Thursday, 11 April 2013

Double winner...

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.

8 comments:

  1. Nice haul ! I have to go up to my horse-owning friend for a few bags of manure. I am investigating making hard candy or boiled sweets as they are know as in the u.k. Have you ever tried ? Soap in not very cost effective for me but would love to try it sometime.
    I make granola a lot.............I use the old-fashioned oats from Aldi, $2.19 for a drum. It never comes out the same way twice as I use what I have.
    We never eat it straight, we sprinkle it on porridge and yogurt etc. so it lasts quite a while.
    You can sow lettuce seeds very early, when the snow is still on the ground, I think. My tomatoes plants wont go in until after our last frost date which is 15th May, even that can be a bit dodgy.

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    1. No, haven't tried making sweets as we don't eat many. I too don't make soap but frugal laundry liquid is very cheap and we now only use that. We have porridge every breakfast during the week, cereals on Saturday and toast on Sunday. DB eats granola just that once a week, I have bran flakes. Our tomatoes won't go out until end of May at the earliest.

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  2. How great, lucky you :) Can't wait to hear what win 1 is.

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    1. Neither can I. Good luck with your new batch of lichen dye.

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    1. Yes it was. Just been to get more wood.

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  4. Oh congrats on winning the prize!

    And free wood is wonderful isn't it! Like free money really.

    Sft x

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    1. Thank you and yes, free wood is great and helps save money.

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