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Turning the garden into a builder’s yard

Our builders have been hard at work, and the back garden is rapidly turning into a builder’s yards.  We have piles of wall blocks, insulation, scalpings, cement, and sand, along with scaffold planks and pipes.

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They have had to dig up the back lawn to lay drainage pipes and there are piles of earth everywhere.

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However they are making progress on building the kitchen.  This was yesterday:

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And by the end of  today they were 3 blocks high.

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All the spoil from digging out for the foundations has been taken down to the woods and made into a road so now we have decent access to the woods.

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I would recommend these builders. There are 3 or 4 of them here everyday and they really get on with the job.  It’s great to see the difference every day and know that I am one step closer to my dream kitchen.

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Making new paths

On Friday we had 10 tons of 40 mm scalpings delivered.  This is what a 10 ton pile looks like.

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When we first put down our raised vegetable beds, we laid the paths in between with black weed suppressant sheet and covered them with bark chippings.  These paths looked lovely at first, but after 3 years the bark has decomposed and the weeds have grown in the bark and just taken over.

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So Neil has been digging out the weeds and pulling back the bark to get back to the black weed suppressant sheet.  The bark chippings we have been depositing on the hen run and the hens love it to scratch around in.

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He is then filling the paths with scaplings (stones) to make new paths, which hopefully the weeds cannot grow in.

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This is very physically demanding work and will take quite a long time to do. He is out there again this afternoon, so my job is to prepare regular cups of tea and get on with the roast dinner for tonight.  Also I have to go and iron the bed linen from yesterday’s B&B guests, so I’m not twiddling my fingers even though I’m not helping with the scalpings.

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