Finally added some guttering to the lower shedding roof… its only taken two years of walking through a curtain of water every-time there was any dampness around – its all a matter of priorities :).
Arty is becoming a big lad …. posing for the ‘family’ portraitÂ (Loki couldn’t wait that long!)
and looking for Maze as usual – the normal morning walk across the moors
The search area widens … same picture – un-cropped … it doesn’t get much better than this!
Moriarty or ‘Arty’ to his friends has arrived with us.
We are opening the doors to Boskins and Speight Cottage between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 5th January for anybody who would like to have a look around and see exactly what all the builders were doing for 6 months in 2018, through rain, sun and snow.
Lots more to do this year – with 2 extra cottages to decorate between changeovers!
But looking good and worth the effort
With a bit of careful positioning of electric fence tape, we have let the coowes in to our garden once more to eat the lush green grass and to rearrange the garden furniture
A glorious day once again in the yorkshire dales
Went out to one of our fields to move the donkeys electric fence – we keep them contained or as they will occasionally chase people out of the field (only if someone on the public footpath has a dog that runs ‘out of control’ around them – they have learnt by escorting (head down and push) the owner and the dog leaves 🙂 ).
Unfortunately we found that the ‘dry-stone’ wall to the road has half collapsed (some of the outer section still there). – I use dry-stone wall in quotes as the debris had a lot of concrete/mortar in it.
As with most jobs – it would have been easier to build from scratch rather than repair – but its a long wall!! – we also resorted to the assistance of some lime mortar to cushion some of the more awkward shaped stones – but the end result looks good and seems (fingers crossed) stable again.
A few bits left over of course (my packing in the wall was less i suspect – and the mortar will have displacedÂ some as well.
A few hectic moments and worried looks as we weathered the storm of the last few days – before today showed autumn at its best.
A little too windy for my cattle feeder/manger.
But a few nails and a hand lifting it back up soon sorted things out – and managed some much needed repairs at the same time 🙂