Saturday, 28 December 2013
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Up on the first floor my terrace now has plants -agaves, succulents and a number of those ubiquitous spider plants that just seem to go on and on - all capable of surviving in the heat and tolerating only the occasional spot of attention. The handrail is awaited ... so for the moment we keep away from the edge.
Writing this on another sunny and very warm evening -the tomatoes and figs are ripening, our new hens seem very happy although not all are laying at the moment and the cockerel is slowly finding his voice.
Saturday, 27 July 2013
In contrast, and in preparation for the not small and will be obvious work to replace the floor at the front of the house, due to start in September, Tracey has fitted a door at the end of the hallway. Seen here from Paul and Tracey's living room, this door was in our Northleach house once upon another time, so great upcycling.
The garden has acquired inrernal fences to give the dogs lots of room to play in, and to keep them away from the cats, veg beds and hens.
Friday, 4 January 2013
Its the first poor weather day for a very long time and we’ve hired a mini-digger to run a trench for a second electricity supply to the house. Paul & Tracey were out early so by lunchtime there is a large pile of ‘mud’ and a very deep ditch from here
Macca and Crumble were keen to help and Cookie to spectate but eventually they came in out of the mist and watched me light the burner, take down the Christmas tree and make chicken soup!
Now I’m thinking about a design for quilting the scrap quilt made last spring and now hanging on a temporary design wall while I wait for inspiration. It will be the largest one I’ve quilted so far so I need a quilting pattern that can be repeated and will compliment al those straight lines.