A mini digger and a bike


Project garden was due to commence next year rather than this year, and I’m not entirely sure if it’s a good thing, just yet. Last week the garden was destroyed by a mini digger (that we hired via eBay) to create a flatter, bigger and less swampy garden. I know in the end it will be worth it, but there’s still a lot to do – rebuild part of the wall, build a fence, build a gate, level and turf. Jared was a bit of a pro by the end of the two days and quite enjoyed working the digger.

toddler bike

Don’t worry – the digger wasn’t on when this photograph was taken!



I would loosely describe my role as chef and childcare assistant during the two days, but I wasn’t hugely brilliant at either. Hiring the mini digger coincided with Winston being given a bike with stabilisers on which he ‘conveniently’ wanted to ride on the mud, barefoot and half naked…most of the time. It was a losing battle!

However, I did get quite a lot of reading done – the wheelbarrow was too heavy, and there was no point cleaning the house with the constant stream of mud coming in. That’s what I told myself anyway.


Thankfully Ru was on top form during the two day affair and a wooden spoon, a toothbrush, a book, a cup and a corn on the cob managed to keep him endlessly entertained.


E xx



  1. 14th February 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I garden on clay soil which is very heavy, sticky and compacted in places. We used a mini-digger in our garden because we had to have quite a bit of drain work & landscaping done.

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