Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Help is at hand

Well I haven't done any updates for a while, mainly due to the fact that painting rooms white is very tedious and I'm sure it doesn't make interesting reading. This week has been a bit different though.

Philippa came up for the weekend and the parents have been staying this week. Apart from painting we cracked on in the garden and have made great progress. Dad and me built a three bay compost bin to Phil's exacting requirements and mum and Phil marked out all the raised beds and laid the membrane for the paths to stop grass and weeds growing. Luckily our next door neighbour runs a small sawmill so we were able to order a load of long planks to construct the beds. Hopefully they will turn up tonight so I can make use of the parental labour while it's still here!

Another milestone was reached as we managed to get water up to the polytunnel. We T'd off from the spring supply to the house and there was just enough natural pressure to give a reasonable flow.

We also managed to annoy the locals up the pub on Sunday by arriving late for the quiz, actually winning the thing and then immediately leaving with the winnings! I think we're going to go for a meal up there tonight to make amends.

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