Well, it's been busy out there in the land of the garden. I have had so much work I think I'll actually be able to pay my tax bill this year - my first one since going self-employed, it's on last year's earnings so thankfully it's not that big and I have just about 2/3's of it tucked away in the mattress, ha ha! It's another thing to be slightly concerned about innit?
4th August it rained. And I got wet, but I like rain drops - not on kittens with mittens though, 'cos that's basically not fair - especially when rain drops fall on water, like this:
|I'm not going to write the obvious caption from a certain "cowboy" movie of the early 70s, THAT would be too too obvious!|
Basically, all you can do with it is move house...
|...and here it is, in volumes filling me big bag up to the very top...|
|Not the biggest, indeed it's the smallest we have,|
but I thought it looked dead cute - if a vegetable
can be cute of course.
Aha! here's a picture of all the tennis balls I found over this summer at Pat's place:
|9 of them and not one chewed by Fergus - |
he's the dog
Those patches are all dead grass and there's not a lot of re-growth in them too. Sad, but with a bit of luck and a bit of feed and fertiliser in the spring it should be ok in time for next summer.
I have an announcement to make of a devastating nature. I shall just say it, so take care, my boots are dead.
Boots: A sturdy item of footwear covering the foot, the ankle, and sometimes the leg below the knee.
Yes, 20 months into this new life of mine and already I have gone through two pairs of steel toecaps. These were a pair of JCBs, bought for £12.50 on E-bay (RRP - allegedly - £58.99), so I believe I got a damn fine deal there. The new ones are Dickies, apparently legendary footwear. Well, MR Marketing bloke, I shall be the judge of that. Here's the old pair:
|They're letting in water, so they have to go, but |
bless them, they served me well
|I would market them as "Dickies - more than just footwear, Legendary footwear"|
And finally. Today it rained. It rained a lot. So much I actually had to give up and come home. Here's the evidence: