Alive and kicking in a tranquil historic rural village in Norfolk - East Anglia.
Living out retirement in a haze of happy veggie growing, cooking, chicken keeping, and enjoying new arty crafty hobbies
Monday, May 17, 2010
Smash and grab
We had visitors arriving for the weekend on Saturday, but a their ETA was just after lunch time we decided to do a bit of demolition work!
The poor Gazebo took a real bettering over the winter
After much thought we decided to demolish it, as it would cost too much to restore it and maintain it.
There's nothing better a 'boy' loves to do than a bit of demolition work with a hammer! (Apart frm a bonfire that is)
So unperturbed by bantams sratching around underfoot
He had a smashing time with the sledgehammer
And I got the short staw of removing all the roofing felt and bagging it up
Next came all the trellis work
As fast as I grabbed it and barrowed it away - more was waiting when I got back!
You would never expect such a huge pile of wood from a simple structure - but it was solidly made!
Underneath the floor was a deep layer of leaves which the girls loved, so I left them playing before I dug it over. They also found some frogs and worms - I didn't linger to watch at that point
When they had exhausted their search of anything living they went off and left me to it
I dug it over, tidied it all up, and this week I hope to paint the back fence
The gardeners are coming to finish off their work - laying some turf, changing the pond pump, and tidying up. Then I will be doing the 'finishing' touches. Moving any surplus topsoil , sand and gravel. Buy and planting up more of the woodland garden, and in the Autumn planting lots of bulbs for next Spring.
As you can imagine - I am feeling rather tired after all that and a busy weekend entertaining, but it is such a happy tired!