|A size-able machine for manouvring on your precious |
|The huge tank and massive pipe make the "tiny" septic tank|
look really silly!
|For the first time in 5 years we can see the tank empty. The guy |
also advises us to fit a 'T' and an up-pipe to the end of that exit
pipe you can see in the pic.
Ah well, he came, he saw, he managed to turn the 'rig' with only one tractor tyre dipped into the pond (!) and he sucked us all up. His huge tank/pump did such a good job on the 'water' that we might have been left with all the floating solids sitting on the sediment, but the guy turned the pump the other way and whooshed a great dollop of the 'water' back down into our tank to stir it all up and then sucked up the loosened up mixture.
Just the one tyre dipped into the pond.
|In some lights this gnarly old bit of hawthorn reminds me of a |
|Baby Horse Chestnut doing its Autumn thing|
|Misty Autumn Morning|
I am glued to a farming one by a guy (Will Penri Evans) who farms in Wales and who is on a mission to 'sell' farming to the wider public as a good thing. He gets a different guest on each week for an hour long interview, the guests being the great/good/influential from UK (and overseas) agriculture, particularly when they have a Twitter presence, most recently Tom Edwards who has, over the last few years, set up a company making a 'craft' gin (Warner and Edwards Rhubarb Gin)
Finally, there is a nice one I have only recently locked on to, done via Radio Cardiff by a friend I have 'met' through the Irish Smallholders' Twitter account. She is either Helen Joy or Valerie Chicken (according to taste) and the pods are called "World of Joy". The most recent one covered attempts to re-vitalise the rural economy in the Vale of Glamorgan.
If you fancy any of those, be our guests.