Win 1 - I've won a prize over at The Compost Bin, don't know what it is yet so shall wait for the postman to come in the next few days!
A friend has just called around to offer us some wood (she owns a field and someone has dumped on it!). We'll take a walk down this morning and see what we will be able to bring back (unfortunately in the car boot), then she will help us collect it. I'm also taking photographs for her as evidence.
My 'to do' list for today was to make soup, frugal washing liquid and 'granola' so that along with checking out the wood, should occupy me for most of the day. Also hope to do a little gardening as of yet, the rain hasn't arrived.
Win 2 - Here is the wood we managed to pick up in one trip, the other one or two will wait until another day. Some of it is still wet but will soon dry out and most will be used for kindling.
Another bonus is that the field was previously occupied by a horse owner and there is a lovely 4 foot high pile waiting to be moved as and when we or anyone else needs it. Just bought one bagful back for now.
The perspex warming one raised bed has worked and the soil is now dry and warm enough for sowing into. I have just sown 3 rows of lettuce, one of beetroot and two rows of different types of carrots.