Round the garden in 80 days #51

Fortunately, the local electrics shop was able to save the kitchen radio. The lead had come loose from the plug over Christmas and I’d been unsure whether a replacement lead and plug could be found.

Little did I know that the connection which goes in the device can be changed to fit different size ports but after a bit of experimenting the correct size was found. The man who sorted it all out for me seemed slightly dismayed that he had done me and the world a favour by saving the radio from the bin. I think he had been hoping for a larger sale but at least he had been honest.

With a spring in my step upon returning home, I got straight down to the job of compost-making. Today, on the agenda was adding some air to the compost in the dakek.

I’d put wood shavings in the bottom, which I later decided was a mistake, as they may take too long to decompose in a bin which is difficult to turn – especially as there does not appear to be any rat activity in this jurisdiction this winter. So, I took out as much of the bottom layer as I could and put it at the top of the heap, which seems to have helped in the past.

After these good deeds, I somehow managed to spend the rest of the day reading and knitting. But having also borrowed some books from the library and bought another from a charity shop while I was out, I have a lot to read in order to keep the pile down.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #51

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Nice to have some action already isn’t it Helen, soon we’ll be busy in our gardens again! Enjoy your books in the meantime!

  2. How marvellous to have found that honest repairer

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    How great to have something repaired 🙂

  4. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Well done for getting the radio repaired. Enjoy your books and your knitting – once spring gets going there will be too much to do outside.

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