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6 avril 2011 3 06 /04 /avril /2011 18:03

Dear readers,


Chers lecteurs,


During the past few months, transformations in the Little White House might have seem to have gone very slowly.


Ces derniers mois, les transformations de la petite maison ont été plus que ralenties par l'hiver.


But sometimes you get unexpected help.


Mais parfois, on reçoit un coup de main inespéré, mais ô combien apprécié.


Laurier plame 2


A few weeks ago, my neighbour asked me why I hadn't get rid of a tree which was bringing much shadow in his garden  and he knew I didn't want to keep. I told him getting rid of all the remains of the henhouse had been already very expensive...


Il y a quelques temps, mon voisin m'a demandé pourquoi je ne m'étais pas encore débarrassé de ce laurier palme qui assombrissait son jardin, poussait le toit de son abri et dont il savait que je ne voulais plus...


The next Saturday, the gate bell rang. And here he was with his father-in-law and their chainsaw!


Le samedi suivant, il a débarqué avec son beau-père et sa tronçonneuse!


Laurier palme 3



Behind that tree, that was actually pushing the roof of my neighbours' garden shed, was a nasty fish pond where I wonder how the previous owner manage to keep their fish alive since there was no oxygen system of any kind.



Derrière cet arbre, il y avait un bassin à poissons dans lequel il est miraculeux que des poissons aient survécu car il n'y avait aucun système d'oygénation de l'eau.


Fish pond 1


After the tree was cut, the neighbour offered to say goodbye to the pond: I did a happy dance, so he understood a) that I was crazy - b) that I thought it was the best idea of the day!


Le voisin m'a proposé de la vider.


Fish pond 2


Believe me you're lucky pictures don't include the smell.



C'est une bonne chose pour vous que les photos ne capturent pas les odeurs!!!


Late fish pond


Now, my part of the work. I'm filling the hole in order to be able to put my future compost bin there. It might not look like it, but believe me it's taking for ever to fill and it's a pretty tiring job: the picture above is where I am today, almost done!


Maintenant, il me faut remplir le trou laissé par le bassin. C'est un peu du travail de forçat, charrier des caillous et de la terre tous les weekends. La photo ci-dessus vous montre où j'en suis ce jour.


News of the actual compost bin will be posted when I found it. Because of course, I don't want a plastic one! Too ugly for my garden!


Ce sera mon futur carré à compost, dont vous aurez des nouvelles dès que je l'aurai trouvé, car bien sûr, je n'en veux pas un en plastique, ce serait trop simple!





Magali, from the Little White House xxx




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Mam 13/04/2011 13:58

Ce petit coin est tout à fait charmant maintenant.

Cindy 07/04/2011 04:28

This is my second try, I clicked on fermer, below and it disappeared. I am embarassed to say that I dont know what that word means.
Anyways, here goes.
How lucky for you that you have such a nice neighbor, I would say that he went above and beyond the call of duty. I have a neighbor like that and I take them homemade bread and cookies
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving a nice comment.
Hugs, Cindy

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 12/04/2011 19:31

Thanks for being so patient for leaving a comment. Maybe I should write an explanation on how leaving a comment as I wasn't able to translate everything... Overblog has its limits!

I did bring my neighbour a box of chocolate from a shop near my school... They have chocolate to die for and they give you free samples every time you go buy something!

Magali xxx

Modern Country Style 06/04/2011 21:30

Please will you send your neighbour over to my house when he's finished with yours?!! How kind and lovely of him. But bleeurrrgh to dirty old ponds!!


Priscilla 06/04/2011 19:17

How fortunate you are to have such a fine neighbour.

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