Outdoor lights at night
Garden

Happy new year

Another huge gap in blog entries, and this time I’m not going to back-fill them. The past couple of years have been pretty brutal, and I’m not mad keen to re-visit them more than I […]

Well pump house site
Garden

Pump up the volume

I have been mentally building a well pump house extension for some months now. Unfortunately, this hasn’t caused the project to actually happen… until now. The water from our well is undrinkable (see previous post). […]

Wildlife

Your hare looks swell*

*apologies to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – it’s had enough of a mauling the past few years. Or about time too, really. Another visit from a young hare today, anyway. They seem to like popping […]

Fully-assembled rake
Garden

Raking up is hard to do

At long last, a day brim-full of glad tidings. Not only has the paint stripper arrived, but the very long-awaited rake handle did too. As you can imagine, raking is significantly easier with a 1.2m […]

Completed fencing
Garden

[Don’t] fence me in

The fence is complete. The gate is “fashioned” from the mini-pallet on which the wire and posts arrived. The stones I lined the perimeter with have been covered with soil as planned. Apart from that, […]

Plot fence
Garden

Can you dig it?

We’ve been working on a veggie patch for a few days now. This involved a lot of digging, but is mostly done. The plot measures 6.2m x 6m, and is on a gentle slope, reminiscent […]