Wednesday, 26 July 2006

erection

The greenhouse is up.

I repeat, ladies and gentlemen, the greenhouse is up.

We are shattered, our support team of Kate and Vic are shattered, we haven't got the glass in the roof yet and we need to buy a handful more bolts; but essentially it is a solid structure, that is recognisable as a greenhouse.

B and I can chip away at it over the next few days and get it finished pretty easily I think.

In other news: todays shrew count - three dead, one alive and one unpleasantly inbetween.

Urgh.

19 comments:

  1. Heartiest congratulations on the erection! Um....

    On the subject of shrews you would have thought that by now the population is dwindling a little. Hopefully this sort of thing will tail off (groan) soon.

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  2. Heartiest congratulations on the erection! Um....

    On the subject of shrews you would have thought that by now the population is dwindling a little. Hopefully this sort of thing will tail off (groan) soon.

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  3. Fantastic! Congratulations on the greenhouse and um, my deepest condolences on the shrews. Especially the in-between one. Oh dear.

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  4. I've been reading about your shrews without being entirely sure what one is. Is it like a vole? (although I have no idea what a vole is either). We have Shrewesbury biscuits here - do you send your dead ones off to a biscuit factory perchance?

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  5. I've been reading about your shrews without being entirely sure what one is. Is it like a vole? (although I have no idea what a vole is either). We have Shrewesbury biscuits here - do you send your dead ones off to a biscuit factory perchance?

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  6. Nice to get that sort of thing done. Last year we put up a big old Wendy House for the kids, and it was two days blood sweat and tears, though very comforting to get done.

    That's getting to be a serious shrew count. Do you have some sort of shrew city under the house?

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  7. Nice to get that sort of thing done. Last year we put up a big old Wendy House for the kids, and it was two days blood sweat and tears, though very comforting to get done.

    That's getting to be a serious shrew count. Do you have some sort of shrew city under the house?

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  8. Well done you, but sympathies on the half-dead beasty. I deal very well with "presents" dead and alive but am completely, utterly hopeless with the inbetweeners. Can't bring myself to finish them off; can't resuscitate; usually end up turning a blind eye and letting the cat have them. We had a spate of not letting her do the deed but they just expired slowly and painfully anyway. Yuk.

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  9. Well done you, but sympathies on the half-dead beasty. I deal very well with "presents" dead and alive but am completely, utterly hopeless with the inbetweeners. Can't bring myself to finish them off; can't resuscitate; usually end up turning a blind eye and letting the cat have them. We had a spate of not letting her do the deed but they just expired slowly and painfully anyway. Yuk.

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  10. Congrats with the greenhouse. I can't cope with shrews, dead, alive, or inbetween!

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  11. Congrats with the greenhouse. I can't cope with shrews, dead, alive, or inbetween!

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  12. Woo hoo about the greenhouse! You will love it!

    Too bad I'm not there in person. One of the few things my master's degree actually trained me to do is to identify shrew species by their teeth. Useful, eh? Okay, not.

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  13. Woo hoo about the greenhouse! You will love it!

    Too bad I'm not there in person. One of the few things my master's degree actually trained me to do is to identify shrew species by their teeth. Useful, eh? Okay, not.

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  14. Way to go on the greenhouse. Why did you go g/house instead of polytunnel? Just curious is all.

    Shrew count : Wookie actually brought in a pregnant rabbit the other night. I know this because when I got up, the utility room (they aren't allowed in the house at night - think about it) was blood up the walls and all sorts, there was a big clump of rabbit fur that I suppose wasn't palatable and there was a rabbit foetus on the floor. Nice.

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  15. Way to go on the greenhouse. Why did you go g/house instead of polytunnel? Just curious is all.

    Shrew count : Wookie actually brought in a pregnant rabbit the other night. I know this because when I got up, the utility room (they aren't allowed in the house at night - think about it) was blood up the walls and all sorts, there was a big clump of rabbit fur that I suppose wasn't palatable and there was a rabbit foetus on the floor. Nice.

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  16. Steg: Another one like that, and you're banned! :)

    Edditer: Yes, kind of. See the latest post, which should clarify, hopefully. Alternatively, if you would like to email me your address, I could post you some actual examples ... :).

    Boy: I think they must be in the banks and hedges of the field behind the house.

    Carol: i) We were offered the greenhouse for free by the person we bought the house from - it was at the place she moved to and she didn't want it. If we'd had to buy, we'd probably have gone for a polytunnel, but gift horses, etc. etc.. It's 10.5 by 7.5 feet. Yay! : ii) Yack, that is VILE!!!! And also (seriously) I wonder why the foetus wasn't good enough to eat?

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  17. Steg: Another one like that, and you're banned! :)

    Edditer: Yes, kind of. See the latest post, which should clarify, hopefully. Alternatively, if you would like to email me your address, I could post you some actual examples ... :).

    Boy: I think they must be in the banks and hedges of the field behind the house.

    Carol: i) We were offered the greenhouse for free by the person we bought the house from - it was at the place she moved to and she didn't want it. If we'd had to buy, we'd probably have gone for a polytunnel, but gift horses, etc. etc.. It's 10.5 by 7.5 feet. Yay! : ii) Yack, that is VILE!!!! And also (seriously) I wonder why the foetus wasn't good enough to eat?

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  18. Congrats on the free greenhouse! That should prove very useful.

    One in between - urhgh! They are the worst.

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  19. Congrats on the free greenhouse! That should prove very useful.

    One in between - urhgh! They are the worst.

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