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Posted: Sunday 15 August, 2010

by Rosemary at 5:55pm in Anything goes Comments closed

It's been lovely here today - sunny, bit of a breeze. After a quick breakfast, Dan and I sorted out the plan for the hen runs. Stobs, red and white tape, tape measure and mallet on the trolley, we marked out the areas to be fenced. I've ordered some POL pullets - we can't keep up with the demand for eggs and we planned to restock once we moved anyway. Dan will bring up the big ark next week, so that we can interoduce them gradually. Finally, I got the strimmer out and strimmed the fencelines. It's the first time I've used it, but with the harness, it's not too physically demanding. It's easier when you stop clenching your jaw and gripping the handles so tight your knuckles are white. If smallholding fails, I'll get a job with the Council doing the verges.

For the rest of the day, we worked on Dan's project to dismantle the old pens in the barn and prepare for the installation on the PV cells. Linda had a good fire going, so we were clearing and she was burning. That's our job for the week - to sort through the timber in and stacked against the building, decide what's to keep and what's to go. I can understand why Dan's so good at his day job - he's so focussed and organised and he gets everyone working together.

Fish and chips for dinner tonight as we're all exhausted.

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