I am not very handy really. I am a fair sewer and cook, but when it comes to non-fabric or food related things, well, I am pretty hopeless.
Rightly or wrongly I usually ask the lad to do these things for me for which I am very grateful, but over the last couple of days I have done some of my own (minor) handywork.
Fixing the ancient dibber
This ancient dibber is a lovely thing. I love how old and warn the wood is, but probably becasue it is so old and dry, it had split into three pieces. I set to with no more nails and had it fixed in a jiffy! Pathetic achievement really, but I am glad to have the ancient dibber back in use. I think it needs a good oiling - it could do with a little love and care - my next project.
Making a mint bed
In making the washing machine fit, we removed an old laundry basin. It was too good not to re-use and I have redeployed it as a mint bed. It's always good to contain your mint, it can really sprawl!
Propped on a few bricks, I placed it so that the tap sits above it so any drips from the tap run straight into the tub, yet there is still room for the hose to connect.
But wait , that's not all. In addition, I made it high enough and left enough space for an ex-fruit juice bottle cut down to fit under the drainage hole to catch any water that drains for re-use. (Gosh, brilliant Louise!). Come on, I know you are impressed!
Things are always better when the come in threes right? So my third home handywoman achievement was...?
Making a yabby detection system
Yabbies are fresh water crayfish. They live in dams and creeks and they are delicious. I am planning on yabbies for Christmas dinner but are there any in my dams? I needed a yabbie detection system to find out.
We seem to be on a re-use theme here, right? So I have re-deployed one of my ex-work black tights, a bit of string, two rocks and a bit of old meat to make my yabby detector. (Best use for a work stocking I have ever heard!).
Tomorrow I am going to pull it in and see if any yabbies have found the meat. Apparently they get their claws caught in the stocking.
Are you impressed? I am! What home handiness have you showed recently? I am sure that your achievements are move impressive than mine.