A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Monday, September 24, 2007


For the last few monthes i've been getting a bit down about our unfinished house, you'lll notice there arnt any photos of the hous thats because at the side there is a bloody great hole if i stepped out of my back door i'd fall 15ft , the"extension" as been on going for 12yrs, the heap of rubble in the background as been on the lawn for 7yrs, if an unwary blind walker stumbles they could drop down from the lane 30ft onto the foundations............I never stand back and look at the house because of the mess at the side...Also cols dad and aunt and unkle are getting feeble now and need more care, they could live with or at least have the option . So thoroughly hissed of last month i decided i wanted to sell ! Get a house thats finished on level land, downsize to maybe 4 acres, and no gorse or ragwort..........sounds like heaven.and i started looking, i even went to view a hall in Clun it sounded perfect on paper and the house was big, but we drove up and realised most of the outbuildings had been converted and sold off and i couldnt inflict my family on anyone, I've trawled the internet and nothing compares to here unless you go into the millions....so i stood back and took stock and fell in love all over again, now i'm lavishing attention on my home all the woodwork to be painted, new glass in all the steamed up d/glazing, a serious pruning and weeding that pile of boulders is getting moved slowly and cols decided to restart the building work....yipeeee i think i scared him..........I may even go against the grain and poison the blasted ragwort next year i've tried organicaly for to long and my back can't take it. anymore.


  1. After five years (or is it six, I'm beginning to forget) of builders I know a little of how you feel sometimes! So occasionally I try to step back and remember why this place is so magical...sometimes it's hard work for my brain but I get there in the end!!!!

  2. So glad you were able to fall in love again - long may it last . . .but I do appreciate what it is like to live with an unfinished house . . .

  3. I fall in love with this house and the farm everytime I come back from somewhere. I know how you feel.

    Crystal xx

  4. What a great blog. Understand both the fed up bit and the falling in love again bit utterly! Sounds like you might have put the wind up him.
    Your house and garden are beautiful so stick with it and make it even more amazing.
    Are we still on for next Thursday? I'll put a message up but shall we do something even if no one else can make it?

  5. I've got the '10 years and I still need a wardrobe' itch.. where's that hall in Clun ...I love Clun...would move there tomorrow and leave this lot here! Know EXACTLY how you feel ...just haven't got to that falling in love again bit yet...just hate it!

  6. I know how you feel. I seem to be perpetually living in an unfinished house. Glad you fell back in love again though.

  7. I don't live in an unfinished house, but I do have a 'self build' kitchen that was done in the 70's. It is hideous and I hate it. We need to rip it out and put a new one in...money and all that rubbish prevent us. Now we're getting a new puppy, not much point for another few months...its goes on and on! Your place looks lovely though, I'd be there in a flash!

  8. Don't worry I love the movie as well will ahve to edit my profile and add ity to the movies but as I'm sucjh a film junkie it could go on forever! I'm such a chicken that I always hide my eyes when it come to the bit where he cuts off the finger....
    Actually after the chicken behavious lately that is perhaps not the best analogy - maybe "such a wet whippet" would be better. The Tattie dog is very blue today - hates the rain....

  9. I bet you anything I would love your house!!

    I have never been to Clun either!! Maybe will have to do there after Ludlow!!

    warmest wishes