Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Forking On The North Front.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Foot bridge over Gilderdale Burn.



TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 6C
Temp High: 14C
Feels Like: 7 to 13C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind Direction: W
UV Index: Low
Weather: Mostly cloudy.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Tue 31/03/2009 08:00
Tue 31/03/2009 08:20
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
Indoors
Tue 31/03/2009 08:20
Tue 31/03/2009 08:45
25 minutes
Took out the trolley, checked the seeds and seedlings and removed some dead leaves.

Planting
Veg garden
Walled Garden
Tue 31/03/2009 08:45
Tue 31/03/2009 10:30
1.75 hours
Planting out the garlic and sowed a row of Parsnips.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Tue 31/03/2009 10:30
Tue 31/03/2009 10:45
15 minutes

Forking
North Front
Public Gardens
Tue 31/03/2009 10:45
Tue 31/03/2009 12:45
2 hours
Forking over the border by the lawn.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Tue 31/03/2009 12:45
Tue 31/03/2009 13:45
1 hour

Forking
North Front
Public Gardens
Tue 31/03/2009 13:45
Tue 31/03/2009 16:00
2.25 hours
Carried on from where I left off before lunch.

Sowing
Potting Shed
Indoors
Tue 31/03/2009 16:00
Tue 31/03/2009 16:45
45 minutes
Sowed Petunia, Sunflowers, Canterbury Bells, Cauliflower and Capsicum.

Seeing to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Tue 31/03/2009 16:45
Tue 31/03/2009 17:00
15 minutes
Closing the vents, also took some water to the earns on the south front.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Indoors
Tue 31/03/2009 17:00
Tue 31/03/2009 17:20
20 minutes


BOB’S BANQUETS
Breakfast: 1 mug of tea and 3 Shredded Wheat
Tea Break: 1 mug of tea.
Lunch: 1 mug of tea, 4 toasted tea cakes.
Dinner: 1 glass of peach juice and tonic water, meat pie and veg.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
The Weaver of Grass I’m pleased to hear that your climbing rose is growing okay, roses are a lots tougher than people give them credit for. I saw somewhere a while ago that some organisation did trails on different pruning methods and it was clear that the best way to prune roses was with the hedge cutter! There were many more flowers than on the ones pruned in the normal way. I think it would be frowned upon if I were to take the hedge cutter to the ones at the big house though.

4 comments:

Red Clover said...

First off, I am glad that "Bob's Banquets" is still around. I was thinking while I've been reading about the different things you do, the preparations, what time of year you do them, and figuring you have done this for a long time. Do you have a favorite thing to do? Is there something that never gets old, but is always a favorite? What would that be, if you have one?

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, its its so green and lush over there and so burnt and brown over here.Oh how we need rain. Thanks for showing the trolly now I know why you are putting it out everyday, Nice looking healthy plants on the trolly..and your Banquet looks good Toasted teacakes are they like crumpets?,,,..

The Weaver of Grass said...

Someone once told me that the best way to get your roses pruned well was to ask your worst enemy to do them just after you had had a blazing row!

Dreadnought said...

Red Clover What a really good question and one I can’t rightly answer straight off. I wonder in fact if maybe you have to divide it up a little because as the year goes round you take on different types of work so things are always changing, I will have to give it more thought and let you know.

Jeanette The tea cakes are also known as hot cross buns, it’s like bread with currants in. I saw a bit of what it’s like in your part of the world last weekend, even got to look at some of the fire damage with Mark Webber.

The Weaver of Grass I think that makes a lot of sense, apart from the roses enjoying the rough treatment it would be great seeing them ripping your worst enemy to shreds!!!