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Garden complete

Our Garden plan is complete, has been for some time, I just totally forgot about updating this blog!  How many blogs there must be out there, left to rot.

Froggy cupboardThe other news is that I’m 29 weeks and 4 days pregnant!  Very exciting stuff, took us 5 years to get here, we’re having a little boy.  So now the plan is more about getting our house ready for our baby.  His nursery is taking shape nicely, it’s emptied (was my office, so full of junk), primed, painted, relieved of the built-in single bed and has gained a changing corner and it’s now starting to fill up.

Next job is the tree on the wall, Paul made some shelves with wood and a branch front at the weekend, with his Dad, they’re little shelves to sit along the tree.

Add comment May 18th, 2010

The Veg Garden

The veg garden is well under way, about 3 quarters built.  Onions and garlic went in at the end of last year and are about 4″ high now.

We can’t finish the rest of the raised bed until the old pond has been dug out and dismantled though, and we can’t do that until the new one is ready (it’s filling up with rainwater as we speak, not that it’s raining or anything, looks quite nice and crisp out there, we’ve got a hose now going into it from the water butt ;) ).

Add comment January 27th, 2008

The Grand Plan

Last summer, we went to stay on Mullacott Farm in North Devon for a week, camping. While there we made a comment to Alison, who’s place it is, that we’d love to have all this, and she asked us about our plan. Well, we didn’t have a plan, it was just a shared dream.

Alison said that we needed a plan, and she was right. A dream is a dream until you make a plan, then it becomes a possibility. This was about half way through the week. By the end of the week, we were both really revved up about the future, we had a plan.

In fact, we were so revved up that we ended up leaving a day early to start work on it!

We worked out what our final plan was, then broke this down into realistic goals to be achieved in a certain time.

In Year 1: 2007 - 2008

Turn our garden into a productive, and nice, garden, which included:

  • Have a vegetable garden taking up over half of the garden;
  • Build a raised pond
  • Build a deck directly outside the back door, with seating and a little table for enjoying our summer evenings.

By 2012 (5 year plan)

By 2012, we will live in a house with a garden where we can grow all our own veg, and keep bees and chickens.

By 2022 (10-15 year plan)

Blimey, in 2022, in just 15 years time, Paul and I will both be in our mid-40’s. We’d like, by then, to have a smallholding of some kind. This smallholding varies from time to time, and we often chat about where it will be, but I reckon that’ll become apparent rearer the time ;)

NOW, I really might go to bed.

Add comment January 27th, 2008

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