Thursday, 3 September 2015

Forward Planning.

There is always a list of forward planning things up here in the sticks.   We started them yesterday:
  1.  Get in the second crop of feed silage for winter.   We started the day before yesterday and it is drying well.   Hoping that the rain will hold off today so that we may soon get it baled - that will mean that half the crop will be in.
2.  Order the winter oil for the Aga and the central heating.   This was done and came yesterday.   After reading Rachel's blog today we are hoping the price has come down.
3.  Booking the chimney sweep to deal with the chimney of our wood burner.   I am about to ring him when I have put this blog on.
4.  Order half a ton of anthracite to boost the fuel for the woodburner.  I shall do this when I have finished the morning's post.
5  Make sure that the log pile in the big shed is high enough to keep us going for some time into the winter.
6.  Order the carpet cleaner so that all our carpets and sparkling clean for winter.   We can't do this until the decorator has been as he is coming shortly to decorate the bedroom and the kitchen (can't bear the thought as his comment on looking at the rooms was 'you have got rather a lot of stuff, haven't you?' (the farmer and I have promised to move it into another room before he comes) (by that read 'the farmer'!)
7.  Check on wardrobes for any replacement sweaters that might be needed and purchase.
8.  Sit back with a sigh of relief and just wait for the cold to arrive.

Off now to the physio for my six-weekly going over.

 

16 comments:

thelma said...

List of things to do: Very useful, we haven't got any logs yet, or the chimney sweep to check the flue, or the coal but we do have a full tank of oil. Our first experience, a couple of days ago as the long pipe stretched up the driveway and the oil man jammed the cap on wrongly, took LS about an hour to unjam...

The History Anorak said...

It certainly feels this morning like I should be preparing for winter (My list is just as long, but different items.) It's hard to believe it's still the first week in September!

Countryside Tales said...

I am a list person- I forget everything otherwise. Seasonal lists are especially nice :o)

Frances said...

I can visualize two columns to your list...Now and After That.

Your organization and delegation looks very fine.

Best wishes.

Mac n' Janet said...

You are so organized! Still too hot here for winter planning (90º today and tomorrow), but by October I'll be hard at it.

Terry and Linda said...

It's raining here...feels like late September.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Gwil W said...

You'll be baking your Christmas cake pretty soon ;)

donna baker said...

Love your organization. I make lists then forget to look at them or find old redundant lists.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I make lists, too...They help. I hope it gets cooler soon in Ohio. Another week in the 90s....

angryparsnip said...

Sounds like you have s good start on your Fall and Winter.


cheers, parsnip

Dawn McHugh said...

Getting organised here as well, we have been building up the wood stores and its looking good for winter, the animal feed and hay has been ordered, the sweep is booked for the 13th, the freezers are full and plenty of preserves put away,I hope your decorating goes well :-)

Midmarsh John said...

You appear to be very well organised. I keep thinking of having a new carpet but the thought of moving all my clutter puts me off.

A Heron's View said...

By numbers three and five we shall survive
plus a canister of gas.
I am not looking forward to the cold though.

Heather said...

Hope the physio is gentle with you. It is only sensible to be well prepared for winter, especially if you live where extreme weather can cut you off from the outside world even for a day or two. It's a good job your decorator can't see some of our rooms, especially my workroom. Repainting it or having to move house could cause panic!

The Weaver of Grass said...

The coal came at 7am this morning. They are not lie a beds round here! Sweep is booked and he will ring when he is able to come. Oil tank is full. I am grateful that there is never any chance of us running out of logs - there is always at least one branch which has fallen off a tree in one of our fields. The farmer just has to find the time to saw them up and put them to season well. Today is cold here (11 degrees) but it has been sunny and breezy - perfect silaging weather. Thanks for dropping by.

The Weaver of Grass said...

The coal came at 7am this morning. They are not lie a beds round here! Sweep is booked and he will ring when he is able to come. Oil tank is full. I am grateful that there is never any chance of us running out of logs - there is always at least one branch which has fallen off a tree in one of our fields. The farmer just has to find the time to saw them up and put them to season well. Today is cold here (11 degrees) but it has been sunny and breezy - perfect silaging weather. Thanks for dropping by.