I’m always amazed at how many people use Rudha Mor to jog round early morning runners are becoming a common site. Today the midges are out in full force still in the muggy weather. After a morning of filling up bird feeders, watering the greenhouse, poly tunnel and pots, I jump to a little path tidying starting at the woodland walk. It truly amazing how quickly the plant life explodes in this place, everywhere you walk there are branches encroaching on the paths and the grass just keeps reaching for the sky, There is no real time to plant or even think about the the next steps as its all just clearing a way thought the jungle at this time of year.
After clearing my way around the path edges to the lower back meadow I get distracted by the pure storm of midges and for the first time give in to them. Finding shelter in the house sheds I decide to have a measure up the building as it is in need of repair and in this process I found a whole load of hidden gems from simple things like garden twine to bracken poison, now all organised waiting to be put to good use.
Finally get the call about the cattle grid being ready for pick now just have to track down John to help install it and get the supplies in, its still going to take a whole load of people to remove the old one and even more to move the half ton replacement grid.
Finally got a spell of clear weather to take the lining boards into the new hut and fix them into place. Its taken a while to refit the inside but it is starting to take shape will look amazing when it is finished. We just need the weather to finish everything and work out a final few gremlins. As the day dried out I got to cut some of the grass. The evening was beautiful and crisp but a storm was brewing and the midges were far too bad so I decided to call it quits only to realise it was 8:45, amazing when the days get longer!