Men at Work

There was so much happening at Beelarong Community Farm yesterday at our usual Wednesday morning get-together that I don’t know where to start, so I’ll talk a bit about the on-going maintenance.

Before I go any further I think it’s important to point out that we are all, men and women, free to work at any job we want to to keep the place ticking over. But funnily enough us women don’t fall over ourselves to move railway sleepers!

So today let’s honour the fellows who work their little butts off with maintenance around the farm. Building raised beds; hauling railway sleepers to give a boundary to the allotment plots, they must weigh a ton; chainsawing dead limbs off trees after storms; feeding branches through the mulcher to go into our compost bins and give us wonderful humus; laying pipes and plumbing about the place; building sheds; keeping the community garden and our allotments rodent free as root vegetables can attract the critters; and last, but absolutely not least, ensuring that our “Windy Loo” stays sweet!

Here are a couple of pics taken yesterday.

Building raised beds

Building raised beds

Mixing concrete

Mixing concrete

So thank you guys, we couldn’t do without you. I won’t mention them by name because I don’t want to miss anybody out.

Happy gardening.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MrsYub
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 20:07:17

    Good on tha blokes! Yeah boyyy!

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  2. narf77
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 04:46:13

    I dare say they get rewarded by copious cups of tea, cold beverages and cakes Jean so the cycle of happy community goes on revolving around work and rewards 🙂 (a bit like dog training really isn’t it? 😉 )

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 05, 2013 @ 05:35:04

      Dear Fran. I did laugh at your final comment about feeding the workers. Gotta keep their strength up. The one thing we are never short of at the farm is food. And we have a tea urn that any CWA member would be proud to own. I must add that cake of the week this Wednesday (judged by how fast it gets scoffed) was made by Brian, who is also a building and maintenance whizz. We all need a Brian around the place.

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      • narf77
        Jul 05, 2013 @ 06:00:07

        I have a Steve who can make a mean spongecake (feather light), the best scones and who I have officially named the Serendipity Farm “Soup Dragon” 🙂

  3. tanglycottage
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 17:36:44

    Very handsome raised beds.

    Reply

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