away the tools.
Potting Shed
Indoors
Fri 27/03/2009 16:40
Fri 27/03/2009 17:00
20 minutes

Seeing to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Fri 27/03/2009 17:00
Fri 27/03/2009 17:15
15 minutes
Closed the vents, put on the heaters and put the trolley in to the conservatory.



NOTE
1) This morning when I checked on the sheep I discovered the first lambs of the season.

BOB’S BANQUETS
Breakfast: 1 mug of tea and 3 Shredded Wheat
Tea Break: 1 mug of tea.
Lunch: 1 mug of tea, 4 cheese sandwiches
Dinner: 1 glass of peach juice and tonic water, fish and chips.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
EB Luckily for everyone here I won’t ever get to meet the queen but if I did she would probably be curious as to what I had in my sandwiches at lunch time!
Jeanette It must take a while to get back on your feet after a bad loss like you had. You just have to give it time.
Red Clover I already did the cuttings post, it’s posted for last Wednesday at http://the-estate-gardeners-diary.blogspot.com/ The post is actually for Dahlia’s but just do Geraniums in the same way but leave off the plastic bag.

6 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, Thats a nice lacy plant growing near the Tyne,
counting sheep now you will have to count the lambs,are you expecting many new arrivals?and the trolly I must have missed why you put it out,or what you use it for?.
Know doubt you will be watching the Albert Park Melbourne Grand Prix. on television Sunday with Tommy and Tippy by your side..Enjoy.

Kimmie said...

How lovely to see things blooming on your blog!

It must have made your heart skip a beat to see the wee little lamb.

Have a sparkling day!

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

EB said...

Is the plant meadowsweet? I love the second picture. It looks very lush - as well it might considering some of your previous pictures from the walk!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lambs at last eh Bob.
Aphids already - is this in a heated greenhouse?
I love that meadow sweet photograph.
So glad Bob's Banquets is on your blog again - today's sounds good to me.

Matron said...

What a guy!! THREE shredded wheat - wow! You are tease, Bob.. tell us about the first lamb born and not post a picture? We need proof!

Dreadnought said...

Jeanette Yes I did watch the Grand Prix yesterday, it was a very exciting race. Yes you’re right about counting the lambs, I will count them separately from the ewes until they get bigger.

Kimmie It is nice to see the first lambs, when on the farm though it signalled the start of a very busy few weeks when I never had a minute to spare.

EB Yes the plant is Meadow Sweet. This is one of the sections of the walk that is mostly over farm land, it’s known as the ‘Tyne Gap’.

The Weaver of Grass The aphids were from the heated greenhouse, I don’t bother with them too much outside but in the greenhouse you have to watch them or they take over pretty quick when the place heats up.

Matron Actually I did take a picture of the lambs, it can be viewed on my ‘Gardener To The Big House’ blog at http://the-estate-gardeners-diary.blogspot.com/