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Posted: Sunday 15 August, 2010

by Rosemary at 5:44pm in Anything goes Comments closed

On Friday, our neighbours, Rebecca and Tony, and two of their boys came along to ask if they could help us. Jeez, well, we have list as long as your arm but we weren't sure if this was a genuine offer to be taken up, or just pleasantries. It was the former - and boy, did we take advantage!

Tony and Dan, assisted by young Alex, put up the shelves in the feed store. It looks great and will look even better when we get a few more from IKEA, to finish them off. John has put up a row of hooks and the saddle rack, so with very little additional work, it should be ready for use. We've kept a table and a wooden cupboard, which locks, to keep any chemicals in.

Actually, Rebecca and I started to do the shelves, but it was deemed too technical for us girlies, so the men took over. Rebecca went off to pick poo and I pulled ragwort from the five acre field. How come we get the the jobs that are never finished? More ragwort has flowered today and, of course, there is more poo.

We all had a picnic lunch in the field shelter, in the sun. Lovely!

And they came back on Saturday! Tony and Alex took down some old gates between our field and the one we didn't buy, and replaced it with stock netting. Rebecca and I sorted out the feed store. Dan and John loaded old wood from the side of the house and burnt it and Linda kept us all fed. It was really lovely - there's something good about working in a group. Last night, they all went down the Buddon for a bonfire and fireworks - Dan and I were asleep by 9pm. We need to work on our stamina, I think.

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