Monday, 5th October 2020.
It’s Monday and I’m cheering myself up again. Cheering Up my Monday is self-explanatory. Simply put, it’s three things I’ve noticed today and three things that need doing.
I’m delighted with my forward planning project which is almost complete. At present I have about 60 seed packets, many of which will be started in the heated propagator in the New Year and then transferred to the glasshouse to grow on. Last year I simply did not have enough space. With this in mind, I made a start last week to put in more shelving and the job is almost complete. Three shelves are finished and the final one will be finished when the extra timber arrives. I’m very happy with the outcome, so much so that I have decided to put an extra shelf on the other side too.
I sat down on the bockety glasshouse chair to admire my work, only to find that my extra weight damaged the fabric. I did try to effect emergency repairs by tightening the screws but they did not hold. Plan B, therefore, and the seat is now comfortable and safe. Cable ties are great for tying stuff, but it’s a first for me to use them in such a situation.
It’s raining outside and the wind is whipping up. Tá gaoth láidir amuigh. So I’m sheltering inside and admiring my handiwork.
That’s enough work for the moment. What three things (just three) did I notice today, and what else did I see that needs doing?
Three Things I Noticed
- The rotary clothes line is leaning because of prevailing wind.
- The Avocado stone that rooted in the compost heap is nearly 30cm tall!
- Several of the Begonias are still in flower. I’ve dumped the ones I don’t like.
Three Things To Be Prioritised
- Finish the top shelf.
- Sow the next batch of organic winter lettuce.
- Put my feet up, on the new shelving. I shall upgrade this to top priority.
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