What amazing weather we are having, 15 degrees today and not a cloud in the sky, not too shabby for the 7th December. So we spent the day in the garden moving earth, not the most glamorous way to spend the day but it needed to be done. The pile of earth was left over from the trench dug to fix the water leak, so we distributed it around the lawn to fill up some hollows. Hopefully the grass will be seen poking through soon.
Other jobs completed over the last week were – 8 doors and frames painted, 3 coats on each. Needed to lighten them up, so we made a DIY colour, which looks different depending on the light and time of day, soft green to soft blue and grey.
|After and so much lighter.|
We’ve also pruned our orchard, which hadn’t been touched for years. Many of the apple trees looked liked birds nests and the quality of the fruit wasn’t good, so a good trim was in order. After 2 days of trimming and 6 trips to the trip, we managed to clear it all but kept some of the bigger logs for the fire. Looking forward to seeing lovely juicy apples next year.
And a little treat for me, card making. I used to make cards regularly in the UK but I haven’t made one since we’ve lived here, but after starting to write my Christmas cards I realised I wasn’t going to have enough, so I took over the kitchen table and got crafting. I had great fun, especially in front of the toasty wood burner warming my rear.