The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4115406
Posted By: Jon Freeman
04-Aug-21 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Well they harvested the wheat on one side of the field (the field is divided by the track and our patch) today and I guess the other side (the larger part which we look out on from the pigsties) will follow soon. Another sign of the changing season is our rowan tree which now has ripe berries. I spent a couple of minutes standing under the tree and watching a female blackbird, who wasn’t bothered by my presence, tucking in to the berries.

The walking stick clips for mum’s trolley have worked fairly well but I noticed the first one I’d printed (with PTEG, I used the more durable nylon for the other one) had started to split so I printed off two more nylon ones (one as a spare) before sealing the filament reel up. I can’t remember if I mentioned this before but when I was pondering longer term storage of filament, I bought one of those food vacuum bag sealers. It seems to work well (and the full width bag roll the machine came with turned out to be just the right width for a reel) and may be better than a zip lock bag although I put the sealed reel in a zip lock bag.

The machine was intended to (possibly) be dual purpose. I also got some bags for it and may get to try it out with some food later this week. I picked our small aubergines yesterday, not a lot but I think I’ll get 3 or 4 meals for the 3 of us out of them and there should be 1 smaller picking later. I just want some courgettes to go with them and then I’ll stew them up. The ones I thought I had were rotted at the ends and stunted. I did add some last night for our grocery delivery today but (as can happen with these online orders) they were out of stock when my delivery was picked. I’ll try Chris, one of our neighbours tomorrow. He always comes round on a Thursday to ask if there is any item we need when he goes into town to do his own shopping. I’ve actually got two chances with him because as well as a supermarket possibility, he also grows his own and might have a few spare.

Staying with the garden, I bought some spinach in this grocer order. I’ll have to use that first but the next time after that when I want something on those lines, I’ll use our Swiss Chard. Not all my plants survived but the ones that did are growing well now.