..I've just seen number 8... '
You won't remember that song Jonny, it was 'Venus in Blue Jeans' - which I absolutely adored when I was a young girl of about 9 or 10!
Back to our wonder, it is the 'Great Wall of Aby', built by you and your Pa. The final brick was laid today! That completes all 200 foot of wall, 17 levels, as it rises and falls. It has taken a long time but it was worth it.
The retaining wall is finally finished! How many years has that taken?
This is the view from the patio - it all looks a bit different now Jonny, especially with the laurels in place.
It has been a quiet day, but a nice day - we picked more apples at the apple farm down Rye Lane; some are for storing and the rest are for the apple chutney, which I will make tomorrow. We have already tried a jar of the first batch, it goes very nicely in our lunch time sandwiches.
The cats had a lazy day - they insisted on going out last night and this is the result
they spent the day snoozing in the conservatory - but they did leave an impressive number of bodies outside the patio doors this morning. Clever girls. Lets hope that this means we won't be seeing rats whizzing around the garden this winter!
I hope all is well with you.
Lots of love,
PEAR TREE LOG
pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.