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Growing Up

Arty is becoming a big lad …. posing for the ‘family’ portrait  (Loki couldn’t wait that long!)IMG_20190519_095328.jpg

 

and looking for Maze as usual – the normal morning walk across the moorsIMG_20190512_085523.jpg

The search area widens … same picture – un-cropped … it doesn’t get much better than this!IMG_20190512_0855231.jpg

Open Afternoon

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.

Lawnmowers are back

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

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Emergency repairs

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.

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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.

norA few bits left over of course (my packing in the wall was less i suspect – and the mortar will have displaced  some as well.

After the storm the calm

A few hectic moments and worried looks as we weathered the storm of the last few days – before today showed autumn at its best.