Firstly, let me say thanks for the warm welcome to the SoS world – and thanks for the great comments and interaction.
This is my first attempt at doing a post with the new WP editor – so, if you spot mistakes – think of an old technophobe clattering away at his keyboard – yes, and wishing the wise young one’s at WP would just leave the old system to operate for us long-in-the-tooth bloggers! Why fix something that ain’t broke??
Right so… back to the mission at hand – finding out how I can add six photos without having the blowing up of the sun?? I had to go back to The Propagator’s “rules” to check that I would not be offending any sensibilities. So, “Rule 2” came to my aid. I am always up to some or other project – in the backyard mostly, because that is about the only space I have available. I need a shed… no, I need a studio… no, I need a workshop… and an outdoor entertainment area. OH, I’d best not forget I need about two hectares on top of that – for the tunnels and a chicken coup.
OK – I’m fast exceeding Rule 7’s limitations – so, let me get at sharing a few photos – beginning with the outdoor workshop – when I was making planters and shade cloth covers – note the table saw stand – yes, I have the saw – I just find it therapeutic (and less noisy) to use the handsaw – for small jobs!
I built two of those planters – using recycled decking timbers. That adds to the fun! I had to build the covers (also using recycled material) to keep the neighbourhood cats out of my new beds!
One of our pet summer/ autumn projects has been the restoration of a cast iron three legged pot. This pot travelled with us all the way from South Africa – almost 20 years ago – and due to my neglect it became a sorry eyesore of an unloved object hiding in a nook in the shed. Well, we are almost at the stage where we can use it for making food for human consumption again…
If you think this SoS issue will be mostly about projects and such… you may just be about spot on! We also enjoy tossing bits of meat on the braai (BBQ). So… be warned – I may stray and slip in these kinds of fun photos in future!
However – the SoS brigade are a fun lot so I’m sure no one will mind! For that, I salute you! But – I suspect, at this stage you will be wondering, did I even plant anything this year? The answer is a resounding yes!
I think you will all know of the trials and tribulations to be had in the garden – but, I feel it just correct to point out that I have now learned the hard way that the beautiful white butterflies that inhabit our gardens indeed deserve the derogatory names of cabbage whites. In fact – I no longer call them by their names, ie small/ large/ wood whites – I have selectively lumped them under the name of white flies!! Surely no self-respecting butterfly will allow for its young to be so rough on our precious plants?
Right… I have indeed way exceeded my verbiage limit – I will in future desist from the grand waffle… promise. Well, I’ll attempt to desist! I shall end with an artsy pic… just to show I have an eye for the unusual too!
There you have it… my second contribution to the Six on Saturday…