Saturday, May 05, 2012
Bishop's Children and other visitors
One problem I have is lack of room, not having a greenhouse, and hardening things off is not easy. Mind you there was frost last night (May 4) and the forecast is for another cold night tonight. So I'm not rushing to get things outside just yet!
Optimistic, or what?
The instructions are in pictures!
But where it says that the use of work gloves is recommended, do as it says. I would also emphasize the instruction, "Always wear shoes and safety goggles." In fact, I would go further. Forget shoes. Steel capped boots are in order, so when you start kicking your house wall in frustration, it doesn't hurt so much.
I rather liked the instruction, "Do not attempt to assemble the Cold Frame if you are tired, have taken drugs or alcohol or if you are prone to dizzy spells." Taking alcohol AFTER you've tried to assemble this thing is likely to be required.
The 'Tools and Equipment' needed are work gloves, lubricantt (sic) and a Phillips head screw driver. I never did discover where the lubricant was to be used. I would suggest drinking it, had it not been for the 'don't drink and assemble' instruction above.
Also needed are patience, perseverance, manual dexterity, map reading skills, the ability to work whilst standing on your head, and the skill to swear in ten languages. Don't forget to set out the Elastoplasts and antiseptic cream.
And of course, Skip is the home for old and unwanted curling stones, so they can spend the rest of their retirement in a safe loving environment! That's just a few of the current residents above.
Photos © Skip Cottage