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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
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    Daydream fund challenge part 4
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    • 4th Oct 14, 10:37 AM
    Daydream fund challenge part 4 4th Oct 14 at 10:37 AM
    back in march 2009. this thread started, as I had daydreamed of having a smallholding for far too many years than I can remember.. since then, we are now on our 4th new thread.. and have a nice bunch of mse'rs who are at various stages of their dream... even if you ream is to have a plot of land, or a house with a nice garden.. join in, all are welcome..


    here are the links to the other 3 threads
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1544047&highlight=daydream
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4651793&highlight=daydream
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    Work to live= not live to work
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 4th Oct 14, 1:23 PM
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    Thanks CTC. Those links will make for some interesting reading when I winter comes.

    Can I echo the bit about joining in? There's no need to commit to post regularly, but if you're out there, reading, it would be great to hear from you, especially in parts of the country we don't cover.
    You have been warned!
    • Better Days
    • By Better Days 4th Oct 14, 1:28 PM
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    Ohh a shiny new thread, which appears to have stretched somewhat on my screen

    Wet and windy here today. Brother and family arrived last night, and have gone off to Bury St Ed's for a couple of hours so house currently quiet.

    Sorry for your sad news alfie and Rozee

    Afraid I have no suggestions for you on the back of a used 10 note Dave - as I don't even understand the question, but am happy to be 'educated' as you update us all.

    Computer wars are ongoing in the BD household. Put the new HDD in my lappy, installed all 157 Windows updates, all going well.....turned lappy on the next morning and it's not at all happy - got the 'black screen of death' first thought it was a dodgy hdd, but now probably an issue with drivers. So am gathering my energy to resume the battle next week. If the worst comes to the worst I can always put the old HDD in, but don't like to be beaten by the bloomin' thing.......
    It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
    James Douglas
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 4th Oct 14, 4:15 PM
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    Afraid I have no suggestions for you on the back of a used 10 note Dave - as I don't even understand the question, but am happy to be 'educated' as you update us all. .
    Originally posted by Better Days
    It's the problem of having surplus sub-soil and stones if we create a new soak-away with our building rubble. We shall then be left with a pile of earth and rock that no one will want, excavated from the big hole we'll make.

    Our predecessors solved this sort of problem by building long barrows. Having just got rid of these, I am not keen to make another!

    We think we've solved the problem of the substantial leak from the temporary new roof. Big hole we couldn't see last night.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 04-10-2014 at 4:18 PM.
    You have been warned!
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 4th Oct 14, 5:08 PM
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    It's the problem of having surplus sub-soil and stones if we create a new soak-away with our building rubble. We shall then be left with a pile of earth and rock that no one will want, excavated from the big hole we'll make.

    Our predecessors solved this sort of problem by building long barrows. Having just got rid of these, I am not keen to make another!

    We think we've solved the problem of the substantial leak from the temporary new roof. Big hole we couldn't see last night.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Wouldn't barrows with trees have been good down dog end?

    We have a barrow. . Pita. It blocks view to top end of field and gets all boggy behind it.
    • Fay
    • By Fay 4th Oct 14, 7:14 PM
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    • 4th Oct 14, 7:14 PM
    Shiny new thread, thank you for keeping this going CTC. Sorry I am only just posting photos. My garden is a very funny shape so I can't even describe it, there are also different levels but here are a few shots. It currently needs a very good tidy up and I'm about to start some projects so these are photos from various times:

    I'm going to try a test with one because I'm trying Flickr for the first time!


    • Fay
    • By Fay 4th Oct 14, 7:16 PM
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    • 4th Oct 14, 7:16 PM
    Clearly flickr doesn't like me and I can't copy links from photobucket for some reason. Grrrr.
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 4th Oct 14, 7:23 PM
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    Quiet day.

    All achieved was foundinrates dug over about three or four metres of bed.

    Somethings better than nothing right?

    Tomorrow has to be electric fencing moving day. I hate setting up electric fencing.
    • Fay
    • By Fay 4th Oct 14, 7:35 PM
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    Sorry guys I cannot work out Flickr and for some reason since doing an update on my iPad the ability to copy links has gone for some strange reason. I will keep trying.
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 4th Oct 14, 8:28 PM
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    You moved without telling me are you trying to shake me off??
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 4th Oct 14, 9:53 PM
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    Wouldn't barrows with trees have been good down dog end?

    We have a barrow. . Pita. It blocks view to top end of field and gets all boggy behind it.
    Originally posted by lostinrates
    We've already filled-in the non-wet pond and planted trees at the Dog End. We also added more stuff about 6 weeks ago when we did the caravan hard standing, so that area's pretty full!

    The good news is that neighbour's landlady has family with an ability to take the surplus. She's being ultra-helpful now. '
    You have been warned!
    • Babafette
    • By Babafette 4th Oct 14, 10:26 PM
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    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog alfie. It's heartbreaking, but it sounds as though she had a good life with lots of love. My thoughts are with you too rozeepozee.

