Continued thoughts ref gardening & retirement
Once again a big thank you to those who’ve given their thoughts on how they found retirement,
The idea ref putting this topic up was to help those who are getting near to that big day when they no longer have to go to work,
No more clock watching and as far as shift the worker go’s !!!!!!
if you do the 3 x shifts ie 6am until 2pm or 2pm until 10pm and the dreaded grave yard shift 10pm until 6am
or better known as night shift you’ll know what im talking about when i say your on one shift getting up half way through the night to get to work for 6am ,
Or if on the 2-10pm your more or less waiting to go to work,
And the night shift "well "
during the summer and any nice week days we may get you have to try and sleep during the day through the sound of lawn mowers, or kids playing (and who can blame them for being kids) during the winter you dont see much daylight as you go to work in the dark sleep when its light and get up in the dark,
It’s a wonder night shift workers dont have “Owl’s” as their best mates (they do the same hours)
So if you worked shift work im sure when you do retire you’ll not miss any of it.
But not everyone likes digging or the outside of gardening life, not everyone wants to grow their own food,
But gardening is in verious sections, ie Greenhouse gardening,
you can be in the greenhouse growing both from seed or if you like the hot house greenhouse then you can grow all kinds of plants and even grow for hanging baskets, troughs etc without even owning a spade,
People who have a need to use a wheelchair or can’t stand for long can really have a field day by doing this kind of gardening,
So its not all outside work or even the back breaking digging side of gardening,
The same can be said for the fruit cage gardening,
this is we’re you have a frame covered with a netting and inside is for the fruit growing both in containers or the ground,
This form of gardening is ideal for keeping animals off the fruit,
the size of these cages is up to you, they can be as small or as large as you want and they have a door so it’s simular to a greenhouse except the rain can get in and the plants can see the sun etc.
So if your getting near to the retirement day and like to keep active, have a think about the verious gardening that may just be what your looking for as ive talked about.
- 9 Feb, 2014
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