Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
there looks to be a good harvest coming!
outside in the below freezing temperatures this kaffir lily, usually autmn flowering, seems to be making a bid to join the lonely mahonia.
and the muck? I started a 'saturday job' yesterday. mucking out seven horses, turning them in and out, filling haynets, etc. I survived, but only just. it was easier twenty years ago.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
however they just sent me this
"We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the following auction-style listing:: Valley Nordkapp sea kayak, compass, tow rope, However, your listing was in breach of eBay's Inappropriate Links policy and has been removed from eBay. All fees related to this listing have been credited to your account. We also notified members who placed bids on the item that the listing has been canceled."
I had decided if it didn't sell then more effort to regain fitness was in order as I would then keep it.
next week I start a Saturday job mucking out eight competition horses. that'll increase fitness.
right, back onto e-bay to look for a roof rack for the Fiesta.
see you on the water next year then.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
on the first day you take some MDF
and just before lunch, Peter Alden holding the clock to prove it, you have made the main carcase of your dolls house.
add a few bricks
window details(very futery)
er, lots of windows, I think this is about 10pm on the fourth day.
time to make a fireplace on the last day
everybody working very hard
and the house is finished!! just like that. . . .
however its now been at home for two years and is still awaiting decorating and lighting. I am going to install a table in the living room so I can get to work on it, definately a good winter project.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
my stoney soil always seems to produce very 'leggy' parsnips and carrots. no prizes for being pretty but they always taste fabulous.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
how much stuff can you cram into one small greenhouse? this isn't even all of it!
future reference for benches: they need to be plastic and they need to be tall. the black one you can see is just about ideal. the tall wooden one was made for me when the greenhouse was 'new', its legs are starting to discolour at the bottom from the damp. there are two of the smaller wooden benches, they are too low to work at comfortably and the bottom of their legs suggest they may need to be binned after another years use.
everything is scrubbed with disinfectant before being put back in. why is that in the spring you never have enough seedling trays yet I now cannot move in my bathroom with the amount of stuff waiting to be washed?
Monday, November 19, 2007
as we were having a guided tour we were allowed in the basement to see stored items. unfortunatley my camera did not cope well with the low lighting so most pictures blurry. in storage was this very stoutly built small wagon.
this is from the wheel centre of a cab, saying 'Stoneham,Bedford Street, London, N.W.'
much clearer, 'Laurie, Paisley'
and 'James Barrie, Rodney Street, Glasgow'
also 'James Barrie, Rodney Street Glasgow', this one on the hefty wagon which said John Barrie.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
this windswept tree still retaining a few leaves
as much zoom as I can get into the field behind, it was covered in Canada Geese. I had been hearing them all afternoon but hadn't seen where they were, I am taking these photgraphs from the high vantage of the stable muck-out trailer.
Monday, November 12, 2007
this is Smokey, he has the most fabulous eyelashes
Robbie, very pretty
...and I whispered to the horse; "Trust no man in whose eye you do not see yourself reflected as an equal" Don Vincenzo Giobbe circa 1700
Saturday, November 10, 2007
a little chamomile, surviving in the greenhouse
this fennel never made it out to the garden, its scenting the greenhouse quite nicely