Monday, 17 August 2015

A Touch of Orange


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 :-)

Sue xx




12 comments:

  1. Armstrongs lorry, all the way from Workington.

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    1. That's where he lives and works :-)

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    2. That's a long drive - it's far enough to North Wales from here in Blackpool!

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    3. We're all used to doing long distances ... Simon is in Cumbria, Jason lives in Preston, Mum and Graham nearer to us in Manchester, so I get there every week, Lovely Hubby's sister and family are in Peebles Scotland ..... and Lovely Hubby works in Berkshire. The fuel companies LOVE us, no wonder I get so many Nectar points, LH only refuels where he can claim them :-)

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  2. Lucky to have help for your hubby, mine just has me, mind you I dont mind the work, what type of apples are those you have been picking they look nice,

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    1. I don't mind the work either!! Family like to help whenever they can because we help them in lots of ways too.

      I don't know what kind of apples they are apart from a couple of trees of eaters and one of cooking apples. The trees are all really old and have been here for the last few occupants of the house. We only get a few usable ones compared to how many produced. The trees are going to get a good hard cut back this year to try and improve things.

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  3. The amount of work you guys have done is incredible and inspiring. Wishing you great success with your gardening! I really enjoy your blog posts.

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    1. Thank you. What a lovely comment :-)

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  4. Mike has orange work trousers so there is often a splash of orange on the line, you're keeping them awfully busy :) x

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    1. Simon was going to put his on ... but luckily it was a hot day so I was spared top to toe orange!! And they have to be busy .... if they want to earn cake ;-)

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  5. Sue, you appear to have malware on your computer. I use bit defender and it will only allow me to access your page if I disable it. It says that there is a malware intrusion. Next time I go on I will copy the message, but if you have a security system on your computer I suggest you try and see if you can find out what it is and get rid of it. It can affect the way your computer runs.

    Anne.

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    1. We don't!!

      I have just run a full systems scan and everything is up to date and very secure. We have excellent computer security due to LH's job and do our utmost to keep it that way.

      Thanks for the warning though, it's always worth running an additional scan to check things are functioning as they should :-)

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