Monday 19 December, 2011
Our friend, Rebecca, made us a beautiful Christmas wreath from leaves and foliage (holly, laurel, ivy, rhododendron) gathered at Dalmore. We think it's stunning.
I'm just about to order some hedging plants to improve the windbreak at the orchard. Now I'll be trying to select shrubs and trees that will yield materials for these.
Saturday 17 December, 2011
John and Dan started cutting the piles of wood in the barn this morning. We didn't have much in the way of logs, but we have loads of waste wood - so the saw's been getting a good workout. My job was to stack the cut wood in the old potato boxes we use for storage.
Wow, what a lot of space there was in the barn when we finished! That's only one pile - there's loads more around the holding and a HUGE pile stacked out in one of the fields. We put it out there when we first moved here to clear a space and did intend to have a bonfire but in these times of austerity, we thought we'd better use it more sensibly .