Friday, 7 November 2014

Cottage in the country, the garden

The Spring weather has been unsettled the last few days, on Monday night there was a hail storm and we had a power cut for most of the night.
Sadly for a lot of apple growers the damage was more then just a power cut and hail on the decking,some growers lost their apple crops and when the grower is not insured there won't be any income for the year.
The following day I heard the hail canons blasting away, this device sends shock waves into the atmosphere to disrupt the formation of hail stones.

The hail stones on the decking.
Luckily the sun was shining again and I got busy in the garden. The neighbours sheep love the grass on the other side of the fence much better, that's my garden, so as soon as I open the gate to the paddock, they come running and blaring to be with me, no not really, rather to eat everything in their sight!
I leave the sheep mostly for about ten minutes, but when they start nibbling on the blueberry scrubs I escort them arm waving back behind the gate.

The neighbours sheep in the orchard 
Also the lawn tastes nice!
In the afternoon our friends son, Shiloh came to help me with cleaning the pond.
The pond was not a pond, just an area filled with mud and weeds to the top, I think the pond had not been cleaned for ten years or so.
It took Shiloh and me two hours to empty the pond with buckets and the mud is spread over the garden were it can dry up in the sun.
Now the pond is ready for clean water, waterlilies and gold fish!

Shiloh is helping to clean out the pond

The job is nearly done!
I can't wait to sit in my lounger, read a book and so now and then glance at the waterlilies and fish swimming away, yah!!


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