Sometime there is so much happening here we can’t even put it into sentences!
8 am meeting to plan the week
Both cars cleaned and washed
Collected water lilies from down the road and weeded the pond for them
Checked and dug out drain at the back of the garage, guttering needs replacing asap
New guttering on lower barn working well and keeping it dry inside
Sharpening chainsaws and organising wood store during heavy downpour
Check the otter camera, got some good footage, new position was better although otters did move it slightly! Battery power could be an issue there as not enough light for a solar pack
Checked the walk, paused took a break to soak up the awesome view!
Drag wood over to chipping area
Cleaned the muck off the front gate from when the new cattle grid was fit
Moved Dahlias from the cold frame to outside granny’s bedroom window
Jane continued chipping
Lifted boat in boat shed to make room for local boats to be stored for winter
Cut doc and bog weed seed heads out of the meadow and put on the burn pile
Strimming lower two lawns, path to lower meadow and the arboretum
Started new section of wind fence around veg patch and planted out more willow along the back edge where we hope to create a natural wind fence
Salvage fence post from jimmy’s walk for new wind fence
Began to clear out and reorganise the greenhouse
Collected seaweed from beach for veg patch
Dragged more ponticum over to the chipping area for Jane
put in post for new wind fence
Cut bracken away in area separating the two upper fields
Rewiring the deer scarer
Today was a hot wet midge day starting with clouds of midges, the aim was to put the guttering on to the back of the barn. After washing all the old parts dug out of the dirt at the base of the barn we set to it with Cat standing in the hell hole of midges holding my legs so I could reach the top side of the roof slowly working our way down the side of the barn in the storm of midges but slowly getting the job done. Jane continued the chipping which seems like a never ending job but must be done.
After eating maybe a million midges and fixing the guttering back on we licked our wounds in the barn while I taught Cat how to replace and sharpen chainsaw blades. Finally found a replacement handle for the 20″ timber pro it seems fitting to get the rest of the chainsaws sharp and ready for the onslaught of timber prep as i’ve waited far too long for dry patch in the weather. Began clearing the backlog of wood in the wood store as we have a lot to bring in.
Today was a fishing day after a late call last night offering me a day out on the water bringing in as many prawns as fast and as effectively possible. Was a hard day of work but proves to me that if you want it then set it up right and focus everything you have on the goal.