Hello. I have missed you all. I would have been back sooner but I only found the camera cable tonight - ah, the joys of moving house and unpacking ..... although we still have quite a few boxes to get through. So, here we are. Once up the drive it's not so hard to see the house for the trees!
Trees to the front of us
and trees behind. They do make fabulous sturdy poles for the washing line.
Once we cleared some of the piles of seasoned limbs, cut them into logs and stacked them neatly on the verandah at the back door, we began felling trees. I think we have cut down 6 or 7 now but it's a slow job and heavy work, plus you have to find somewhere to put it all that is not in the way of trees that have yet to come down. Those nearest the house are about 60ft high and will require professional felling because they really are VERY close and leaning towards it .... and I'm not sure we want a giant hole in the roof.
Treasure has been discovered. It's some sort of old agricultural iron tank of unidentifiable purpose. Fergus has decided it's a bomb, dropped in WW2. He is chuffed to bits because it is large and the hole it lies in is HUGE, which means that there is slightly less digging to be done to create a life size (yes, I know, I groaned silently too!) WW1 trench, complete with dugout. Still there is enough space for us all to achieve our garden dreams.
Right, I am looking forward to catching up with some of the lovely blogs out there. Much reading ahead. So glad I found the camera cable. See you next week.