9 February 2012

Anyone for a paddle?

Tommy in a Lake District river.
Taken 01/08/2010

There has been 2mm of rain 
in the past 24 hours,
3C is the max
-2C was the coldest point.

Max for Feb is 6C
the min is -7C,
there has been 8mm of rain so far.


See to the sheep 
 Duration: 08:30-08:50
Location: (Field)  
  Notes: Shuck the hay up in the feeder, they eat the hay from both sides and then can't reach what's left in the middle. 
Checked and counted the sheep. 
Took the ice off the water trough. 

See to the greenhouses 
 Duration: 08:50-09:30  
  Checked round. 
Notes: Moved some peas and beans from the hotbox to the cool greenhouse. 
Watered a few things that needed it. 

Carting off 
 Duration: 09:30-10:30 
Location: (North Front)  
  Notes: Carted off the remaining wood from the yew tree. 

Break time 
  Duration: 10:30-10:50 
Location: (Home)
Notes: Had a mug of tea.  

 Duration: 10:50-12:15
Location: (Doncaster)  
  Notes: Went to Doncaster to take in the veg seed order and get a pruning saw for the boss. Brought back the seed potatoes and some carrot and pea seed that they weight out in the shop. The rest of the order is made up of Sutton's seeds and will be posted on to me later. 

Moving the half barrels 
 Duration: 12:15-12:30 
Location: (Potting Shed)  
  Notes: Moved the four half barrels to the potting shed ready for painting after lunch. 

Lunch time 
  Duration: 12:30-13:30
Location: (Home) 
Had a mug of tea, a baked potato topped with cheese and a piece of Victoria sponge cake. 

Paint the barrels 
 Duration: 13:30-15:40 
Location: (Potting Shed)  
  Notes: Made a start on giving the four half barrel planters from the courtyard a coat of white paint. I got three of them done. 

Clean and put away the tools 
  Duration: 15:40-15:50 
Location: (Potting Shed)  

See to the bins 
 Duration: 15:50-16:00 
Location: (Hall)
Notes: Put out two recycle tubs out.  


Anonymous said...

It seems like it was just yesterday you were painting the barrels for last year! Tommy is look very fit, good to see him!

Beth said...

Tommy looks very happy despite being wet.

And now I have to google Victoria sponge cake. ;-) Sounds good.

John Gray said...

a lot of work... just catching up with you rob.. been too long!

nerima roberts said...

I think only twice in my life I've been near a babbling brook. The roar of moving water fills my ears...and the water is ALWAYS so refreshing, if not downright cold.

Rob said...

Theanne - I think it was around last April when I painted them last and because time was getting on I just gave them a couple of coats then so as yesterday was wet, cold and icy I got them in the potting shed and gave them another coat, it's also freshened them up a bit.

Nerima - It's hard to imagine that anyone has only seen a stream a couple of times during their life, I guess I need to appreciate more how lucky I am.