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    Quote Originally Posted by goosander View Post
    Can understand your position. Sad but time moves on. In the same position myself. Swear better and more often now.
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    and a lot more fluent with the practice..
    some pasps gone ,waterbutts going, raised beds going, some of the goosegogs going, I have cut the three fruit trees down to 4ft stumps, chopped the branches into green recycle bin, just got to dig around the root and chop them off then its all clear for the drive widening, I would drive one of those "time and motion studies" guys mad as I work at my own pace and just potter along, it has taken 3 days to do 2hrs work but that doesn't matter, it is getting done and it is keeping me mobile, sort of..
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    one surprise I got was that some of the bramley tree upper branches showed signs of canker, so it would have been chopped down soon anyway, so just lucky I guess..

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    Know where you are coming from BUFFS I have just cleared the garden of all my tubs but two which I will put potatoes in, all the rest are emptied and my son and daughter can have a look to see if they want any of them and what's left will be thrown out as I am finding that it is getting too sore when working with them
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    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rary View Post
    Know where you are coming from BUFFS I have just cleared the garden of all my tubs but two which I will put potatoes in, all the rest are emptied and my son and daughter can have a look to see if they want any of them and what's left will be thrown out as I am finding that it is getting too sore when working with them
    I will still have fruit trees in pots and pears,plums and damsons in the ground, just finished last years apples, I will miss the kick I got from taking seeds the size of dust and creating a lovely big plant, alas my hybrid tom seeds got thrown before I realised, they were a 5th stage crossing that had produced black toms the size of beefsteak, with a good texture and a slightly sharp tang that made cheese and tom sarnies really good, but I forgot to put them aside..
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    It is very sad when it gets to that time.
    I have fished various rivers for about 70 years and now find that the river is about 3 times longer than what it was as a boy.
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    Down here in Cheshire, we would call that winding down - taking it a bit easier. Winding up, a bit ambiguous, would mean either stopping altogether or similar to gearing up, doing more.

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    Just mentioning this, In my youth I could go out to the river catch some trout and light a fire and cook them. Fish away and light another fire and cook some more grub. Have a final fish and then head home. Simple. How is that nowadays I am lucky to have enough time to open my flask.
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    we have been trying to clear the veg patch of all its clutter and every time we get out there it rains, 3 times again today so we have give in, raining each hour so far, really peed off now..

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