Thursday, 17 December 2015

A Smallholding Work Bench Made From The Back Of A Lorry.


 We went for a day out  Christmas shopping in Kerry yesterday.  When we came back number one son showed us his latest project.  He made a work bench from the back end of a lorry.  You can still see the hazard tape on the front under the vice.  





The bench from a different angle.  You can also see the trolley jack he repaired several blogs a go.  

The weather is still very mixed and the poor vegetable plot is a no go area at present.  I am hoping it drys out over Christmas and I can get some weeding and digging done.  

Christmas seems to be so drawn out these days.  We like to celebrate Christmas day and get back to doing something the day after: Boxing/Stephen's Day.  

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  1. Oh, is Christmas sometime soon then? Not given it much thought......
    Clever son! What's the bench to be used for?

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    1. I am sure you will have a great Christmas on your smallholding in France, Vera. The bench will be used to make and fix things on and somewhere to keep his tools.

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  2. Your son is a clever chap. How did come across the back end of a lorry? (Don't tell me it fell off the back of a lorry).

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    1. I think you should write punch lines Philip. That's brilliant! He was doing some welding for a man who owns lorries and he noticed it in a pile of scrap and he horse traded it in part payment for his work. Scrap is just another part of the barter currency.

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  3. Hey Dave, what a fantastic Wombled item. of course I love it. Repurposing at its finest. Great job.

    My garden designs have fallen by the wayside. But I will be planting chillies on boxing day as always.

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    1. Thanks Sol. Never heard of planting chillies on boxing day. Does it get them off to a good start?

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    2. I have found I get heavier crops. I plant them in the kitchen. I have tried to hot bed them, but they dont seem to like it. I have 2 new varieties to try this year. one is called mouse sh!t it is is a Thai one.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Blyhuyo4ag

      I add it to Tom Ka

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    3. Hi Sol. I have never had much success with chillies and red onions. I want to tidy up the veg plot and work off a few pounds but it's far too wet at the moment. Thanks for the advice.

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  4. Your sons are great farmers. They can turn their hands to lots of things. I put sons in the plural because I am sure they are both able to do lots of things, even if they are different things. Great post. P's brother makes old lorry bodies into straw trailers for a living, with fifth gear bogeys.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Necessity is the mother of invention. We never stopped them from using tools when they were young. The eldest is very practical and the youngest is into reading and studying. Wants to do Zoology. P's brother sounds very clever.

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  5. That's awesome! What a clever son you have :)

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    1. Thanks MEOD. He's nineteen going on sixty five.

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  6. You have a very useful son there Dave. I agree with you about Christmas, we saw the first ads. on TV way back in Oct. and the first house decorations on Nov 20th, it's so dammed commercialised now it us us right off.

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    1. Hi. Thanks. He is always busy working on something or another.

      I think Christmas loses it's sparkle once children become teenagers and their graandparents have passed away. It's a very sad time for so many and you are right the commercialism put us off. I have been looking for rock concerts and shows to go to and there isn't a lot about. Think entertainers must take Christmas off too.

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