Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chipping Paths .... and Squeezing Through Gaps

 
Lovely Hubby worked his socks off over the weekend, barrowing load after load of chippings to top the membrane we have laid between the raised beds.
 
 
It's looking good now and we still have half the chipping mountain to use.  Some of them are being mixed with the soil being put back into the raised beds to give it some body.  We are removing the stones before we put any soil back so it is reasonably fine with only smaller stones being able to fit through the mesh of the giant sieve we are using.
 
And of course the stones are not being wasted they are forming the base of the roadway between the two gates.
 
 
Another trench has been dug, this one is for the bottom edge of the net tunnel when it goes up and will be completely filled with concrete to hold back the earth of the hillside, and to hold the anchor plates for the metal frame in place.
 
 
Can you see a little face peeping through the pile of wood?

 
Someone came over with me and Suky to bring the worker a drink, but didn't watch as we walked through the gateway and chose to come the more complicated route instead  :-)
 
Sue xx
 

13 comments:

  1. What a cute picture of your pup! You two do more in a weekend than I do in a month! You put me to shame!

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  2. Aww so cute, I wouldn't be getting anything done. If you need a dog sitter to stop you getting distracted please shout x

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  3. Will your fencing keep the rabbits out? You are all doing a grand job, next year's growing season will be on you before you know it!

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    1. Not as it is at the moment, but before we fill the raised beds with veggies we intend to add a chicken wire skirt around the bottom of it, dug into the ground and over the bottom third of the stock fencing.

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  4. I'd love to see a bird's eye view of your place ! Charley doesn't want to be left out of the fun.

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  5. You guys wear me out! You have working so hard at this. Suky looks adorable.

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    1. Suky is adorable ... but it's Charley in these pictures :-)

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  6. Lots of oohs and aahs going on here, I've just shown Tom your new addition Charley.
    Briony
    x

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  7. I discovered your blog when you had just bought your new home, and am really enjoying reading about all the improvements. I'm not up for looking after such a large plot of land but its really interesting reading about how you are getting along. (And I must admit to a slight case of envy when you were painting and renovating your house as we currently rent, and I'd love to have my own home again).

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  8. It wouldn't be an adventure if she took the easy route now would it?
    Like most people who comment on here, just looking at what you get up to makes me feel exhausted lol!
    Every time you move forward another notch or two towards your goal and it gives us satisfaction too, we haven't had to lift a finger........well apart from to type our comments!
    I wonder if your cabbages will be as big as the picture on your sidebar? Hope so. xx

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  9. I'm a dog lover and your pup is adorable, especially the pic of him sound asleep on the slippers and shoes! Very interesting Blog, looking forward to reading more.

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  10. Those bark chip paths look nice and deep so comfy to walk on and will keep you out of the mud. its well worth putting in all the ground work at the start, I look forward to next years growing season :-)

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