Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm blogging early tonight ...

... because I'm thoroughly whacked and I'm going to bed in a minute. I've been working hard on the site for the greenhouse and now I have all of the breeze blocks in place. But it wasn't half a maul, digging up tree roots, tree stumps and all that kind of thing. It took me ages.

It's hard work, this manual labouring in the garden. And tomorrow I need to start on building the framework for the greenhouse. That should be exciting too.

This morning though I carried on with my Newfoundland pages and I've now arrived at the Avalon Peninsula. There's still a long way to go though and it's going to take me quite a while to finish this lot off.

And this afternoon I took some time off from digging the trenches. Now I know that I said that I don't have much water left but notwithstanding, I did another load of washing and now all of that is up to date. But there's a reason for this. I haven't cleaned out the water butts for well over a year and there's some sediment at the bottom of the tanks. Added to that, the tap has broken and so it needs to be replaced and I actually have a tap that would do the job

It makes sense therefore to empty the water butts ( I have 2x203-litre tanks) while the water is low, putting the rest of the water into some clean containers, and then giving the tanks a good scrub and clean out and then replacing the tap, before the weather breaks (which is supposed to be Friday, so we are told). I can change the puzzolane filter too and also fit a sand filter if I can find someone who has an old pair of tights. I need to reorganise this water system a little.


  1. Here you are Eric, some used tights

  2. Can you make use of plastic connector hose for two water butts? It's about 12" long and has the screw up tight ends as well. If you can make use of it, I can post it to you, if send me a message on Facebook with your address and I'll pop it in the post for you.