Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Shady Dog.

MY HADDON HALL PICTURE FOR TODAY
Can anyone spot the ghost?


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
So that I can post the readings on the same day as the blog post they are of the previous 24 hours up to 6 pm today.
Temp Low: 16C
Temp High: 26C
Rainfall: 1mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 0
Dry Days This Month: 6
Wind Level For The Day 27
Pressure: 1000.1
Weather: Warm and sunny after a wet start, quite a stiff breeze blowing most of the day..

2009 Highs & Lows
Min for the year: -5 C (4th February)
Max for the year: 35 C (1st July)
Most rain in 24 hours: 39mm (5th June)

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Wed 12/08/2009 08:00
Wed 12/08/2009 08:20
20 minutes

See to the greenhouses
Glasshouses
Wed 12/08/2009 08:20
Wed 12/08/2009 10:00
100 minutes
1) Water round.
2) Took of some dead flowers.

Shopping
Garden Centre
Misc
Wed 12/08/2009 10:00
Wed 12/08/2009 10:30
30 minutes Went for some weed killer.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Wed 12/08/2009 10:30
Wed 12/08/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Strim round
Courtyard
Public Gardens
Wed 12/08/2009 10:50
Wed 12/08/2009 11:50
1 hour

Mow the grass
Courtyard
Public Gardens
Wed 12/08/2009 11:50
Wed 12/08/2009 12:45
55 minutes

Stake the chrysanths
By the seat.
Public Gardens
Wed 12/08/2009 12:30
Wed 12/08/2009 12:45
15 minutes

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Wed 12/08/2009 12:45
Wed 12/08/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Spraying
South Front
Main Garden
Wed 12/08/2009 13:30
Wed 12/08/2009 14:00
30 minutes
Sprayed the weeds in the south front gravel.

Spraying
All Hard Surfaces
Walled Garden
Wed 12/08/2009 14:00
Wed 12/08/2009 14:30
30 minutes
Spraying weeds.

Spraying
North Front
Public Gardens
Wed 12/08/2009 14:30
Wed 12/08/2009 15:00
30 minutes
There were some brambles growing in the rock garden that I cleared out last winter so I sprayed them with brushwood killer as I couldn’t get the roots out from where they are growing.

Tidy up
veg garden
Walled Garden
Wed 12/08/2009 15:00
Wed 12/08/2009 17:00
2 hours
Pulled out any old stuff past it’s sell by date and did some weeding. Also planted a few lettuce.

Tommy staying cool whilst guarding the cabbages.


Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Wed 12/08/2009 17:00
Wed 12/08/2009 17:15
15 minutes

See to the bins
Hall
Hall & Pumpend
Wed 12/08/2009 17:15
Wed 12/08/2009 17:30
15 minutes
Put out six black bins.

NOTES

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING

Sara, I’ll go with the poor bit but as I’m sure you know if you have a dog you’re never lonely. My dogs are my best friends and if that makes me a sad case so be it. The thing about buses and coaches is an interesting one. I tend to think of a coach as a posh bus. For instance when you go on a local journey you go by bus, as a rule they are just basic work horses. When you go on a longer trip you go by coach which has more luxury. The one we’re going to Spain on is a Silver Service coach which is a notch above the average coach. It has less seats so more leg room, The seats are recliners and there is a lounge at the rear where you can get refreshments etc.

Merle It is very busy in the garden at the moment, with just seven working days until the open night I am pushing all the time to achieve the best possible result even so things are slipping off the end of the calendar, hopefully I can drag them back on next week.

Jeanette, I will be over in September! Are you near to Bathhurst cos I could pop on over and see the race, that would be truly mega. I might disappear over to Merle’s place too cos I really fancy some of her home cooking. It sounds so good I’m sure I can smell it all the way over here!

4 comments:

Sara said...

Dogs are the best friends - loyal til the end, no question.

I see the ghost! I remember taking a "ghost tour" in York, and not seeing a ghost at all, but being scared the entire time!

fireweedmeadow said...

Just thought I would let you know how much I enjoy your blog - fascinating and entertaining. I used to live in Leicester and spent as many weekends as possible in the Peak District and Yorkshire camping and walking. Always meant to go to Haddon Hall one weekend, but kept putting it off (never really wanted to spend time indoors!) and then moved back to Canada. I miss walking without having to worry about bears and cougars, and I miss gardening without snow and ice 6 months of the year!

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, Yes i see the Ghost.I dont think I like to stay there not with ghosts roaming the halls.Yikes..
Awww theres hard working Tommy take a rest in the shade of the trailer.. I live about 7to 8 hrs drive from Bathurst and add extra hour to Merles,She is an Hour from Me and yes a very good cook.

Bob said...

Sara
Oh yes I agree, human’s don’t know the meaning of faithful compared to a dog. I love when I get frustrated about something and I’m on the verge of cursing something and then you get a pointy nose prodding you for some attention, it just takes away all the frustration, it’s as if they can tell you need to fuss something.

Fireweedmeadow
Thank you for visiting and I’m pleased you find something I write of interest. I sometimes wonder what the point of it all is but then I think of the people who read what I write and the nice things that say so that makes it all worthwhile in the end.

Jeanette,
That’s got that sorted then! I keep looking at the ghost in the picture because I can’t figure out what it really is, it does look like a ghost looking over the guys shoulder but it can’t be can it.