Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Just A Mish Mash

This post is just a mish mash of things that have taken place over the last few weeks, I have been taking photos but never got them into a post.
 Martin built me a water tower that will take 2 IBC tanks behind the poly tunnels, these are reserve tanks and we pump the water from other tanks to fill these and I use them for the poly tunnels,
 The kids have been playing hide and seek in the hollow tree
 The Alpacas using there scratching brushes
 Tess can now sit on command and stay but I cant take more than three paces away from her, not bad for an old blind deaf dog that has never had training.
 I had the chimney alight one evening, for no other reason than I found a wasp nest in it.
 The water tanks were getting very low we didnt have any rain as such for about a month
 The nasty angry broody spent three days in chicken jail, to break her broodiness.
 Broody chickens damage eggs trying to get them all in one nest.
 No sooner broke one broody and we had another, I set up a nest with 6 eggs and popped her in there she is sitting tight on the eggs.
 I picked up a couple of pineapples, sliced them up and got them in the dehydrator
 I have set the tops and keeping fingers crossed that they put down roots.
 The dried pineapple makes a tasty snack.
 I stewed a load of rhubarb as a base for crumble its now in the freezer ready for when we have visitors.
 Made another couple of goats cheeses one is rolled in lemon pepper and the other in smoked paprika with dried garlic
 Went to the plant fair in the village and bought some Irises an Astilbe and a Valerian now all planted
 Playing with a cardboard box
 even Martin had to get inside, Tess did as well as Sol its like having kids sometimes.
Well that is my mish mash of a post showing some of the going on's over the past couple of weeks. 👍

18 comments:

  1. bahahahah! martin in the box - hilarious! and your water twoer is awesome! i love seeing other people's gardening, animals, trying to grow pineapples - bahahah! your cheese looks to die for and i bet i could eat it without any probs.

    keep up the good work. you guys are an inspiration! sending love! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Martin in the box was funny, I have it on video too he was laughing so much

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  2. After four days of showers, we have had a day of heavy rain, thank goodness

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    1. I was glad to see some rain now the water tanks are full again

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  3. Loved the mish mash - gave me a real taste of life over there in Wales with you.

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    1. It seems like chaos sometimes but I love the variety

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  4. Really enjoyed this post, it's great to see around your place :)

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    1. I really must try and do some more videos to show you around

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  5. It is all looking really good in Wales. Love the photo with Martin in the box. Playtime!

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    1. A box has many uses and playing with the dogs is one of them

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  6. You have such a good partnership, Martin and yourself. It's great to see what you've achieved.

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    1. We do have a good understanding of each other we have been together for 32 years now

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  7. I dried a tin of pineapple the other day, tastes amazing, don't think anyone else got to try any! I love your water set up, mine is terrible as it's mostly off the tap at the moment although I have plans for that long term!

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    1. We have reduced our water bill to £7 a month, animals and plants take up a lot of water

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  8. Keep playing with the pets - as according to the recent TV programs 'Trust me I'm a vet', so many pet problems are caused by pet boredom & lack of interesting activities with their owners.

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    1. I did watch that the other evening, I dont think there is any chance of ours getting bored there is something going on every day

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  9. Everyone loves a good box :D

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    1. including those that never grow up

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