Sunday, May 04, 2008

Warming Up!!!

Well it has warmed up so much that we will let the Rayburn out today. We lit it in October so will have to organise the chimney sweep for this week if possible! I expect 'T' will complain she hates it when it gets cold. I miss it too, but it gets just too hot to keep it in!!!

I went down to let the chickens out, walked back up the garden, put my hand out to open the door and my back went!!! Its a muscle thing I believe, so I lie abit, sit abit, move around a very little bit and take an awful lot of pain killers!!

This has happened at a crucial time of year as alot of my tropicals need to be pulled in and out of the greenhouse to harden off. I need to pot on my tomatoes etc. etc. Plus all the watering!!

I thought I had been good yesterday, as I had to dig out all the old bedding from the chicken run, lime it and put in fresh new bark chippings. I only part filled the bucket and took plenty of rests cos its a long time since I did work as heavy as this and doing it this way took me 3 hours.

Anyway the chickens are happy, with there fresh bedding

the old bedding I use as a mulch on the flower beds

the veg patch is pretty organised, although a bit behind and now will be even more so!!!!

now a view looking back up the garden

All the while my friend, had made himself comfortable in my chair

Now he does this I make a concerted effort to make sure water is available, in large quantities in the greenhouse, just in case he gets shut in, as its not always me that closes the doors!!


Ex-Shammickite said...

Poor you, how beastly to have your back go twang just at this crucial time. I really hope it's feeling better soon. Your garden looks wonderful, so neat and tidy and so organised! I wish mine was as nice. I'm feeling guilty cos I'm sitting here typing and the sun is shining so I should be out there pulling up weeds.

Cheryl said...

Poor you Libby, hope that back improves soon.
Your garden looks lovely Libby....pussy cat has got the right idea, looks comfortable.

Sheila said...

I hope your back is better..?
Tango thinks those greenhouses are for him, I think he is smiling in that one photo..

Vallen said...

Oh, I could sit in your gardens for hours myself. I hope your back feels better soon.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Good thinking about letting the Rayburn go out today. A friend of mine has an Aga and once I went to have dinner with her, in her kitchen, in summer, on a hot day, when that Aga was still on. Do I need to say more?

Too bad about your back Libby. I hope those painkillers do the trick for you and that your back will soon be right as rain.

The chooks look very happy with their nice and clean run. Good job!

When I look at your garden now I see that a lot of work has been done and lovingly so. It looks great!

My kittycats won't stay in my greenhouse now as they feel it is much too hot for that, but your Tango seems to enjoy himself.

Take care!