Sunday, March 1, 2015

Helpless and 10.4 kg lighter

Well my helper left yesterday so I shall be working away by myself this next week. The weather is pretty ordinary, wet and windy but things are greening up so Spring must be here somewhere.

Have been on a diet since January and have lost 10.4 kg so far which I am pleased with, I aim to lose another 7.5kg and put another new hole in my belt. It makes a big difference to the pains in my legs losing the weight and I am looking forward to better weather and getting on my push bike. I am best man at Paddy's wedding in May so that was an incentive to look a bit slimmer, he is coming over for a week before the wedding so I aim to get fishing with him on Loch Corrib (Mayfly dabbing) on the Fermoyle river salmon fly fishing and at sea catching what ever is on the bite.

I took a few photos between showers to show what we have been up to recently.

Above are a few rockeries we have been making, obviously they will look better with time when the planting covers the rocks etc. The submerged bath will get pond baskets and I'll transplant a couple of water lilies, it already has a resident frog and three newts, the bank behind gets long thick bladed leaves and an orange flower I cant think of the name of, come summer.

The donkey,s head got put on a bench seat and my garden beds are planted.

Spent a while dredging the pond with the excavator the dark patch on the left is material dug out which is drying out before I rake it and sow grass seed there and you can see much more breeze on the water due to thinning out trees behind. Should help keep the midgies away.

Above photo is my composting area with the rebuilt wall that was demolished by falling trees last winter.

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