Well as you can just about see from these photos the sheep have gone ..... ALL OF THEM!!
Lovely Hubby phoned the owner and told him in a very stern voice that we were having a contractor in to work with us on erecting fencing in the paddock and that we would not be held responsible for the consequences of anything happening with his sheep.
And magically while we were out yesterday getting the car repaired all the sheep vanished.
Today and tomorrow is all about erecting two lengths of fencing, and hanging gates. These will separate the driveway from the growing area, which will contain the poly and net tunnels and the raised beds along with all the fruit trees and bushes. The paddock at the end will then be smaller but safely fenced ready for grazing by sheep with permission to be there, and each area will then be more secure and lockable if necessary.
You can just about make out the row of smaller fence posts already knocked into position just after the fruit trees. There are larger fence posts at the top of the hill to take the strain of the wire and hold everything firm. If there's one thing LH already knew before we started our new life in the country it was how to fence. School holidays helping his Granddad fence in the Scottish countryside was time well spent. So tomorrow will be all about pinning on the wire and stock fencing. My main job is keeping the workers lubricated with mugs of tea, chunky ham sandwiches and freshly made Madeira cake straight from the oven.
A working weekend, but then they usually are, and seeing big transformations at the end is usually worth the getting wet and tiring long days. Hopefully Monday will be a bit easier and may even see us walking along the prom with the dogs.
Hope you all have a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend those of you in this country, fingers crossed that the weather picks up a little bit for us all.