Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
The base was all ready - just had to move the bags of compost...
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
For once not mocked by cloud or Mother Nature
Inside their houses villagers mistake comfort for safety, other plans aside
Bindweed might be a better consummation
Friday, 8 May 2009
Anyway, Linda, who really has the village at heart, has proposed a name change to either Sutton Lane or Croft Lane. Most people seem to want Sutton Lane and that would be fine by us. I'm afraid there wasn't a lot of support at a recent village meeting for 'Treacle Mine Road'. Oh well...
Terry Pratchett in Treacle Mine Road with the Queen of Elves and Cohen the Barbarian
(from Facebook Discworld Monthly)
BBC News item
The first thing was to take out and get rid of the old plum tree and honeysuckle, plus moving a couple of good roses such as Austin's 'Buttercup' (photos later in the season) and clearing the ground.
With the trees, shrubs and remains of the fence gone, it all looks a bit bare. The land falls away down to our parking area, and where we keep the logs. The plan is to shorten the bank and take soil from the bottom to level it all up.
The bank looks very scrappy, and we also have to dig in the cable that runs around from the switch box to the pump and pond lights. this will also provide power for the studio (for lighting, heating and soldering).
The base is set on (new) sleepers, tannelised, so they ought to las 20 years or more with no treatment.
To the right is the gateway to the garden; I have to rebuild the steps and back fill with more gravel (probably about 2 tonnes).