Thursday, 29 April 2010

More little bits here and there!

I had arranged to meet Derek on site at 10am as he insisted on earthing up my 1st earlies for me, so here we are, forking over the rows in between the little tufts of green, and yes I did help!

There are only 2 rows of 1st's so it didn't take us long.

He then got to work with his Ridger, and "Voila" a hard job made easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I then got stuck in with raking the last of plot 144 - it took me about 2 hours of hard labour to remove as many of the stones as possible - I think it must rain stones on our site, as the more you rake and remove the more turn up the next day!!

Isn't this the cutest picture?  It's Laddie, Derek's dog.  I have promised him that I will get it printed off for him so that he can treasure it forever.


Joy McCarthy said...

I could do with a Derek, Ali! Does he ever come to Oxfordshire? In fact we could do with an experienced stone raker too! That Cotswold stone which people love & pay a mint for can be a real pain at times!

Ali said...

Hi Joy,
Oh!! I don't think we can rent him out - however I will be happy to come to Oxfordshire to rake. We have a big fling and chalk problem!! Let me know when you need me.
I don't charge much - food will do oh, and a glass or two of wine.

maureen said...

No no, you can't go to Oxfordshire until you have been to Hampshire, bring the rake !!! Love the photo of Derek's dog. Your plot looks so neat.
Have a lovely bank holiday.
M xx

Steph said...

haha! "will work for wine", love it! i think i'd work for that too :) happily. derek looks like a good man to have around.

Ali said...

Maureen, Looks like I am in demand now and will be travelling with rake!
Steph, Derek is our lotty angel it's hard to ask him to do a small job, because he ends up doing the whole thing for you. I don't think he thinks women should dig and such like - a true old fashioned gent (well ex pig farmer actually) & we all love him!

Mark N said...

I like the look of the Ridger. Might have to get one of those!