Monday, 4 July 2016

Extreme Gardening

 On a day when there were no demands to leave HQ and do stuff the jobs list was addressed. This list now runs to four A4 pages full of tasks big and small so I chose one that I thought I could complete in a day namely getting rid of acres of nettles that have appeared. naturally I was supervised at all times by a Berner, this is Thunderpaws, today's chaperone for yours truly.
 The weather looked less than promising and not at all like you would hope for summer but we pressed on
 breaking the huge task down into small bite sized chunks. The small paddock was first to be cleansed of the stingy blighter
 and pretty soon looked more or less ship shape.
 Next the "garden" was cleared, by cleared read almost half was laid bare of nettles
 before the super duper Makitta blue strimmer started vibrating so bad that you could not hold it (especially with my right hand which still wont grip since the epic 480 mile bike ride) until it threw its main working parts across the garden burying itself into the dirt bank. The remaining nettles cheered having sacrificed so many to kill the strimmer
 meaning the second half of the garden, goatanamo and the fields have yet to be dealt with.
Unable to complete the job Thunderpaws and I did the only sensible thing and went for a cup of tea or a lie down.

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