- Small local towns that have organic veg shops visited: 3
- Village pubs visited and landlords chatted to: 1
- Vicars spoken to whilst on their evening walk: 1
- Live shrews rescued from living room and released in to the wild: 2
- Dead shrews disposed of by chucking out of bedroom window: 1
- Mysterious squeaking noises in bedroom during night ignored: 1
- Assumed shrew livers found on bedside rug and disposed of: 1
- Gallons of apricot wine placed in fermenting vat: 5
Boy - I have plans for the garden. Watch this space :).
Lisa - our back boiler seems to be actually up the chimney, which I think is unusual - as Kate said, they are normally behind the fire. Apparently being up the chimney means that it is more efficient, because it is catching the heat that normally disappears upwards. Have a look at these guys. Ours is a boiler over an open fire and has just been disconnected from it's water pipes, which stick up folornly in to the airing cupboard above. The boiler is cracked because a fire has been lit in the grate without any water in it; which is only an issue if one ever wants to use it as part of the central heating system again. We are thinking of replacing it with a similar, open-fire-and-boiler system - Dunsely still make the exact type - which is not so efficient as a multi-fuel stove, but which will be less expensive to put in, although less efficient to run.
It is three thirty in the afternoon and I have had a pint and a half of cider. I am going to wait until I sober up a bit and then move greenhouse panels around so that R's kids don't lacerate themselves when they come to visit on Monday. At the moment they are laid out all over the garden.
As you have probably noticed, we are still having fun ...
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