Day 9 Friday 1st April
Didn't get caught by any Fools today. How about you? Any funny stories to tell?
I have made such good progress with the garden that I was able to have a quiet day today.
Took Mr Skivvy & the 'truck' to the local 'tip shop' - more properly referred to as Dakabin Treasure Market. Here I found a huge roll or two of 13mm irrigation pipe, unused. Should be able to just about do the whole garden (not just the veges) with this. Cost $10. I estimate I have saved about $50, possibly more, and saved something from landfill. I also bought a piece of galvanised mesh - to attach to the back fence for the beans etc. I still need more, but this will do one bed, and it only cost $6. I noticed they have heaps of stainless steel kitchen sinks with drainers, some double, some single, cost usually about $25. Down the track I might buy one to mount into a potting bench.
I highly recommend visiting your local tip shop, you never know what you might find there, and you are helping the environment. Last time I saw two orange woollen '60s vintage dresses, some leather coats, a couple of great bags and a pair of ceramic table lamps that I was very tempted by. Resisted that time though. They didn't fit into the 'need' category.
I then took Mum & Dad out to our local cafe that opened just before Christmas. Wonderful coffee & cakes, great decor, lovely bags & shoes for sale, and most importantly really friendly. It is called the Bowerbird Cafe. And yes, I have paid them back for the manure & compost they bought for me.
I didn't do any work in the garden itself today - but the chap who is supplying & installing our 4 tanks came over with his off-sider today, to measure up for the crusher dust bases for the front two. They are going to install the bases tomorrow, to let them settle for a couple of weeks until the tanks arrive.
Question? How am I going to stop the chickens destroying them?
Instead of gardening I did a bit of sewing. I started to refashion the felted cardigan/vest that I mentioned in an earlier post - the beautiful soft grey one whose arms I used to make Recycled Rabbit.
I'll post pictures when I have finished.
Spending the day with my Quilt Group tomorrow - visiting a member who has recently moved to Tambourine! Looking forward to a nice day out.
Bye for now,