    I'm glad to hear your roof is finally in place Davesnave, temporary or otherwise. It sounds like you did it in the nick of time as it really bucketed down here this morning.

    I've been very busy this week as we have started to renovate the two flats we recently purchased. One of them has to be completely gutted so I've been ripping up carpets, stripping wallpaper, hacking tiles off the wall, cleaning and painting and I am completely knackered. I'm also feeling rather overwhelmed as I'm now very behind with my work and my housework.
    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician....
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 4th Oct 14, 10:37 PM
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    I've been very busy this week as we have started to renovate the two flats we recently purchased. One of them has to be completely gutted so I've been ripping up carpets, stripping wallpaper, hacking tiles off the wall, cleaning and painting and I am completely knackered. I'm also feeling rather overwhelmed as I'm now very behind with my work and my housework.
    Originally posted by Babafette
    I love that kind of work! Anything that needs destroyed, ripped off or pulled up is my kind of thing! What I have no patience for is sanding, painting or washing down walls.

    Ove the next few months you may not hear much from me however I will be reading
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • Babafette
    • By Babafette 4th Oct 14, 11:07 PM
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    I love that kind of work! Anything that needs destroyed, ripped off or pulled up is my kind of thing! What I have no patience for is sanding, painting or washing down walls.
    Originally posted by Rummer
    I like ripping up carpets and pulling off tiles but I find stripping wallpaper very tedious and whilst I can handle painting, I can't stand cleaning the brushes afterwards. That job always seems to get left to me......

    We ripped the old kitchen out yesterday too which means yet another visit to Wickes will shortly be in order. I did find some bargainous tiles today in Homebase though which will be enough to retile the kitchen floor - we managed to get ten boxes of Cuba tiles reduced from 15.99 to 3.00 each.
    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician....
    • lucielle
    • By lucielle 5th Oct 14, 12:00 AM
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    Helloooooo, found you, can't get rid of me that easily!
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    Total Debt Dec 07 59875.83 Overdrafts 2900,New Debt Figure ZERO !!!!!! 08/06/2013
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    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 5th Oct 14, 8:06 AM
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    Helloooooo, found you, can't get rid of me that easily!
    L
    Originally posted by lucielle
    They tried to shake me off too
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Oct 14, 9:37 AM
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    Nice-ish day forecast, so I will try to dig holes and put extra support poles behind the extended hen house today, to prevent it toppling over in a gale. Hens will be amused, I expect. They like a bit of action in their pen, but not as much as they had on Friday when the digger went in!

    Speaking of the hens reminds me, our Lila cat is a total head-case. DW went into the hen house to pick up eggs and found her fast asleep in one of the nest boxes. She just looked up as if to say, "Well, these bird things come in here and have a rest, so I thought I'd give it a go!"

    Hens were not amused.

    We have strong winds forecast, but they are supposed to come from the south, which is a better side for our fragile roofing material. We are not planning to do more work up there until Tuesday, as tomorrow looks foul.

    Yes, Baba, we really should have sorted this roof earlier, but others, who were all well-paid, let us down. There's a lack of urgency in these parts, which is charming most of the time....
    You have been warned!
    • Alexelisey
    • By Alexelisey 5th Oct 14, 10:46 AM
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    Alfie - no they're all Japanese, just the names for the different colour patterns. They've been fine with each other since they all hatched together in May until recently. Now I've just got to see if these two continue to get along with each other or whether I have to split them up.
    "...And if it don't feel good, what are you doing it for?" - Robbie Williams - 'Candy'
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 5th Oct 14, 11:12 AM
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    Nice-ish day forecast, so I will try to dig holes and put extra support poles behind the extended hen house today, to prevent it toppling over in a gale. Hens will be amused, I expect. They like a bit of action in their pen, but not as much as they had on Friday when the digger went in!

    Speaking of the hens reminds me, our Lila cat is a total head-case. DW went into the hen house to pick up eggs and found her fast asleep in one of the nest boxes. She just looked up as if to say, "Well, these bird things come in here and have a rest, so I thought I'd give it a go!"

    Hens were not amused.

    We have strong winds forecast, but they are supposed to come from the south, which is a better side for our fragile roofing material. We are not planning to do more work up there until Tuesday, as tomorrow looks foul.

    Yes, Baba, we really should have sorted this roof earlier, but others, who were all well-paid, let us down. There's a lack of urgency in these parts, which is charming most of the time....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Our cats used to sleep in with the chooks a lot. I think its sweet.


    Fencing done.....the grass is over long and very wet.

    Looking forward to the dropping temperatures tbh....we'll be letting horses on to large grazing for first time this year. Something I much prefer.
    • Babafette
    • By Babafette 5th Oct 14, 11:17 AM
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    I'm having the morning off - just stuck a load of washing in the machine and am contemplating whether to try and catch up with the seven episodes of The X Factor I have stored up on my Sky+ box.

    It's definitely autumnal now, I actually put the heating on last night for the first time in ages. Nice hazy sunshine here at the moment though.

    Tomorrow I have a VAT Return to tackle.........
    Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician....
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