Sunshine was forecast so it was on with the sunblock and hat and covered top to toe - who needs a scarecrow when you see me out in the sun!
Silly me forgot to take any before photos - I was eager to get working!
This area beside the track and alongside the pig hut which is our shed. It had a pile of 'stuff' dumped next to it which we have now cleared, and I've laid some membrane and put a deep layer of the wood chips. Since the photo was taken I have swept it straight. I am hoping that it will deter people dumping anything else there.
Alongside the water tanks, plastic 'bit's used to end up[ here and stinging nettles from next door's plot which they never cut or pull up - it's a bit of a dumping ground their side but at least this looks tidy now.
We have cleared piles of stuff from here over the years - junk that we inherited with the plot, water barrels, lumps of wood, metal 'posts' corrugated iron sheets. We cleared the last lot today, so I have membraned that and covered it. Mr Lottie dug a deep edge for me - so I just need to sweep the wood chips back and put a wooden border along it to keep them all neatly in place.
Deep wood bark on top of membrane so it'll be nice and easy 'allotment side' for me to get to my water tanks - and hopefully no more stings from next doors nettles, fingers crossed.
Nearly finished for today. We have sacks of rubbish to take up the tip in the week - they are all neatly in the shed. I think Mr Lottie will take them with him when/if he gets a game of golf in next week.
I did rake up as much as I could, but at this point I had been doing heavy work for over three hours and could hardly stand - so next week I will sweep it, and if the weather is good enough will run the mower over it - if I can get it started after being in the shed all winter.
O.K. I'm on my way, just wanted one last look!
All done for today - tomorrow is Sunday, a day of rest with my family - off out to lunch.
Look left - all clear - there wasn't a soul up there in the whole field!
Down the track, unhook the gate, and off we go.