BLOG 56 πŸ πŸ’πŸŒΉJULY/AUG/SEPT 2020πŸŒΉπŸ’

🏠 Where have those 3 months gone….Christmas Items are on the shelves in shops now !!! β˜ƒοΈ

Strawberries, peas and courgettes are the best growers this year, had cancelled my seeds order back a few months during Lockdown as they were going to take so long to get here ! Cauliflower started growing well but spread wildly as they grew so gave up with them. Quite cute as a small cauliflower though ! Made some Courgette & Potato soup…..delicious, still have more growing so freeze soup for the winter maybe ?

Enjoyed these, especially strawberries & cream
Tiny, tiny cauliflower starting to grow !

August was the start of preparing an area in the garden for our new garden office to be delivered next month. Breeze blocks had be sorted and placed a certain distance to allow the Office to be placed carefully on them ! What a fun job that was for Andy !

Also this month we bought some more chickens, they are ‘Burford Browns‘ & gorgeous colour black & gold, with touch of green in certain light.πŸ“πŸ”πŸ₯

Difference in size atm

End of August saw the Office starting to arrive to be built on site, but of course that first day it poured & poured with rain so a slight delay starting ! Made a good start next day & the finished Office is a lovely building. So should be nice & cozy working in there, room for the dogs too !πŸΆπŸ•πŸΆπŸ•

Next job is to sort out the room we have used as the Office and put it back to its’ original use as a dining room. It has been a bit tight trying to sit around the kitchen table so will be great to have a good space again to sit in ! Next decorating job will be this room, it’s not been touched yet, especially looking forward to corner of the room as it has a false wall so what could be behind it, we are going to investigate, maybe it’s just covering a stone wall. As the house was extended behind this wall in the 1980’s creating the kitchen and extra upstairs bedrooms so maybe it has just had a brick wall built to seal it in with the false wall added for the dining room….shall find out soon & report !

Thank you for reading, hope you’ve enjoyed this Blog, please have a read from first Blog next & enjoyπŸ˜ƒ Will be back soon 😁

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BLOG 58 🏑🌸🌻Jan Feb Mar 2021 πŸ‘πŸŒΈπŸ’

🏠🌸 Started on the kitchen….tiles around the aga have been removed & put under the cement floor in the chicken run, keeping the wooden units, all doors & drawers have been sanded & oiled. Next pulled the ceiling panels down !! The mess that made was amazing, all because so much dust & dirt came down with the ceiling boards (why didn’t I take photo of the mess !!) The electrics next, needing more power sockets as short of these & spotlights in new ceiling. So being sorted in stages….power sockets & cables recessed into the wall by electrician, plasterer next who is putting up new ceiling, skim the ceiling and we will most probably paint the ceiling ourselves, hate ceiling painting !! Also fill in recessed cable & up to socket edges & then finished, electrician back to drill holes in ceiling to fit spotlights, covers for sockets & then finished.

Ceiling down, what a mess that was !
More power points & light switch added
Power point moved
Plasterer due next

Waiting on ceiling in kitchen booked for next week so out to garden for next job, to sort shingle area around office & shed. Previous wood edging we had to keep shingle in has rotted away & shingle just spreading on the grass every time you walk on it so sorted with sleepers we had available from the veggie plot so no cost involved to get this far, next needing a step up into the shed & to finish off have found something which β€˜sets’ the shingle like glue, maybe will give it a try !πŸ‘

Taken out a small conifer tree at end of this plot to left of photo to open up views from office & to let sunshine get to plot better, to finish off edging the veggie plot & flower bed, square off both areas to all match πŸ‘Come on Sunshine β˜€οΈπŸŒ»πŸ‘

Ceiling & walls plastered πŸ‘
Ceiling looking smooth, a good job

Electrician back in couple days to add spotlights & socketsπŸ‘ πŸ‘ and here they are ‡️ ( some of them in photo ! )

This to this ! πŸ‘

Next to do……ceiling to be painted.

Andy in the garden today to start his decking project. We have an unusual shaped area on the driveway, even to put a car in this area is so tight, thought to have as a seating area, wood ordered & delivered this week so he could make a start.

Looking goodπŸ‘

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BLOG 59 πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸ  April 2021 πŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸ’

Andy started & finished a project over Easter weekend to build some decking in a very awkward space we have on the driveway & it looks great, added spotlights are a great feature.

Start of decking base πŸ‘

Next need something to sit on ! Hopefully it’s going to be a wonderful summer ! β˜€οΈ

Kitchen ceiling now painted πŸ‘πŸ‘ Guess what we’re painting next, the walls 😳
The chicks only had the straw bale delivered yesterday & look at it today !! Think they may be lovin’ it !
πŸ“Completely destroyed !πŸ™ˆ

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