Friday, March 23, 2007

Wall weekend!.................Phil who I met on the recent permaculture course kindly gave up 4 days to come and start the rebuilding of our wall, taken down earlier due to becoming unsafe. Here are some of the before and during pics taken by Phil, assisted in the rebuilding by our super wwoofer Lisa!And here is Phil with his handiwork! This is a great help as it means we can carry on with it as time allows.Meanwhile Pete was competing the same weekend in the Blackdown Hills hedgelaying competition which was fiercely contested, I was selling my woolly stuff and demonstrating the art of pegloom rug making in the Blackdown Hills Hedge Association marquee.

Here is Pete and his hedge ....................we all thought he would do really well, it was neat, very well laid and with very little use of the chain saw

The judges took a very good look.....................................................but decided to give the prize to someone else!
Nevermind there is always next year, when I am intending to compete as well! ( Look out Pete!!)
Lambing is now well underway and tiredness rules for the next few weeks as sheep have to be checked several times a day. I have also bought some more sheep, been recorded by the BBC and attended a very good farm sale with the BBC man in tow! details and pics to follow shortly!

1 comment:

Stuart and Gabrielle said...

Hi Val. The Ouessant ewe and lamb are divine and we're really looking forward to having some of our own later this year. Your stone wall and hedges are also very impressive and we're quite jealous. Stuart build a small wall in the gite garden and it was hard work so we now know just how impressive a task it is to build a proper sized one.
Great blog- I still don't know how you manage to do so much! Your becoming quite the celebrity farmer these days!
Best wishes, Gabrielle