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What have done towards your prep?
12 July 2022, 07:44,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
The solar panels and systems are now generating away as of yesterday ......battery is at 60% right now ! , the installation guys have done a first class job .....very happy ......we shall see how good the system works as time go’s by ......giving the finger to the power company right now ! .......we are now looking at a new bigger freezer ,instead of four smaller ones we have now to save on power .....we are Looking to make savings Any Way we can in all areas of our housekeeping budget ......when we were first married I asked wild child how much house keeping money she needed per week ? ....she said “ I can manage on twenty pounds a week “ ......I gave her £10 and told her to struggle a bit ! .

Clearing out some of the raised beds ready for another crop ......filling some storage boxes with potatoes and carrots .....freezing peas and broad beans .......made some black currant jelly and some gooseberry jelly ....red currants are up next ....damsons are a month away yet ....some wine will follow ....rhubarb ! Got loads of it ! .....pulled off two full supers full of honey , all frames full ! .......however .....bad news down the big poly tunnel ...the big aquaponics system is not at all good .....the sil looks after that ......I think the pump is the culprit needs cleaning .....lack of flow ....less oxygen being produced ......I will be on the case by the end of this week ....lots going on at the moment .
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21 July 2022, 07:41,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
The aquaponics system is now fixed .....as I suspected the pump ! .....I cleaned the filter and opened it up to full ! ...instead of turning the pump UP the sil turned it down .....I have dished out a suitable bollocking ! .

Been picking runner beans , cabbage , cauliflower and peas ....raising all the potatoes this weekend and have started reseeding for a second crop ......having a good clean up around the ground and clearing plenty of weeds ! ....the cauliflower crop I’m putting down to a fail at best .....carrots are very good ! .....will make good use of all the 30 kilo tubs with a second crop in the coming weeks .
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24 July 2022, 16:56,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Still on with the firewood splitting .....today I split just over a cord .......with my head ! ......onwards !
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24 July 2022, 20:50,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
SS you’re the Timber King of the valleys.
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25 July 2022, 01:05,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
No wood splitting for me these days.

We are still in what you would call 36-38 degree temps with humidity between 70% and 100%. Your clothes are wet in seconds after walking outside. Sweat simply does not evaporate.

You can see the air and inspect it well before you breathe it!

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DON'T LOOK AT THE FLASH!
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28 July 2022, 07:54,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Making four hive floors four separators and two roofs today .....finally that should be it , on the hives contract ! .
We will be taking off more honey this weekend ......the same amount as a few weeks back .

The hens have settled into a routine the average egg count is around thirty one per week , that will do us .

Will be kicking over the generators and checking over gas stoves and lamps ......i will move these items to a new easy to get at position .

Another food prep inspection is due in a few weeks ! Really looking forward to that .......not .
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3 August 2022, 17:21,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Planted up seven 30 kilo tubs of Maris peer potatoes ......cleared a few raised beds ready for some onion sets ....blueberries are ready ! Picking loads of runner beans and french beans .....picked all the broad beans .

Had some bandsaw blades given me off John the farm .....ten bought as a job lot , I cut them to size and braised them with silver solder .....they are working fine and are now fitted to johns and my bandsaw ......the offcuts I will turn into another four blades later on in the winter ! .......charge on ! .
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13 August 2022, 20:49,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Finally finished splitting all the logs today at around six pm ......my shed was full to the roof , and now so is my sil’s shed plus more besides . Although we probably set for two years .....firewood has become a routine for us and has become part of everyday stuff , so no time to .....there are seven trees down around the ground so we will get stuck into them and harvest in the coming weeks ......then it all starts again .

The onion sets I put in for pickling are the right size for pulling this week , the damsons will be ready within two weeks ......apples and pears are coming on I think about another thee to five weeks .

The sil spun forty eight frames of honey today ...jarring up tomorrow .....yummy ! ....I will pick some blackberries this week .......some jelly and some wine ! .

The hens are doing great and a nice supply of eggs .....going to get a cock soon to cheer the girls up ! ....they have made several requests ....they don’t mind sharing they said ! .....speaking of hens it’s clean out day tomorrow so that’s my first job ..........charge on !
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