And so, Christmas 2015 came and pass. On Christmas Eve I decided to have Christmas pudding for dinner, turned out that I really don’t enjoy Christmas pudding, I would put them in the same class as the Christmas mince tart, etc. Christmas Day was spent assembling all the furniture that have arrived and still packed in boxes in the living room. It was a good day, at the end of it I had an actual bed to sleep in, and a table in the house, and proper chairs. And my luggage fully unpacked.
Imagine, if you have the discipline and willpower to save your entire year of non-essential shopping for Boxing Day. Some retailers even start the Boxing Day sale online on Christmas Eve! Hehe, I’m very naughty at this, going to be taking some stuff back to M10 to exchange for some other stuff. I’m probably on their naughty list.
I’ve removed the peeler posts that were used to edge the raised beds. I’m going to reuse these for my raised bed Belgian Fence. All I need is a couple more new peeler posts and I will have enough timber to finish the job at half the cost. I did some digging on the area where I’m going to put in the raised edges and it appears that there would be a bit of a jimmy jam to get it to work.
The first set of bamboo fence is now installed. I spent closed to 15 minutes to put a hole in the concrete pillar with a masonry bit on an impact driver. I was beaten halfway through the second hole, and my neighbor pulled up to have a yarn and I told him that I will need to go and buy a hammer drill to finish the job. I watched on Youtube, it took the guy 1 minute to put a hole into the concrete with an impact driver, and the same hole took only 3 seconds with a hammer drill. Good neighbor do what good neighbor do, he lend me his hammer drill and those holes were done in a jiffy!
I repaid his kindness with a bottle of my precious Guinness in return but ended up hanging out in his garage with his mate for some beer and yarn while Caesar make friends with two energetic staffy. Maybe an hour or two, before I went back to the house to continue the work.
Dynabolts with eyelets were inserted into the holes, a length of rope loop through them, and the bamboo stakes weaved in at 75mm spacing. Hammer in. Mark desired height, and cut to height.
I’ve finally put the sweetcorn, pumpkin, and watermelon into the ground. They have got about 4 months to grow, we’ll see what happens then. I’ve also started trimming the hedge. One third of the way there. My to-do list is a mile long. I’ve sown the tree lucerne. Started hot water treatment on the tree lupin and acacias. I’ll need to cold stratify the alder soon, that’s a 4 weeks process. And probably start another batch of mesclun, spinach and brassica seedlings.
The odds may not be favorable, but it ain’t impossible, just improbable.