Monday, 27 April 2015

In the garden

I moved on two chicken houses yesterday - one to a new owner and one smashed up with a hammer as it was past repair: I haven't had that much fun with a mallet in years!  It was a very therapeutic half hour - I had started in a very ladylike manner, taking the bolts out of it one at a time, until I came to some that just would not budge.  So I decided that just smashing it apart with the mallet would be the most time-effective manner to deal with it.

I had to get the FH's old car moving again as well, so I had to charge the battery up - the neighbour, J, came round to help me sort that out as I couldn't work out exactly where to put the charger clips on the battery but I took a photo when he had gone, so that I know for next time.  It started up yesterday afternoon so it got shifted OK and will be out of the way for the fencing chaps.

When I had moved the old chook houses, I had to demolish a compost bin that the FH had made out of an old pallet box.  He had put it in situ and THEN built a shed so that it couldn't be removed from the position without being dismantled: I now have a wheelbarrow and two big bags full of lovely home made compost, and the bin is in the heap with the old chook house.

All in all, I had about four hours pottering about in the garden - and it was lovely.  The sun was shining, and I stopped now and again for a cup of tea and a sit in the sunshine.  Hard to believe that the EFG phoned us up at tea time and said it was snowing in Aberdeen!  She sent us some photos to prove it too - what a contrast of a day from north to south.

Hope you all have a good week - lots going on here this week so I had better get on!


Sue said...

There's nothing like the feeling of smashing something to smithereens is there :-)

It sounds like a very productive day.

Your garden is going to look totally different soon!!

SusanM said...

We had heavy snow all yesterday afternoon and evening. We have a few inches of frozen snow this morning but the sun is shining and it looks beautiful. I had to break the ice on the pond for the birds - we have blackbirds, blue tits, sparrows and starlings nesting in the roof and garden. Funny thing was, we had a lovely walk in the hills in the morning and then my husband was busy gardening early afternoon. Several seasons in one day! x

Dawn McHugh said...

That sounds like fun taking a mallet to something and smashing it up well done you :-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

good way to get rid of some excess energy and/or aggression!!

I can quite believe Aberdeen had snow, the weather is all over the place this year.