Simon came for the weekend to help Lovely Hubby get the net tunnel up and ready for use, the orange van parked outside the house is his. He had to tuck it in close to the house to allow all the builders, roofers, brickies and delivery wagons to get in. My car is actually behind his van right under the living room window.
Between the two of them, on Saturday, as well as coming to the Llanrwst Show with me, they got all the netting on the tunnel frame and one of the raised beds in place and partially filled, Today LH has reduced the height of this bed as it really was unnecessarily deep and he's now working on filling it to the top with a mix of riddled soil, compost and '6 Ex' fertiliser. Now that we know how poor the condition of our soil is, we are working to improve it whenever we can.
Everywhere I look I see touches of orange, the van, the little digger in the background ....
... both of them wearing orange T shirts for working in !!
It's Lovely Hubby's favourite colour and it's Simon's work colour ....
... when he's not driving these brightly coloured trucks ....
.... he's in the garage fixing them, now he's almost a fully qualified mechancic as well as a HGV driver.
And yes, you might have noticed his van in the top picture is an ex-company one. Bought to do up and convert into a van to live in.
Meanwhile, and not a drop of orange in sight, the building work is going on a pace. Since this photo was taken the workshop floor has been poured and has now set, the scaffolding around the roof has come down and the brickies have been here all this morning filling in the gaps around the top now that they can get at it without the poles being in the way.
And I'm busy sowing and harvesting more food ... no oranges here though :-)