Wednesday, 19 August 2009

From Our Garden (Week 33).

MY CASTLE HOWARD PICTURE FOR TODAY


JOHN’S JOKES
A set of jump leads walk into a bar.
The bartender says, 'I'll serve you, but don't start anything.'


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
So that I can post the readings on the same day as the blog post they are of the previous 24 hours up to 6 pm today.
Temp Low: 14C
Temp High: 31C
Rainfall: 0mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 2
Dry Days This Month: 11
Wind Level For The Day 22
Pressure: 995.0
Weather: Sunny after a dull start, quite breezy at times, a pleasant day..

2009 Highs & Lows
Min for the year: -5 C (4th February)
Max for the year: 35 C (1st July)
Most rain in 24 hours: 39mm (5th June)


MY WORK BOOK

Subject -See to the sheep
Location -Field
Categories -Misc
Start -Wed 19/08/2009 08:00
End -Wed 19/08/2009 08:20
Duration -20 minutes
Message -Checked and counted the sheep

See to the greenhouses
Glasshouses
Wed 19/08/2009 08:20
Wed 19/08/2009 08:30
10 minutes
Had a quick look round.


Put new line in the strimmer
Misc
Wed 19/08/2009 08:30
Wed 19/08/2009 09:00
30 minutes
The strimmer line broke the last time I used it so as there was only a small amount left in the spool I fitted a new 6 meter length.

Strim round
Walled Garden
Wed 19/08/2009 09:00
Wed 19/08/2009 09:30
30 minutes
Cut all the corner and edges where the mowers can’t reach.

Cut the roadside grass
Roadside
Misc
Wed 19/08/2009 09:30
Wed 19/08/2009 10:00
30 minutes
Cut the wide piece down to the junction, there is a narrow strip all along the west wall that I have to do with the strimmer but it’s not very handy with all the cars and what have you passing so I don’t do it very often.

Strim round
Main Garden
Wed 19/08/2009 10:00
Wed 19/08/2009 10:45
45 minutes
Cut out all the corners etc.

Break for tea.
Home
Misc
Wed 19/08/2009 10:45
Wed 19/08/2009 11:05
20 minutes

Mow the lawn
Main Lawn
Main Garden
Wed 19/08/2009 11:05
Wed 19/08/2009 13:15
130 minutes
Cut all the lawns.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Wed 19/08/2009 13:15
Wed 19/08/2009 14:00
45 minutes

Shopping
Misc
Wed 19/08/2009 14:00
Wed 19/08/2009 14:30
30 minutes
Went for £20s worth of petrol.

Mow all the lawns
Walled Garden
Wed 19/08/2009 14:30
Wed 19/08/2009 17:00
2.5 hours
Cut all the lawns except under the fruit trees.

Put away the tools
Misc
Wed 19/08/2009 17:00
Wed 19/08/2009 17:20
20 minutes
There wasn't a lot of tool cleaning to be done tonight, it was more about putting away the mowers, petrol cans and grass sheets all of which had to be folded up ready for next time.


See to the bins.
Hall
Hall & Pumpend
Wed 19/08/2009 17:20
Wed 19/08/2009 17:30
10 minutes
It was green bin day but as there was only a couple of cereal boxes in one of the bins I didn't bother dragging it down for picking up. (Note 1).

NOTES
1) As some of you who read my blog regular I make a point of not watching any news broadcasts mainly because I just want to throw a boot through the TV before the program gets half way through. However there are times when I need to see the weather and so I end up seeing some of the news too. Well today it seems that the refuge collectors (bin men for those who still speak English) are having to take a pay cut of £3 pound an hour. Well they are obviously upset about this and I’m not saying whether its right or wrong or anything else but what surprises me is that they didn’t know something like this was going to happen when they brought in the green bins. Before that the bin men would be busy every week emptying the black bins, now though they come round here every other week and there is nothing to do. For instance last week I put out 6 black bins for collection from the hall and pumpend, this week I haven’t had to put out one green bin so they will come riding in tomorrow and turn round and ride straight back out again so why would you expect to get paid the same when you’re doing less work. I think they want to watch out or there might be a few more surprises for them too.

2) Tonight I will show you a plant from our garden at home. As you will see its a Begonia, I particularly like the colour of the flowers which are small so are therefore not over powering.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING
Jeanette I will look forward to seeing your Fuchsia’s. That’s a long time to be friends and no mistake.
Sara I’m glad the little joke hit the spot.
Peter you’re right, I do like to visit Merle and Jeanette, I have popped in and had a look at your pictures in the past too.

1 comment:

fireweedmeadow said...

What an exhausting day - how many hours per week would you say you spend mowing on average in the summer months?

The colour of that begonia is exquisite.

I understand about the newscasts. I've refused to watch the news for years for the same reason. I can't see why people are in the habit of watching in the evening before bed; it makes my blood boil over and the last thing I feel is relaxed and ready for sleep! It's not just the "news" itself that is upsetting, it is what they chose to report and how they chose to report it. L.