It will come as no surprise to regular readers to learn that George and I spent today...digging. Sparky performed tricks and tried to keep us happy. Deadlines can be highly motivating and the knowledge that the polytunnel may be with us by Saturday...
...spurred us on. This is some of the pile of things which we had to move in order to clear the site. Ugly, but potentially useful things. That little job took half a day, last weekend.
Since then we have been digging trenches for the electric cable, and another for the water pipe. Then came the fun part as we tugged up a huge network of ancient nettle roots, hedging, tree roots of assorted sizes and finally the tirfor was needed to help remove three tree stumps.
Gradually the site has begun to look a bit more promising.
We just couldn't have managed without Sparky's help and close supervision.
I managed to escape for a little while at lunch time, I wanted to visit Arnold and also check to see whether the swans were still across the road on the pond.
Arnold was fine, so was John. I had a really lovely chat with both of them, then I nipped to the pond and was disappointed to see that it was devoid of ducks, swans, geese. There was a lone fisherman and his dog...
I continued up to the tiny hamlet of Claythorpe, then went down by the beautiful old watermill and saw this pair of swans. Of course I don't know for sure that they are the same ones, but I'd like to think they may be.
On my way to the watermill I passed the sheep field and was delighted to see all these beautiful lambs and their proud mamas.
Spring has arrived!
I hope you enjoyed seeing what we have been up to. I know that you could have done it in half the time but I am pretty pleased with what we two oldies have achieved.
I also hope you got all the attachments I sent to you. Let me know if you need any more, but do it early as we have to visit Aunty Nick tomorrow - and you know how long that takes, although we hope to get on and dig the plate holes later in the afternoon. Your dad has also uploaded more files of photos to Spider, so there may be some there which will be useful.
I enjoyed the photographs on your updated blog. Keep them coming.