Red & BBs retirement home......

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Suffolksteve

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May 24, 2010
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Red, that is the place that many of us dream of!

I don't know whether to be very jealous or congratulatory of the abviously huge amounts of hard work it has taken, so I think I will be both!

Lovely place to have set up a brilliant way of living.
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Thank you Steve - we still have huge amounts to do on it - its very much a labour of love rather than any sensible investment in financial terms. The older I get, the more I realise that the true value of things cannot be measured in terms of money.

Red
 

JonathanD

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Thank you Steve - we still have huge amounts to do on it - its very much a labour of love rather than any sensible investment in financial terms. The older I get, the more I realise that the true value of things cannot be measured in terms of money.

Red

Never a truer word said. Time is infinitely more valuable than money, and how you spend time is infinitely more important than how you spend money.
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Just a couple of photos today,

as promised a picture of our "mini orchard" (or rather part of it)


Orchard April 2011 by British Red, on Flickr

We have so far put in

2 Apples (one eater with good preserving qualities, one cooker and eater)
1 pear (with three month keeping qualities)
2 cherries (one sweet, one morello)
2 sweet chestnuts
1 apricot
1 plum
1 nectarine
2 figs
3 cob nuts

We already had a sky high damson (that I have reduced), two bullace and more hawthorn, blackthorn and elder than you can shake a stick at.

I was happy to see we had thrushes nesting again today. Last year we had mistle thrushes - but its song thrushes this year


Song Thrush with worm by British Red, on Flickr

Red
 

stovie

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Oct 12, 2005
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...... "mini orchard" (or rather part of it)

We have so far put in

2 Apples (one eater with good preserving qualities, one cooker and eater)
1 pear (with three month keeping qualities)
2 cherries (one sweet, one morello)
2 sweet chestnuts
1 apricot
1 plum
1 nectarine
2 figs
3 cob nuts


Red

Obviously not finished planting yet...'cos no sight of the Kingston Black...

Bizzare...first I've seen ofthis 2yr old post...I really need to look further afield...apologies H...but a lovely place and worth all the effort...just what you need in retirement...
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Indeed mate - I have another area set aside for fruit trees. I'm going to wait till the Autumn now and get bare roots in for the cider apples as its much. much cheaper. Probably add in a crab apple for pollination too :)
 

stovie

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Oct 12, 2005
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Indeed mate - I have another area set aside for fruit trees. I'm going to wait till the Autumn now and get bare roots in for the cider apples as its much. much cheaper. Probably add in a crab apple for pollination too :)

Good you...So are you working harder now than at any other time in your life???
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Good you...So are you working harder now than at any other time in your life???

Don't know about harder. Its different.....physically its hard work...but more because there are so many things I am having to learn as I go along.

Fun though :)
 

Opal

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Dec 26, 2008
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Maybe we could do an exchange, Red, you'll like it up here, please?

my garden needs a bit of tlc tho'.

rundown.jpg
 

British Red

M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Indeed we planted the Ramsoms...I'm hoping the pignuts I planted this year do well too :D


Thanks Bod - I'm even luckier in my wife who loves "the simple life" too :)
 

locum76

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Oct 9, 2005
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Apparently pignuts don't do very well when cultivated. Good luck with them though, I'd like to know how you get on with that.
 

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