I didn't do any painting though I did seem to spend a lot of time holding the ladder.....
The chickens had the run of the entire back garden (though not my vegetable garden..) and they loved it, especially when they discovered the bird seed I had previously scattered around the bird table.
I had a good clear out of plants in the garden, the courgettes and outdoor tomatoes are finished and so my compost bins are full. I've picked the first sprouts though they really need a frost. And I dug up the last of the potatoes, leaving some which had already sprouted. Hopefully I will get another flush of potatoes during the winter.
The front of the house has now been stoned and we need to choose a "feature tree" to go in the remaining grass area. I have my eye on a couple, just need to decide. My favourite at the moment is the Cornus Contoversa Variegata. Think one would look just right and give a good colour contrast with the existing laurel hedges.
It also needs a few pots full of plants to soften the area, its like a huge car park at the moment! And poor Michael has trouble getting his moped through the stones - they will flatten in time.