Thursday and Friday back on the ranch, at last, feels like I’ve been gone ages. Getting loads done with the cooler weather and a good soaking on Friday from incessant rain. Protected the wood pile with corrugated iron before it gets too wet. The third vegetable bed dug over and thoroughly weeded, only four barrow loads of nettle roots this time, all the paths cleaned and ‘carpeted’ with cardboard to make it easier to get around on the wet clay without gathering huge clumps on my boots the whole time, it went down a treat in the rain. Ten more barrows of good humus mulch out of the ditch by the road, full of leafmould and worms, so good for the soil. Sorted through a pallet load of corrugated concrete roofing panels a neighbour had dropped in for me to finish the cabin roof. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to him, each and every sheet holed, in a properly damaged sort of a way so not suitable. They’ll be fine for a lean to or log store later on so have stacked them out of the way in a pig sty. Moved all the first stacks of roof tiles as they’re exactly where we need to dig for the water pipes. Finalised my fruit tree order list and hedging plant order list. Made roasted pumpkin soup with my little gas cooker, first time for the oven, so pleased that it works fine. It’s so cozy with the lights on in the evenings, being able to read, make notes and just get on with things, just need the quote back for proper solar electricity, then I can even charge my drill and computer in comfort.
Think I’ll do more of the same tomorrow. Whatever ‘the same’ happens to be.