Thursday, 27 August 2009

Veg Garden (Week 34).

MY CASTLE HOWARD PICTURE FOR TODAY

JOHN’S JOKES
An invisible man marries an invisible woman.
The kids were nothing to look at either.

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: 15C
Temp High: 25C
Rainfall: 0mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 1
Dry Days This Month: 14
Wind Level For The Day 24
Pressure: 990.0
Weather: Bright and sunny.

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
See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Thu 27/08/2009 08:00
Thu 27/08/2009 08:20
20 minutes
1) Put out some minerals.
2) Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
Glasshouses
Thu 27/08/2009 08:20
Thu 27/08/2009 08:35
15 minutes
1) Checked round.
2) Watered.
3) Opened the vents.


Mow the grass
Courtyard
Public Gardens
Thu 27/08/2009 08:35
Thu 27/08/2009 09:15
40 minutes

Mowing
North Front
Public Gardens
Thu 27/08/2009 09:15
Thu 27/08/2009 09:35
20 minutes

Mowing
Main Lawn
Main Garden
Thu 27/08/2009 09:35
Thu 27/08/2009 10:30
55 minutes

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Thu 27/08/2009 10:30
Thu 27/08/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Mow the lawn
Main Lawn
Main Garden
Thu 27/08/2009 10:50
Thu 27/08/2009 12:45
115 minutes

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Thu 27/08/2009 12:45
Thu 27/08/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Mow all the lawns
Walled Garden
Thu 27/08/2009 13:30
Thu 27/08/2009 16:00
2.5 hours

Mow all the rough grass
Public Gardens
Thu 27/08/2009 16:00
Thu 27/08/2009 17:00
1 hour

See to the bins
Hall
Misc
Thu 27/08/2009 17:00
Thu 27/08/2009 17:15
15 minutes
Put back the black bins and put out the recycle tubby.

Cart off the grass cuttings
Walled Garden
Thu 27/08/2009 17:15
Thu 27/08/2009 17:30
15 minutes
There were five box full to move to the compost bins.

NOTES
1) I think any further growth in the onion bed has come to an end so one of the next jobs will be to lift the Onions and put them somewhere to dry in readiness for cleaning and stringing for storing.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING
Jim I will be the one to pick any apples, I’m not sure how many just yet. In the past I put a lot to store but no one ever used them so I may not bother to store any this time.

4 comments:

salina said...

Stopping by to say hello and that I haven't forgotten about you.
I know that i've been neglecting my blog friends lately and I'm sorry for that.
Glad to see that all is well.:)
Take care Bob.
~Salina

fireweedmeadow said...

I am struck, yet again, by the sheer amount of mowing you have to do – seems quite incredible. Must keep you in tip top shape, and your dog too, if he wanders along behind you as mine does when I mow.

Those onions look great!

EB said...

Speaking of all that mowing, what do you do with the grass, Bob? I'd be amazed if you had enough "browns" to mix with it to make decent compost, but maybe you can get material from from other sources? And hello again :)

Matron said...

I have fond memories of visiting Castle Howard. Once went to an evening classical concert - 1812 overture with fireworks and heavy artillery!!