Demolition Derby

I do love my new husband, and there are not many things I won’t do for him. However climbing up on a rickety old roof to look at a rotten bit of wood that he’s just been smacking with a crowbar is one step too far.

I have always been the office girl. I google the best places to find things and then send him on a mission to collect the lovingly sourced hunks of plywood and roof felt. Bet he’s glad he settled for me, eh?

I am terrified of heights, I’m not going to lie. So I always knew that the roof repairs would have to wait until the light of my life felt energetic. Or until he got bored of me saying how ‘cold the allotment is’ and how ‘lovely it would be to be able to have a cup of tea in the dry’.

Well yesterday was finally that day.

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I finished work a little early so I managed to get there just as the sun was going down (4pm?! Christmas is coming…) and found MrT up a ladder ripping bits of roof off.

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He had already managed to get the old rotten sheets off and cut himself on the old felt, so all was going well.

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Until he found this.

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“Come up and have a look” he said.
“Don’t worry, its safe” he said.

So I climbed up the ladder and stood on a beam, and I am telling you now – That wasn’t safe.

So I swiftly climbed back down and watched him adoringly, giving helpful advice like ‘be careful’ and ‘don’t fall off’.

I was on screw patrol, and would pass up hardware and hunks of wood salvaged from the old chicken run so that he could add a few more beams to the ever wobblier roof. And he was doing really well until it got so dark he couldn’t see the ground!

So ‘we’ gave up for the night and went home for chicken nuggets. Success!

He is back up there today (bless his little heart) to board out the roof and get it as secure as possible.

It’ll probably be down to me to felt it tomorrow since the days are so short now, but hopefully I will be a bit less of a cry baby about it when I can’t see the ground through the cracks in the beams I am standing on!

Painting the Red Green house Grey, while admiring Blue, White and Purple flowers

My Greenhouse has a little “conservatory” annex which was a dumping ground.

Thankfully, MrT built me a shed so now I can finally clean it out and make space for my deck chairs and kettle!

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So i moved out all of the junk, dug the soil off the floor (which FYI was about a foot deep!!) and got the paint can out

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Then move all of the junk back in, in a more tidy fashion.

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It doesn’t look like much, but I’m very pleased with how light and airy it is now!

I love it!


Veggie Updates

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Quick update on the spuds – look!! ‘Scuse the weeds.

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And the few onions that I could salvage (and will possibly STILL die from the leaf miner) are swelling up nicely. I might actually be able to do something with them.

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Also, these DO NOT taste like blackcurrant juice from the shops. They have been lying to me this whole time. They’re gross!

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I have got some baby raspberries growing too. Can’t wait for these.

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Sue came to say hello as I was cleaning out my slug traps. I don’t think she realises how drunk she would get if she ate them, but she keeps trying to shout me into submission!

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Bonnie has been surveying her kingdom in the long lawn

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It really does need cutting but I will leave that to MrT as I don’t want to hurt these garden heroes

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