Back on track: part 2!

Yay!  Youngest son has just been touch to offer to come back next week and help us finish moving the hen house and pen onto my enlarged allotment.

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This is a job we started on 3 January, braving the cold and wet to get started.  I arranged a family working party (me and Malcolm, both sons and partners, step-father) which was to have taken the whole day and finished the job in one go.

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But we chickened out (groan!!) and most of us went off for a long walk after a leisurely lunch, leaving youngest son and daughter-in-law valiantly carrying on working by themselves.

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They did a great job – so far!  And now we need to finish it off, because I’ve agreed with the council that I will give up the additional half plot where I’ve had the chickens for the past 6 years or so, by the end of March.

Weather forecast looking good for next Thursday – let’s hope it stays that way!

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to Back on track: part 2!

  1. Helen says:

    Hi I found your blog via your comment on attic 24 . I live not that far away from Bath and I’m not sure why but I always get a little excited when I stubble across a blog that’s close to my home , I guess its because blogland seems so massive. Congratulations on your lovely blog ! ( I have just started a blog , I’m finding it a little scary ! ) great allotment by the way !


    • Hi there! how nice to have a near neighbour, like you I’m always grabbed by someone blogging close by. Though I also love some of the US and Australian blogs I’ve stumbled across too – such an amazing insight into life in places I’ll probably never visit. I’m also new to this, and was just as nervous about starting as you. I’ll drop by and visit your blog later today when I get a minute. Thanks for visiting, and also for taking the trouble to comment.


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