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Rain

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If you missed the national news on Essex, you may have missed the floods. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-23831558

It was wet.

You can see the water pouring out of the gutter.  This is because we filled all 3,000 litres of the IBCs in a couple of hours.  The water pouring out is actually overflow because it has nowhere to go.

 

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To the left, you’ll see the chicken coop project I hoped to start today.

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Under the squash leaves, it’s a foot deep.

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Beach trip

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Took Sam out to the beach on a windy day – he definitely enjoyed it!

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Party Keg

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With my birthday rapidly approaching, two things are on the menu for a summer do – meat and beer!

First off, 10 gallons of ale, 5 of pear cider and 12 bottles of strawberry wine!

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The BBQ

Remember that sweet chili sauce?

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Well…

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Norfolk Chilli farm hot sauce

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On my way up to see Kris, we popped into the Norfolk chilli farm and picked up some supplies for the later BBQ. I picked this little number up… Should I be afraid?

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Sunday lunch, you’re doing it wrong

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The sun came out whilst I was working in the garden! Quick BBQ!

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Watering

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When Candy came into the greenhouse and I asked her whether she was going to help with the watering, it’s not what I meant.

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Pizza oven running again

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Whenever I fire up the pizza oven I feel I’m possibly doing it for the last time. The brick inner dome is cracked and the outside is disintegrating.

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Still, this is the first time I’ve used it in anger entirely myself – I made and rolled the dough, cut up the ingredients and lit the fire.

I used charcoal to fire it this time – a break from the usual wood firings. I started the oven about 2:30pm, it was ready a smidge after 7pm. 6 hrs which is a little below normal. The benefit is that it only takes about a 5KG bag of charcoal, whereas I’d probably burn twice that of wood.

Pizza was of course, very tasty. I tried a new dough which included some whole meal flour. It didn’t crisp in the same way but still good!

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Hammock

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Can you see what I see?

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Unless you’re laying on the cold ground and not a warm comfy hammock, probably not.

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Drought continues

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As you can see, my garden is continuing to suffer from the drought and is quaking at its boots regarding a hosepipe ban.

The water companies are starting to wake up to the fact the water is not just running off the “parched land” and isn’t just being absorbed by plants.

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My IBCs are full and the path is now 6″ under water.

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All I need is a couple of fountains for a nice water feature.

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