🏡 What a wet August that was ! Eventually we were able to finish painting outside house wall and also painted front wall, looking so much better, fresh & clean.
Previously was a white/grey colour I suppose to go with original black window frames so now having oak frames we liked the cream colour (parchment) for the walls. Just leaves two more walls to finish, hopefully before Winter !!
The garden patio area looking good, sleepers in to support the upper area, then shingled and more shingle on lower area, should be enough shingle !! That was fun (!) moving all that in buckets !
We have lots of pots we are filling for patio area so buying a plant each time we’re out ! 🌻🌹🌱
Chickens are much bigger now, hopefully first eggs soon 🐔🤔🐔?
🏡 Outside painting this month, YES at last finishing remaining two walls of the house, has always looked finished from the front with side and front painted, sneaky ! 🏠 Now finished at last, looks so much better & fresher. Had to scrub the paint drips off the windowsills & windows, always say we will cover the windows with covering so it protects them BUT never happens as such a pain doing it but wasn’t too bad to clean, all done now !!
Next Job……….finish that 4th bedroom (1) Alcove to paint (2) Skirting to add (3) Carpet (4) Curtains – bought a lovely set for £ 7.50 but split them for the two windows. They also have hooks rather than rings on the curtains so found some oak colour rings for £2.50 plus some more on eBay for £5.00 which should work.
Vegetable Plot is nearing its’ end ! Most of the vegetables grew well, the tomatoes been moved to different part of the garden in their grow bags & pots so catch more sunshine to make them go red maybe ! They are a lovely size tomato but still green & stayed green, shame ! Wonder if I should grow the tomatoes in the little greenhouse next year ?
Colyton Shop Space……We are having to store the new items we purchase as no room in the Shop at the moment, we use our dining room with the large table pushed to end of room and bought some more plastic boxes so all neatly tucked away. Sorting & wrapping the items into a box, label & price each item, add Box number to Stock list to keep a track on where everything is at the moment. We had thought of racking around the room and keeping items on the shelves which is fine too but the boxes keep it tidy & dust free ! All ready to go to the Shop…. grab a box or two, sorted !👍👏
🏡 Week 6 of #CoronaVirus Lockdown🏡 Well here we all are still staying at home, hard work but has to be done !! When reading this in a few months time when we hopefully have our lives back, it will be very strange to remind ourselves about how we coped ! 🥺🤔
Found this lovely large metal stable feeding bracket/ hanger at the Auction a while ago, loved it for under the window at front of house & for £ 6.20 including fees at Auction it was a fantastic bargain👍 Managed to get a liner which was exact fit for £12 online, so with the food shopping onour ‘one trip out’ to the Farm Shop, I put some bedding plants in my trolley, thought that was ok to do that as food shopping too ?🏡
Last Blog I mentioned that I would hopefully have my seeds planted but unfortunately my order still waits ‘fulfilled’ status & that will total a month waiting !🍅🌰 Completely understand as they’ve been snowed under with orders, I’ll be on the packing list one day soon.🌼🌻🌹🏡
So this last weekend was glorious & that dreaded corner of the garden was to be properly attacked & cleared ! What a job…most done by Andy, very hard work but what a difference it has made, lovely & bright. Cannot decide at the moment what we will eventually use the area for, but we do need to sort the compost heap out nextso decided will use a compost bin instead of throwing it in a big heap, so an ideal area for that.
Have been sorting out items to go on our EBAY Shop, as I mentioned before we stopped our shop area at Colyton to concentrate online with Ebay & selling ok at the moment, sort of glad we pulled out in January as customers unable to visit of course at the moment 😮! Luckily we have lots of stock still to go on Ebay as no Auctions at the moment.