Apologies for my temporary absence lately. Been flat out seed sowing, strimming, mowing, polytunneling ( new verb?!) and trying to fit in overdoing it on the holding along with entertaining a couple of couples who are good friends from the Midlands.
Things are beginning to resemble normality, whatever that is, although I still have mountains to climb. Pricking out 300 and odd lettuce, X 4 varieties, broccoli, sprouts; sowing endless trays of runners ( sorry, Gee - commercial ones this year for sale as all available APS went to you), climbing French, 22 varieties of tomatoes ( well I can't be Poppa Tommo for nothing can I!) X 20 each and so on on and on.
Expecting 4 orphan, third of triplet lambs tomorrow, so they will need bottle feeding four times a day for the next 6 weeks or so, and me mate, Tim, wants to raise 3 pigs in the pig paddocks soon so all that has to be got ready.
I managed to locate, locally, another bare ploytunnel, this one 15' wide by 45' long. All there in great condition at a great price. Pick that up after work tomorrow evening. So I'm determined to get that erected very soon; just needs a new cover and a few brackets.
Glad that we've been rain free for the past 10 days so now I can get onto the soil and prepare some veg plots....if any Shedites out there want a working holiday with free board and lodging please apply ASAP
Oh yes...I've just been given...YES, GIVEN...an old Howard 200 rotavator. Just needs a service kit, a strip down , paint up and lubricate and it'll be as good as new.....still, as my farmer mate Gary says..." Now that we've got an extra hour in the day You'll be able to get everything done!" .....and he meant it.