The buoy is back .... the buoy that can be seen dangling from the tree in our woodland that is.
The previous owners of this house had two youngish boys and I guess either they or their Dad put this up for swinging on. As it is on a tree that is so tall and with such a steep drop in front of it we have no way of getting it down, save shooting through the rope to release it. But I don't think either of us would actually ever do this as it's something of a local landmark.
When anyone local asks us where we live we used to say the house with the trailers parked in the field, then we sold the trailers. Now we tend to say the house with the polytunnels and they know immediately which house we are, but there a few folk that simply know us as 'the house with the buoy hanging in the woods',
That'll do nicely, we don't mind at all ... but it only works through the late Autumn and Winter months when it's visible from the road, come Spring when the leaves reappear on the trees and the huge bank of ferns comes back to life the buoy disappears from view, and then once again we are the house with the polytunnels :-)