I am sorry I haven't added to the blog for a day or two. I have been busy putting my ideas into practice.
I have aquired nine tons of topsoil, three tons of wood chippings and now the process of transforming my lawns into vegetable gardens has begun in ernest.
It's going to be a lot of work in the beginning but the long term benefits are going to be worth it.
Apart from the veg beds I am also going to put a glasshouse lean to on the end of my garden shed.
I looked at the prospects of buying a greenhouse or polytunnel and decided that it would have to wait another year. Money is very tight and I am lucky enough to live close to a double glazing installer who gives away all the windows he takes out.
I have to really get stuck in now because it is a critical time of year. If you don't seize the moment for sowing you can never reap the rewards.
Also looking at taking my own advice on motoring. The Merc is going and we have, as a family decided that we want to go retro and look for a pre ECU car that we can continue to maintain ourself and is also an iconic fuel miser. It's looking like maybe a VW Golf Diesel or a Peugeot 205.
In the short term most of the adjutments that we are going to make are not going to pay for themseves. I mean lets face it, Aldi vegetables are so cheap it's a joke. They usually have five veg at around thirty nine pence and that is going to take some beating but of course this is not about the now, it's about the uncertain tomorrow.
I will keep updating the blog but you will have to be patient for now because the physical work is rather demanding and I am tired at the end of each day.