Monday, 9 July 2012

A new discovery

Whilst on our daily walk we decided to clip a few branches on our way round which quickly turned into a clearing frenzy and in the process we uncovered two gates and access into another part of the land. Unfortunately it all happened so spontaneously I didn't take any before photos before we had cleared it all but put it this way we didn't know the gates were there!






Meet our new neighbours

Our neighbour Peter who farms beef cattle purchased the land at the bottom of us (from the guy we bought the house) has finally finished the fence and we now have some new neighbours...






Jungle fever

The land has been enjoying the rain, i'll say no more, it is a constant battle between us and the weeds.


Some of them are twice the height of me!


We are having to carve paths through the bracken.


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Star has been helping to clear our way!


Before


 During – the ducks were enjoying the all you can eat buffet that was laid out before them!


After - phew


Rain, rain go away come again another day!

With all the rain we have been having we have discovered a few more leaks around the house, mainly the roof in the utility room but a few puddles have seeped up through the floor. We think it is where we are on the valley side and the surface water has come through, so it is fun and games. Here is a picture of a little newt I found in the utility room!


We have been clearing the stream of debris and with all the rain it has become quite full and fast flowing and has led us to think of the possibility of hydro power.




So this is summer 2012!