After the big clear out consisting of 2 car boot sales(and another planned) 1 yard sale, 2 trips to the scrap yard and delivering machinery and chicken sheds you would think we had found and sold everything we could.
Then Col was doing a bit more sorting out his workshop and in a corner he discovered some lead which we think came from out of my dads sheds many, many years ago and is what's left from putting around the chimney when it was rebuilt. There's not a huge amount, less than a carrier bag full, but obviously it weighs a lot so will add another few £ to the kitty when we deliver it to the scrap yard.
There's also not much left to sell from the garden, just tomatoes, beetroot and a few courgettes or marrows.
Thankfully we've still got plenty to eat from outside. Today we had the first few Autumn raspberries, our lunchtime salad included lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and beetroot and our veggie curry for dinner has cauliflower,courgette, pepper, onion and potato. Then the last of the plums in a plum fool for Col's desert.
There are some things in the garden that will be ready soon
.Yesterday morning when it was cloudy Col did an hours tidying in the poly tunnel clearing out the lower leaves from the tomato plants to let the light in. You can see a few cucumbers in the background, we are saving them all for us.
It was really chilly last night and we lit the wood-burner. I would much rather have our wood-burner than a central heating system because it only takes a couple of sheets of newspaper, a few bits of kindling wood and a couple of logs and the room is warm for the whole evening. There's no wondering if it's worth switching the heating on or worrying about the cost, just simple free warmth.
We brought in a the last bag of kindling so today I went out to the shed to start my regular job of chopping kindling for fire lighting. We've got the boards from part of an old shed that we rescued from a friend ready to be cut sometime so plenty to last all winter.
There were black clouds all around us today but no rain so
far. Col took our elderly friend up to Norwich hospital again yesterday
and drove through showers all the way back but we had no rain at all
Library Book day tomorrow- Good