Monday, 7 December 2015

A Beautiful Sunny Day plus Odd Jobs

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.Moving Earth

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.

Door 2

Before.

Door 1

In progress.

Door 2

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.Tree Trimming 1

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.Card Making

And finally our first and only sprout plant. Harvested and eaten with a shepherds pie :) Sorry Santa, none for Christmas Day.Sprouts

8 comments:

  1. Wi love the doors. They will make such a difference.
    Do you ever sit and do nothing... ;0) xx

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    1. Thanks Gaynor, we love the doors to, they brighten everything up so much.
      You're the second person that's asked us that. Our builder asked us the same question "do you two ever stop?". Love to be busy, not good at sitting still, but the darker evenings do make us stop earlier and snuggle in front of the wood burner x

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  2. You busy little bees, I like the bit about snuggling In front of the log burner. And the lighter doors will make all the difference.xx..

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    1. Love the wood burner,makes a room very cosy x

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  3. Amazing how much lighter it looks with your newly painted doors. We usually plant sprouts early in the year so we never have them for Christmas! Good to see the wood burning working in the kitchen and you making cards again :-) Take care Diane

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    1. I really enjoyed making the cards, I'd missed it so it was nice to have some indulgence and it made a change from painting and weeding x

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  4. We are leaving our wooden doors the colour of wood, but our cheaper white doors we are going to paint a denim blue. Why that colour? Don't know really, but it is what the house says it wants! I think that the colour you chose for your door is lovely, and I would like to have a similar on the house shutters when we get round to painting them a different colour to that which they are now...they are stained pine and not particularly inspiring to look at!

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    1. Sadly our doors had been stained and then hit by the sandblasting. We thought of stripping them but decided that was to much effort, so rubbed them down and painted them instead. Love your denim blue idea,very bold x

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