Mudcat Café message #4062153 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4062153
Posted By: Jon Freeman
30-Jun-20 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Iíve bought two tools in fairly recent times to deal with a couple of things I found in the garden. Aviation snips to cut up an old rusty incinerator and bolt cutters for the springs from an old mattress (not sure where that came fromÖ). In both cases, I was able to get things down to reasonable sized bits for easier disposal.

Iíve been dotting about between a few outdoor things and one other thing Iíve been doing is trying to reclaim the area behind the pigsties. I remember strimming there when I first moved here around 20 years ago but it got forgotten about at some point and itís surprising how quickly nature can take overÖ

Between ivy, brambles and elder, most of that patch was impassible a few weeks ago and, apart from clearing up stuff Iíve cut, itís probably about at a point Iíd settle for now. The main things to me anyway are having access again to the back of the pigsties and to the blue pipe which carries water from the 12 butts at the back of the house down to join 4 more by a shed and all used for watering round the back. I think we need to fix the fence by the back of the house.

Another thing Iíve done bits of and need to do more of is bits of garden timber. The bit that has my attention at the moment is the table outside the ďBBQ shedĒ. Itís looking a little weather worn but I think itís itís a nice piece of quite solid, simple furniture. Iíve not tried this before with anything but Iím going to try sanding, a little bit of wood filler and teak oil with this one.