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Sat 18-Sep-10
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Budo1

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Woke unusually early this morning, beautiful crisp day sun shining and air fresh with that lovely autumn chill. not sure why i woke early probably because it my first saturday off in about 6 weeks and the powers that be decided i didnt need a lay in - of course why would i need that doh

So looking forward to the little chores that could do, eldest son out all day with friends so no hoards of teenthingies to feed.... just me and daddies best helper  'Kai my very zealous 5 yr old'.

Decided the other day that i am quickly running out of space and seeing as the raised beds have vertually come to the year end of production i will pluck the last of the  plants and give to the rabbits and then lift the beds today. Tire the little monkey out with some digging lol. I like the idea of placing a long rabbit run along the back fence which would cover possibly 17ft - one thing i love is to watch then bounce around. Many of the small growing containers around 'the drop' ( my piece of land) are filled with herbs and things like perpertual spinach for the use of the rabbits as additional feed, and obviously take up loads of space.

So i was pondering with the idea that if i sunk the mesh of the run a number of inches under and meshed the floor then back filled with soil, i could plant the whole floor with grass and herbs etc giving the rabbits an enriched habbitat in their play area. secondly by planting there it will clear up all the containers creating a little personal space... ive been trying to create  a place where i can sit and sup my tea and recharge the batteries... a little sanctuary peace

Nice sharp days dont you love em.. seam to wake up the brain a little, maybe its the shock lol kinda wakes you up from the long drawn easy summer days eh. or is it the sudden constriction and lack of flow of blood to the head makes you do crazy things and create more work than you need ha ha ha ha

Sat 18-Sep-10
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By the Cringe, you have some energy don't you?  I wonder just how much work all that will take, but it seems to make sense to me.

I shall be going back to bed in a minute, I was drinking my first cup of tea at 03.52 this morning, I can tell you that the sun was nowhere to be seen at that time.  It's up now though and, as you say, crisp and bright.

Enjoy the rest of your day! 

I'll try that again!

Sat 18-Sep-10
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wave Hope you enjoy your day Rob.  It obviously isn't going to be lazy.

 I wasn't up too early this morning - just after 8, but when I went to see to all the animals it was raining, that fine drizzly type that soaks through you.  It has brightened up now, but dark clouds are hovering.  I too have to clear raised beds of finished veg.  The hens enjoy some of the left overs.  

I also have to get the kennel ready for the whelping.  However I am feeling so lazy this weekend, I doubt I will get much done. Have already been to friends house to feed her cats as she has gone to America for 4 days.

 

 

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Sat 18-Sep-10
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My weather is the same as yours Danuta, definitely the fire on tonight I think. I'm feeling lazy and procrastinating like mad but there is nothing for it I have to do the tax return for the UK and get it out of the way, been putting it off for far too long. roll_eyes think I need one of these medicinebut will settle for one of these tea. Enjoy your free day Robwave

Sat 18-Sep-10
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Toffeeapple said:

By the Cringe, you have some energy don't you?  I wonder just how much work all that will take, but it seems to make sense to me.

I shall be going back to bed in a minute, I was drinking my first cup of tea at 03.52 this morning, I can tell you that the sun was nowhere to be seen at that time.  It's up now though and, as you say, crisp and bright.

Enjoy the rest of your day! 


wave Hope you are okay TA.  Was there any reason for you having tea in the middle of the night?

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Sat 18-Sep-10
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wave Hi Danuta!  I went to bed early at 11.00 pm, listened to one of my Alan Bennett cds and couldn't get to sleep.  Swallowed some Rescue Remedy Night drops and eventually got off but then woke at that un-godly hour.  Once I'm awake I have to have tea so there you have it.  I blame it on not enough wine anaesthetic, OH was too tired to stay awake after 10.30 so drove me home... (he worked until 8.00 last night, getting his bike shop ready for the sale).

I'll try that again!

Sat 18-Sep-10
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Well... all rabbits cleaned and hutches sterilised..stack of old wood and blocks sorted for the old man down the way for his back burner... raised beds ripped out and half the soil removed......I seam to have ground to a halt due to the size of the steak and kidney pie and custard slice that followed i_am_hungry  So while im regaining my momentum i have decided to let my new Californian buck have his first 'girl friend' rose heart  smooch thought it better for him to have a nice quiet easy tempered lady for his first time and placed 'tinker' who is a New Zealand white, she is smaller than the others and very sweet although very mischeivious ... it all so very sweet as he is being such a gent.

Sat 18-Sep-10
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O, you voyeur!  I think you deserved that dinner.

I'll try that again!

Sun 19-Sep-10
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Well day two, lets hope i can complete the run today.... light drizzle may hamper play me thinks. Not having power down to the main shed yet is a bit of a bind frown so i have to unwind the extension cord accross the garden,over the wall and down ... water +  electrikery + me = dangerous mixture ha ha ha ha

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Well now, have you survived? 

I'll try that again!

Sun 19-Sep-10
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oooo eck, should I be getting together a search party?

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Dont panic, i made it tongue      and not a spark in sight lol. errr well mainly as i decided to chop wood up instead... but it has cleared the ground. Heavy rain today looks like i'll be stuck later too.

I have 2 does plucking fur to nest up... little early as im not expecting any sign for several days yet. i love this part of the nesting as they pluck plumes of silk soft fur from their dulap which is sooo warm - i always take a little away and store it  just in case i need to make a nursery nest in emergency. But thought it may come in handy when i have the chickens? Anyone know if it would be ok to line a nest with it?

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