Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Careful with that axe Eugene...

The adventure begins...well the next phase of returning to my roots. I bought a 'disposable' greenhouse. One of those plastic jobbies you can put together and is ok until the winds go above 6 knots and it's off to Kansas, Toto notwithstanding. £35.00 and I can play at farmer Giles with tomatoes, chillis, cucumbers and assorted greenery. Sadly I am rather excited about it all and I have plotted out where to place it, how many extra tent pegs to buy to batten it down with and to scour the market tomorrow for the first plants to go in. I also have my chair, wind-up radio and other comforts of home for my new bolthole. I just hope it is truly waterproof.

There is one more task to attend to before I can set up camp...the tree stumps which stubbornly refuse to be cut down. So my list of tasks tomorrow include buying an axe. Should I buy that before or after I pop into the council tax offices considering my enduring hatred 0f the bastards there. A sharp, shiney unused virgin axe in my sweaty mitts whilst I queue in the office of the last bureaucrats I shouted at over the phone....temptation indeed. Grimsby was founded by the Danes and I can claim to be re-enacting the sacking of government buildings in my search for silver and to satisfy my Beserker bloodlust.
Back to reality and the removal of the tree stumps which are in the exact spot marked out for the 'greenhouse'. I'll feel like one of those frontier woodsman although I'll look more like an extra from the Monty Python Lumberjack sketch. My other scheme for these few days off is to start brewing beer again with the tin of 'Tom Caxton' real ale bought for me two Christmases ago...What with vegetables and brewing I am moving into Tom and Barbara Good territory; just the pigs for bacon and methane plus a Cameron wind turbine: just add hot air and cycle clips.


Blogger Seany said...

The axe sounds like hard work (in the garden at least). I was once advised to drill tree stumps and pour creosote in the holes, and copper nails are also apparently quite effective

10:09 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

I let No.1 son loose on it and so far no, he's given up.
I'll try again tomorrow when I get my second wind.

6:19 pm  

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