Thursday, 7 April 2016

Outdoors, indoors


The weather is still not behaving here!  We get spells of rain followed by a few dry hours.  So I've been doing some outside jobs when I can.  Here is my garden plan with the shed and polytunnel marked but not yet erected.  Biggest priority today was cleaning out the chickens.  I'd just about finished when the postie shouted over the gate "Got some parcels for you!"  One of them was my worms.


I ordered them from Ebay on Sunday.  I dug out my wormery and gave it a thorough clean before adding the worms.  They immediately burrowed their way into their coir bedding.


Here it is fully assembled again and ready to produce lovely wormy compost and worm tea :-)


I also got my compost bin assembled with some help from The Teenager.  It was fairly straightforward but very fiddly!  I might have said a few swear words!!


When it was too rainy to do anything outside I did a little more decluttering.  I've had these Irregular Choice shoes for a few years but not worn them much as they're an unusual colour.  I was considering selling them.  However, they are comfy.  On a whim (eek!) I removed the large bows and dangling cherries charm.  I think they look better and you can see the purple flowers now.  I've got lots of purple clothes so I can wear them more :-)


Tonight's tea was a deconstructed shepherd's pie (LOL!!) with the lamb mince I scored last night.


Now the plan for the rest of the evening is TV and knitting.  My jumper is steadily growing.  I'm not a fast knitter but this is knitting up quickly as it's chunky yarn and 6.5mm needles.  I'm already on the waist shaping.  I might just get it finished before the end of my holiday after all.

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  1. I like your garden plan, and those shoes look much better without all the embellishments, and such a pretty print too. I'm rather jealous of your knitting, have tried to knit a few times but I get my left and right mixed up and it descends into a tangle of wool.

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    1. The plan is not to scale but it's more or less how my back garden is laid out and helps me 'see' it.

      I've knitted my whiole life. I come from a long line of knitters and don't remember learning. I don't have the patience for lace and would never say I'm expert like my mum and aunt but I'll have a go at most patterns

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  3. I like the shoes, it's great revamping things, like getting something new from something you already have if that makes sense.

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    1. Exactly!! And because I've made myself something 'new' I'm going to return the leapord print shoes I bought recently as I haven't worn them yet

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