Indeed we did! Those of you who have been following this rather mundane story will probably remember that in last week’s episode an insane digger driver had unearthed great masses of stone from the bowels of the planet. A few days of drying weather was required in order for the tractor to get to work dragging the stuff to the surface.
That day was yesterday and great amounts of stone were dragged to the surface. Today our wall-building man arrived to set about removing to the edges as much as was possible – he did an amazing job!
it looks great, but trust me, it’s only skin-deep
Then he suggested that to do a proper job we should get the tractor back and give it another good raking over. We did and the net result was a field full of stones and another days work for our man. Now that I call enterprising!
J and usta supervising another day’s work being turned up
Meanwhile, I’ve harvested a nice blackened finger nail whilst trying my hand at dry-stone walling. J has been beavering away clearing grubbed-out scrub and collecting masses of wonderful leaf mould. Masses more logs have been cut, split and stacked. And a sort of ‘back to the trenches’ walk way has been constructed from old pallets – once it is covered with that coarse, green plastic stuff it should prove pretty durable and look respectable!
hard to appreciate just how much J has cleared between feeding the workers and making tea
once covered in that green stuff it should look pretty cool
As I’ve said a couple of times already, this smallholding lark is no game for sissies – there are times when the best part of the day is a piping hot shower, a glass of rakı and a Japanese foot massage. Followed by . .
Alan Fenn, heading for an early night!