Friday, 28 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

if you can't move...

move the furniture!
My grandma was doing that in her 90s...I'm carrying on the tradition!
Moved the tv and the table to the wider end of the living room, the Canterbury to where the table was and the smaller sofa is between the two, instead of blocking the heat from the longer radiator.

The result is a square sitting eating and viewing space . Far more sociable and less of just a passage from front to back!

Slightly less cluttered than it was-let's just call it busy!!

We've had friends to visit and a friend is staying with us now...ans its a relief that it works.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Netta's Garden

Netta can no longer do her garden. When we go,we show her before and after photos..this gives her joy as she is housebound with arthritis.  How Fate treats the nicest of people....

 before and after

 befores and afters

 Pirate drives the ride-on mower,I do the weeding
 birdfood for the winter

 more bees!!
 the white rose of Scotland
Two hours' hard work...but worth it,not just for the renumeration....


We had another rosy, cloudy sunset.

Blessings Be to All and wishing for peace and understanding and tolerance as the year turns

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

carrying on.. outdoors and indoors

 pirate at work....framed!
but then rain stopped play....
and I bottled the latest batch of cordial after processing...elderflower and lime again..
Hopefully they have all sealed step is to dip the tops in wax to make sure that air is  excluded.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

gardening and woodwork

 The front garden is a trifle flowery...

 and a little meadowey where I can!

The washing pole was moved out of the way...

ice cream was well deserved...from the ice cream van that comes around from Paisley...

 Today's pallet construction...Pirate making my idea...

 bread tray rack for sowing and bringing on seedlings

and meanwhile my sourdough bread baking is improving...

Tomorrow, weather permitting we may construct a potting bench/flower pot storage/toolrack.....There are a few pallets just waiting to be used...

Monday, 17 June 2019

moving in?

If she doesn't finish this kiln soon, WE will be moving in....

when you're in a garden....

Saturday, 15 June 2019

domestic day

 Doing things at home today as it was (mostly) dry..pirate defeated a 15" x 15" x 18" block of concrete ( I helped too!) that had held a washing pole...the pry bar is in the remnants of the pole.
 and we moved the replacement pole still in its concrete block two feet over into the hole that the original left behind. Now the pole is no longer in the way, and  neighbour can reach it to renew her line..a job she has been thinking of doing for a while!
 herbs and cuttings all sorted,re-potted or planted,
 and the same for roses and geraniums. They will be out in a bed in front of the house, eventually.
 and tonight's sunset...
You'll have to imagine that the sun wasn't burning through as much, and the rosy bits were really was breathtaking...

At 10.45 pm, the neighbour's chooks are refusing to go indoors as it is too we've had buzzards and foxes around lately he has to stay up late to get them in!!