Saturday, February 07, 2009

Compact and Bijou

SomeBeans has been busy. As we are giving up half an allotment and concentrating on the one allotment, we have had to do a little shed building. We bought a new shed, as we aren't big into skip diving, and so can't easily get hold of the raw materials to build your traditional allotment shed. So, a flat pack shed doesn't have so much character, but it does the important stuff, like keeping rain out. Hopefully.

The current shed on the half allotment has some character and enough internal iron bracing for it to withstand hurricane force winds. Not quite so sure about the new one.

Old shed - no, I'm not stood on one leg, it really does lean like that

The new shed has had quite a hard life so far - being too big to fit in the car, and not having the time to hang around the allotment to have it delivered straight there, SomeBeans had to take it to pieces, and then reassemble it when it had been taken down to the plot. So, the boards were prised off, the floor cut in half, the sides taken to pieces, carefully labelled, and then put back together again. Hopefully at some point in 2009 it will be dry enough to put some preservative on it. But I'm not holding my breath.

So, behold - a shed we can actually stand in, if not quite large enough for a garden party...

New shed - not quite such a character, but room to swing a cat. At least a relatively patient cat, who doesn't mind a few cracks round the head

We're just waiting for the spring winds, and fully expect to go down the plot one day and see a pair of stripey stockings with ruby slippers at the end sticking out from under the shed.

Thank you SomeBeans!

6 comments:

Julia said...

These husbands do have their uses don't they? Heaving large pots around, building sheds, getting fountain motors working...

Anna said...

It looks the ideal place to take shelter on a showery spring day. I am sure that it is sturdy and will not squash the Wicked Witch of the West, but if it does let us know what happens when you try the red shoes on !

VP said...

For some reason I was frightened of the Wicked Witch of the West's stripey stockings and not her warty hooter of a nose and face. Why?

Are you conducting a sweep on which shed will fall over first - the new one or the old one?

Do Bill and Ted know of your intentions re the swinging of cats? ;)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - can I interest you in a spot of dinner over at my place?

SomeBeans said...

I'm fairly sure the old shed would withstand a nuclear strike - the angle iron looks very sturdy. The new shed, on the other hand, probably couldn't take a harsh word.

easygardener said...

Well the new shed looks better but will need to be tested by high winds - butI'm sure by the time you have filled it up with the usual garden junk it will be immovable!

luoluo said...

The new shed is much better than my imagination when I first time heard it. Well done, SomeBeans. I like the yellow wood surface which adds more warm colour to the winter scene.