Tuesday 21 April 2015
The Most Exciting News Ever
Today something wonderful happened but I am not telling you until the end of the post
First things first, yesterday I had the tree fellers round
At the end of our private drive is a big Ash tree and you can see in the photos the problem we had with the telephone cables, they were getting tangled up in the branches, the tree needed cutting back before it came in leaf ad even more so before the cables got damaged.
They took off the troublesome branches, we now have a nice pile of logs to lay down for seasoning.
While they were skimming up trees I got stuck into painting wood preservative onto boards
There are 10 of these boards and they are to box in the bottom of the fence.
I have also been getting more of the fence done, I got more done today and will get more done tomorrow I hope.
I also got some wood chipping done.
With all the hedge trimming we have done we have stacks of brush, we have been burning some and it seems endless even putting it through the chipper seems to take for ever, we could do with hiring one of those big chippers to clear the pile.
Now for my really EXCITING news
This afternoon while I was in the greenhouse there was a commotion in the ducks run, the drake was running up and down creating a fuss, so I went over to see what the problem was.
You could have knocked me over with a feather I couldn't believe what I could see.
Had come home
For those that don't know last August a month after moving here Flash my much loved tortoise who is now 19 years old went missing, I thought we would never see him again, I spent days looking for him so did Martin and our neighbours, it wasn't time for him to hibernate so I couldn't understand how he could have vanished, there he was today walking across the duck run.
He is now enclosed in an area and this week end we will be making him a large enclosure, he was happy to tuck into some cucumber this afternoon no worse for wear after his adventure he is now tucked up for the night in his little shelter.