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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

A nice sort of tired

It rained Sunday night, therefore on Monday morning the soil behind the Top Pond wasn't really up to being walked on.  Without the tractor until our tyre was repaired I wanted to do something which did not require lugging buckets of bark chip up a 1 - in - 12 slope that gets steeper every time you push a wheelbarrow round it.  Sensible people would have gone in the greenhouse, I am not sensible 🤗

Did a couple of hours chopping back the evil hawthorn hedge at the front, and despite appropriate armour / protective clothing, it will be a week before my hands have recovered from multiple stabbings.  Got rained off, so that was the end of Monday.

Today was a surprise - forecast to rain but when I got back from an early appointment in town the weather seemed quiet, so I decided to carry on mulching the hawthorn hedge.  Many buckets later, and a bit of help from Management at the end, it was finished, all 35 metres of it.







The "small heap" in front of the caravan is all used up and we made a start on the really big heap.



Plus all the buckets are full for the next time.



Management has put the new tyre on my tractor, he now needs to work out whether he can tighten the drive belt or we need a new one.  It's loose and I am close to panic because without the Little Red Tractor to move things around I am completely stuffed . . .

I won't pretend I am not physically very tired at the end of these sessions, but as Marlene commented, "it's a nice tired".  And unlike the soul-sucking exhaustion of a stressful office, this is a tiredness that has pretty much gone after a soak in the bath and a good night's sleep.  Fortunate that, seeing as I'm only half way round the garden!



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  1. I feel exhausted just reading this! A lot more good work achieved though, and I hope you get the Little Red Tractor sorted soon - it's no fun being tractorless :-)

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  2. YOU feel exhausted? {{ha ha}}. I'm not completely tractorless, just having to drive it really carefully because the main drive belt is slipping. Management has spent much of this evening looking online and at YouTube.

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  3. I expect you sleep very well after working so hard in your garden. I agree about the tiredness in a stressful workplace environment, been there, done that and it's soul destroying, you don't want to get up in a morning and face it all again. I hope you get your tractor sorted soon.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, bit stiff this morning, used a few different muscles yesterday lifting buckets of chip out of the trolley onto the wall, but it will wear off.

      By the look of our weather I won't be needing the tractor today . . . so that gives M. a little more time to work out how we can fix it.

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  4. I can't believe how much you achieve!! I'd not be able to do that much, so I applaud you all the way from Oz. My gardening mojo has left me somewhat this summer & I do hope it returns at some time, though this plot I'm finding to steep & so badly designed that I don't know what to do. Ah well, life goes on. Take care & don't overdo it. Huggles.

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    1. Oh sweetie, I am sorry you are still struggling with your present garden, don't know what to suggest. I am sure I would have great difficulty gardening with the extremes of weather you have to contend with.

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  5. Every job done before May is a bonus, keeping everything crossed for a good summer, so you can enjoy your garden.

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    1. That's a good way of looking at things Marlene, thank you.

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  6. I agree about it being a "good tired"! Although it's been years, since I could do that much work, in a day! ,-))))

    I'd think your back would take a beating, with all those containers of bark, to take around and distribute. A soak in a hot bath, would help there too. :-)

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    1. Quite right Wisp :-) Hot bath, lots of Epsom Salts. xx

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