Monday, 30 March 2009

Hardening Off Trolley.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Looking back to Alston.

A grand entrance that had seen much better days.


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 5C
Temp High: 12C
Feels Like: 4 to 11C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind Direction: SW
UV Index: Moderate
Weather: Mostly cloudy.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Mon 30/03/2009 08:00
Mon 30/03/2009 08:20
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Mon 30/03/2009 08:20
Mon 30/03/2009 10:00
100 minutes
Watered round, put out the trolley and opened the vents as needed.

See to fire supplies
Cellar
Hall
Mon 30/03/2009 10:00
Mon 30/03/2009 10:30
30 minutes
Took up 8 baskets of logs and 1 bucket of coal.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Mon 30/03/2009 10:30
Mon 30/03/2009 10:45
15 minutes
Forking
Rock Garden
Public Gardens
Mon 30/03/2009 10:45
Mon 30/03/2009 12:45
2 hours
Made a start on tidying up the rock garden area on the North Front.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Mon 30/03/2009 12:45
Mon 30/03/2009 13:45
1 hour

Forking
Rock Garden
Public Gardens
Mon 30/03/2009 13:45
Mon 30/03/2009 16:30
2.75 hours
Carried on from where I left off before lunch.

Clean and put away the tools.
Potting Shed
Indoors
Mon 30/03/2009 16:30
Mon 30/03/2009 16:45
15 minutes

Seeing to the greenhouses
Indoors
Mon 30/03/2009 16:45
Mon 30/03/2009 17:00
15 minutes
Closed the vents and take in the trolley. (Note1)


NOTE
1) I was asked the other day about the hardening off trolley so I took a picture of it for you. I use it to harden off plants before planting out. It spends the night in the conservatory and during the day it gets wheeled outside.



BOB’S BANQUETS
Breakfast: 1 mug of tea and 3 and a half Shredded Wheat
Tea Break: 1 mug of tea.
Lunch: 1 mug of tea, 4 egg sandwiches and an apple.
Dinner: 1 glass of peach juice and tonic water, meat pie and veg.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
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/

1 comment:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the idea of that wheel-out trolley for hardening off, Bob - much better than trailing back and forth with endless boxes.
You will be pleased to hear that my old climbing rose that I cut back to a few inches is beginning to sprout as the farmer (and you) said it would.