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Posted: Friday 30 March, 2012

by Rosemary at 7:53pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Dan's on "holiday" next week, we we've hired a mini-digger to do a few jobs about the place.

This morning, Roy bought Scott's big JCB along to clear all the stone and rubble from around John and LInda's house. The roughcasters have been here yesterday and today, but they're not finished yet and are on holiday next week - it's looking good though. The area Roy cleared today will be lawn and parking for the caravan, so we'll use the mini-digger to move soil on to the area, ready for turf. Linda's been doing loads of work on the garden and it's looking much better. She cut the grass this morning - even though it wasn't very long, it made such a difference.

Mini-digger in actionDiggin the drainage trench

Today, Dan and John have been preparing a trench to run a drainage pipe from the west range to the drainage ditch. We're upgrading the rainwater system on the barn and the west range, to include two big water storage tanks for the polytunnel. They'll put the drain in tomorrow but will leave the guttering and downpipes for now - the priority is to make maximum use of the minidigger while we have it.

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