I had an idea…my ideas always send Greg into a tailspin, he is well aware that my ideas always involve adding another item to his priority list and I’m pretty sure that he has a prearranged list of responses to try to give me a million reasons why whatever it is I’m suggesting is not a viable proposition. I tried the direct approach first and just threw it out there as Greg was passing by. I knew he had heard when he screeched to a halt…..and predictably launched into multiple reasons why fruit trees could not possibly be planted along the chicken shack fence line. Mmmmm…..not going well, clearly the direct approach was not going to get me my trees, time to work on the charm offensive. Charm was warmly received but Greg was holding his ground and I was no closer to my vision of cherry blossom in my stable yard….drastic measures were required, I was losing ground and Greg still had 500,000 reasons why my trees were a non starter. Generally an easy going character, it is a very rare occasion when I stamp my English feet but when circumstances warrant a little show of temper tantrum, I can stamp…. so poor Greg got the option….”Greg…either I get my fruit trees or I’m going to have a hissy fit”. I’m happy to report, two cherry trees and one plum tree are in their pots in the barnyard and I will have my trees on the chicken shack fence line. I sort of feel guilty now….but they WILL look great !!
My new trees have inspired me and I have been hard at work with crowbar hammer and pliers…up to my ankles in chicken poo. Destruction is a new experience for me and as I reviewed the scale of demolition I had achieved, noted my scrapes bruises and bangs I could see my vision taking shape. I love it when a plan comes together !!! Greg says it could be a couple of months before my new chicken yard is completed and my two cherry trees and my plum tree are in situ….we’ll see !
Time for bed, it’s been a long day. Take care, keep safe, M