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Christmas Wreath

Monday 19 December, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:29pm in Home & Garden 2 comments Comments closed

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.

Christmas WreathChristmas Wreath

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.

Wood storage 3

Saturday 17 December, 2011

by Rosemary at 6:58pm in Home & Garden Comments closed

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.

Barn before and afterFeel the tidy!

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 wink.

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