Hi everyone, thanks for all your comments on my last post, I'm afraid I just haven't had the time to reply to them, but I am reading them all and they are much appreciated. Our t'internet may disappear anytime (that's another tale of the previous owner not cancelling any of his services!) so I thought I would update you on some of our teeny tiny progress.....well it is too blooming hot to be doing so much physical stuff!!
I don't know why I worried about Ziggy Stardust, she is such a lazy cat she can't be arsed to go out anyway. She mooched around the outside of the house, totally ignored the lovely big garden for her to explore and decided to have a nosy under the decking instead. She now spends her time in the conservatory looking out through the open door.
I'm trying to think of things to do with the hundreds of grapes in the poly. This lot are destined for the freezer, I love frozen grapes, I could probably fill a whole freezer with the grapes we have so many. I thought I would also try grape jam as well as making some into raisins. Thanks for the tip with the Aga Dawn, the warming oven is a bit temperamental at the moment, but will do this in the future. Sue - I have bought a cold shelf so that should help with cakes etc when I get around to it, again thanks for the tip I had never heard of such a thing.
The grandchildren visited and loved the ride on mower, grampa was not impressed when my granddaughter and I cut some figures of eight in the lawn. They loved 'grazing' the raspberries, blackberries and grapes and are hoping the kiwis will be ready when they come down next. There was also plenty of space for the big kids to play cricket and football without balls going into neighbours gardens.
As it's a Bank Holiday weekend we have had more time to tackle the garden, we have found all sorts of things including a rat. I cut down a huge tree/shrub thing that was taking over the garden and in danger of bringing the fence down. Now we just have to dig up the roots!
We have cleared around the oil tank, and I set up my compost bin for kitchen waste and have been burning the bindweed, though I think it will take forever to get rid of it for good.
It was Cornwall Pride on Saturday so we took a break from the toil to celebrate and help carry the rainbow flag. Such a wonderful day and the sun shone again this year so the picnic in the park was a perfect end to the Parade.
We also had a visit from a neighbour calling in on the horse and trap as you do.
As with my last post, I am knackered, covered in bruises and scratches, a tree hit me on the head just to spite me as I was cutting it down and a seagull shat on my head on the way to the Parade........but I don't regret taking on this project for a minute. We will get it all done eventually, seeing deer grazing in the field on our evening walk and the bearded one spotting a white barn owl in our barn!! makes it all worth it.
Oh and I found my iPad, I was beginning to get a bit worried after over 2 weeks, I really don't remember putting in the blanket box. Now hunting for the slow cooker.......