Problem / Solution

A small fix but a good one.

Next to the second IBC, it seemed like a puddle was developing everytime it rained a lot, on the paved floor. So i took out a paving stone to allow the water to drain away, which helped but of course also left a whacking great hole for someone to mash their ankle up in.

So then i put the stones that were sitting on the verge nearby into the hole. Problem solved!!


the killing device

H has been killing a lot recently, sometimes disposing of the bodies (eating the evidence), sometimes waking us up in the middle of the night with her weird worship rituals.

in her eighties and still climbing trees on a regular basis. fairplay!

Battening down the hatches

Even if an occasional daisy flowers, the temperature is dropping and it feels like time to prepare for winter. The rainy days have been interfering with this process somewhat.

Recently I’ve been clearing back the brambles (again) in the front and back gardens, with the aim of making space for a polytunnel in front and another vegetable field in back.

I haven;t been doing many updates, I’m under no illusions that the readership here is small but dedicated, so props to you for sticking with it and when i look back in years to come, after the glorious revolution and yet with the curious survival of the wordpress server farm, this is the time i had the shit with people wanting to live here and spent a lot of time brooding on that instead of fucking gardening. Hopefully that is resolved now.

There’s still a lot of old chopped wood in the back garden which we didn’t use last year, so I’m keen to get that dried out and undercover.

The outside kitchen project has stalled a bit, again blame the weather mainly. However the offer of some free transparent corrugated plastic for roofing has reinvigorated things, since that is exactly what we were looking for!!

Got gas

Well it only took almost a year but we finally transferred from camping gaz to a big fooking tank…

The guy in the shop said it was BELACHELIJK we were on camping gaz for so long. And it is.

This new BP tank is way lighter than the metal ones (although still 15kilo full!) and has a deposit, which is cool.

Should work out a lot cheaper….

The process isn’t fully over yet though since the stove in the foto is borrowed, i picked up an oven recently, but then i need to work out how to connect the canister to the stove, it’s possible but i didn’t quite work it out yet.

The internet wasn’t really helping for once until i found some youtube videos, which are on topic, but not really useful… but at least it helped me find the right phrase for what i wanted to be searching for … need to find a day to take the stove apart and have a good look….