Monday, 4 March 2013

Going With The Flow




Apologies but I have just deleted the text from this post by accident. Suffice to say that Islwyn, the chap that has taken over as foreman to the construction of the new allotment beds has flexed his organisational skill muscles this morning and with a small gaggle of volunteer helpers has constructed a rudimentary new vegetable bed, a temporary fence to keep the livestock away from the growing plants and a new gate..! I was not expecting anything so drastic to happen in the couple of hours I was out delivering eggs and walking the dogs
Who says the British workman is shy of a bit of hard graft?
The son of the RFWF, showing his father's characteristic good nature, called down to help, and even when the whole affair looked a little too much, it is still easy to realise just what a positive bonus a hen free allotment will be.
I must say a big thank you not only to Islwyn and his helpers today , but also to the farmer at Ty Newydd farm who kindly sorted out many of the materials used by the workers.
I still feel somewhat weak and washed out ,so I have tried to keep out of everyone's way which is hard for a control freak,I can tell you.
I have just tried to go with the flow.
Islwyn, Chris and Islwyn's brother ( the son of the RFWF is in his digger in e background)

35 comments:

  1. Great to see workmen turning up, but worrying about the mess they usually leave behind. Bosoms Mark 2?

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  2. Look forward to reading about all the changes on your smallholding John. We are waiting for our digger man to come back to us. Hopefully tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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    1. More photos tomorrow.....bet you can't contain yourself !

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  3. Glad you're feeling better.
    The weather is looking up a bit, too, which should help.

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  4. Remember to rest a lot...recovering from flu and all!
    Finally getting outside after an illness is the best medicine.

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  5. Glad to hear you are feeling more chipper.
    Jane x

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  6. I'm glad you are back on your feet and on your egg march. It IS hard to let others take over isn't it?

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  7. Good to hear you're doing better. That dratted flue can certainly knock the wind out of a person. Take care... and don't do too much too soon!

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  8. They're probably secretly rather glad you are not one hundred percent as they can get on without you breathing down their necks. Good idea to keep hens off allotment - although my hens are clever at working out new ways of getting where they wish to be. Whoever said chickens were brainless didn't keep them.

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  9. Take it easy John, remember you are no 'spring chicken'!

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    1. Thanks chuck!
      That commen made me feel miles better!

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    2. I'm here for you John!lol

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  10. As a control freak myself, the sight of so much happening and me not there to direct would give me me relapse. But it is a good thing. It is nice to have so much help. I am looking forward to reading about all the changes. Take care.

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    1. I am getting better at letting go( he says through clenched teeth!)

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  11. I wish I had that crew at my house. Glad you are feeling better. Take it easy and try not to have a relapse.

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  12. Glad you're beginning to feel better. I've had the same bug plus others since Christmas, so it's been a slow and painful two months. I envy you your working party. There are times when village life and support shine brighter than anywhere else. Good luck with your allotments and other tasks.

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  13. It's all going to look very smart for the Open Day.. I hope!

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  14. What a lovely bunch of neighbors and friends coming to help you out like that!

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  15. Good neighbours are worth their weight in gold. Great to hear you're up and about - still early days yet so look after yourself.

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  16. You will being coming to Flu Jab Clinic in YGC next winter when I go for my annual shot, like I wanted you to last November remember!!!! Much love. xxx

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  17. You are so right Jayne......x

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  18. I could do with a bit of that muscle down this way.

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  19. I'm a control freak as well so it would be hard for me not to intervene! I hope you get your strength back soon. You must have really been hit hard with that flu bug, poor thing!

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  20. I am so glad that you are taking steps in the right direction - health wise, and look forward to further developments at your menagerie.

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  21. How do you pronounce Islwyn?

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  22. What a good gang of guys!!!

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  23. Glad to hear you're doing better, and up to making the rounds.

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  24. Take it easy! Don't try to do too much too fast or you'll end up back in the sick bed.

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  25. Good all around. Glad to hear you are up and about, John. ♥

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  26. Diamond neighbours are a godsend. Mine are irreplaceable. What's happened to your Monday post? There's nothing there when I click on the link in my reading list :-(

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  27. It can be difficult to let go of the control. But it's a wonderful feeling when someone takes charge and gets done more than you could have expected. And to keep an open mind about the "how to's" is admirable.

    You and Chris must be wonderful neighbors if these men pitched in so well to help out.

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