|Picture by Leah Burgess, used with permission.|
|Spider web in the Bramley tree catching some evening sun.|
|Quince tree doing very well. No fruit yet but plenty of growth.|
|'Feste' chops smeared with mushed up garlic, lemon juice and salt.|
|The heather is well out in the Kiltybranks bog dog-walk|
where the 2 new wind turbines now add to the skyline.
|My plucky little 'Stihl 025' chain saw gets its big-boy pants|
on to start slicing up the fallen black spruce.
|The 'cavalry' made short work of the rest of the bole - this took|
my helper about 45 minutes with his bigger saw.
|53 tree-rings in this bottom slice which is 2 feet diameter|
and 5' 7" circumference. That makes Vendor Anna's estimate
of a 1963 planting date just about spot on.
|The oiled wooden square frame here is an 'eke'. The cut out|
square of house insulating foam will slot in to make a cosy
warm layer of 'loft insulation' for the hive
|Young 'Solo' at 3 months starts copying Dad's tail-up, |
wings down display style.
|.Buildering' again and my trusty pointy-shovel|
seemed to enjoy the feel of the familiar '804'
gravel we moved so much of during our own