We have started to work on our Farmhouse garden. Various events have occurred to our headers (just the usual breakdowns, fires and other stuff we won't talk about because it is all a bit depressing) which have meant that they have not all been fully operational. This has left us with several tractor drivers hanging around while we worked on the header situation, which I am calling "headergate". So The Farmer put them to work on our garden. Complete with a mini JCB front-end loader thingy.
|JCB Telehandler Reducing Unwanted Garden Structures To Rubble|
After an incident with a tree falling over in what wasn't even a stiff breeze and narrowly missing a vehicle, we also got the boys onto a bit of tree removal. This has resulted in a lovely pile of trees at the edge of the house paddock which will need burning or cutting up for firewood. This won't happen until well into autumn. Tree loving people please relax, we only took the trees that were about to go anyway, planted too close together or way too close to our house. To be honest there are still so many trees surrounding the house you can hardly notice the missing ones.
A skip was required for lots of the extra stuff that we couldn't do much with. This is the third skip we have had. We take cleaning up very seriously here on The Farm!
|Now That's An Exciting Photo...|
Although these changes don't look super exiting I am very excited. The next step is reticulation and then I can start planting next year. Every thing we do is a step toward restoring this lovely old garden to its former glory. And then my photos will be all pretty again.
Oh, I almost forgot. We have had one more addition to our garden. My parents have just moved house and couldn't take their twenty year old outdoor setting. I grabbed it. The outdoor/verandah/patio area on The Farm needs some work but this won't happen for a while. I don't want to get a new outdoor setting until I know exactly what the outdoor area will look like and what will suit. In the meantime Mum and Dad's wonderful old setting is doing a brilliant job.
|New Old Outdoor Setting|
It's a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine while thinking about the big issues in life. Like why our very expensive, brand new headers keep breaking down....
Take care everyone. Enjoy your weekend. Try not to get too caught up in the pre-Christmas madness....