Monday, 14 October 2013

Plans

 
Soon the house will be all finished, well as finished as we need it to be and the time will come to make plans.  This picture is a plan by the guru of all self sufficient types the great John Seymour of how to be completely self sufficient on a smallish patch of land, I think it looks lovely although slightly impractical for us to copy being at the bottom of a rather large Welsh hill ....
 
 
... this was Lovely Hubby's brilliant computer done plan of our Veggie Patch here, so I could make notes of what went where and what would go there the following year.

 
With our wallets firmly padlocked again, save for really needed and budgeted for items I am making plans that will incorporate the  polytunnel, the net tunnel and the new raised beds ....

 
... and I have also spotted something during my trawling of the internet that would be the most perfect thing to help us sell our surplus fruits and veggies and our free range eggs at the farm gate next year once I am back in production.
 
I think my Lovely Hubby will be able to knock one of these together out of his stash of wood .... and then I could give it a coat of paint, in a rather fetching shade of green  :-)
 
Sue xx

27 comments:

  1. Good luck as you begin the next phase! Love the little sales house thingy.

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  2. That little stall is just lovely. Glad everything seems to be working out for you.

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  3. So excited for you. I am currently planning my (tiny) patch for next year. I love planning almost as much as planting it.

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  4. Oh I just love that cupboard,, rather Amish in style.

    As soon as I saw the first plan I knew it so well, I read that book from cover to cover several times........my plans came to naught....sigh........we had to be as self sufficient as we could using other people land.

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  5. Such a cupboard would be really good, especially if it helps to keep things dry in the rain. Do you know if you have any passing trade?

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  6. Always good to have plans and record what you plant and how successful it is. Good luck the new garden. Just love the little stall, it is perfect - will look forward to seeing your version

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  7. Oh I love your plans :-)
    That cupboard is gorgeous!
    Stacey at mortgage free journey x

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  8. I love these plans & designs !

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  9. Just lovely on all counts!
    Pam in Texas.

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  10. Showed the picture of the stall for selling to Him Outside but he just said it was a bit too posh! Although we have some plywood here ready for making a new one over the winter so I may try and persuade him.

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  11. glad your back, missed your posts. that cupboard looks cool

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  12. Your plans look good. It's all very exciting.

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  13. I am glad to see you back, hope everthing is ok. The plans are going really well, and just love the outside stall - if the produce does not sell, I am sure you could start selling these! Take care, Alison

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  14. I did that to my wallet, but my credit card from the International Bank of David Blain escaped again.

    Good luck with the produce - it will look lovely in your new cabinet!

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  15. Exciting plans. This is such a great time for you both I think. Hope you are able to set up something for selling things by your gate - I love buying things from farm gates, eggs, jam etc.

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  16. Amazing plans! Are you roasting gently by you Aga yet?!!

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  17. What a lovely little 'shop front'. Shall look forward to seeing your LH's creation. Good luck with your plans!

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  18. You have been working hard getting your new home ready. Love the garden plans, and the sales area is wonderful, I'd certainly be pulling over to shop :o)
    Love your header photo too.
    Very best wishes
    Rose H

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  19. The promise of that would nearly make me want to come to Wales...

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  20. ooh, lovely plans, i too recognised the first plan! All the very best and I hope OH makes the sales cupboard. xx

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  21. The sales cupboard looks awesome, just make sure you have a built in cash box with a lock. Nice to be making plans in your new place.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  22. Lots of lovely plans in the making, the little sales house looks great.

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  23. Ooh, you must be so excited! I look forward to seeing a work-in-progress pic :) Best wishes.

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  24. Ooh, I am so envious of the net and poly tunnels. So much room to grow lovely fruit and veg. We grow what we can in our typical town sized garden. Applied for an allotment (new ones) but they were tiny and the council wanted £72 a year with talk of increases every year. That's a lot of veggies to grow from a plot 1/5 the size of a standard one, before you even start to save anything

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  25. unlike me both your body and mind is willing. In my case it's only my mind that is willing.

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  26. I like the look of that honesty box - I might have to make one quite simular if you don't mind as next year I hope to sell more than just eggs. I've got the picture of the 5 acre holding from the same book that I can see every time I walk down the stairs in outr house. My sister got it framed for me our first chrismas here. A good source of inspiration although I don't think anyone could ever have anything laid out that well!
    I'll have to get you to tell me what sells well in an honesty box as we've big changes planned next year and we'll need the extra income (however small)!

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  27. Your blog is so inspirational and I love your little blue shop - so sweet. Wish I lived nearer as I would be buying all your yummy things.

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