It's true, we have walls, well, some walls. It's amazing how quickly they are going up. We have a special chap to lay the blocks, 'Blockman' as we don't know his name. It's very exciting seeing the rooms take shape. This was yesterday:
The blocks are all in piles. Martin the builder in yellow jacket, 'Blockman' in my room!
Walls all along now. Gaps for windows. My studio will have patio doors
It's been lovely and mild the past few days so I have spent most of my time on the land. I have still been clearing the bank at the side of the vegetable plot. Almost finished now and I've also been clearing the other side, which of course you can't see. The little stream runs down the other side, but only when it's been wet. I'll take some photos that side when I've cleared away the piles of rubbish I've cut down.
Jim finished the living willow fence and the woven fence. They both look utterly splendid:
He has the other side to do now.
The woven fence, now with a pole at one end
Me and the cleared bank in front of me. The whole area looks so much bigger now
Looking from the other direction. Jim has planted some primulas he bought. His 'twee' garden!
The spring flowers have really started to appreciate the warmth. This will be our first celandine. Should be fully out by tomorrow.
These gorgeous crocuses are up by our gate
Our first fully open daffodil
Pretty little wild strawberries
Buster has been a bit naughty yesterday and the day before. We heard him barking (well, howling) in the distance and Jim wandered down our road to the lane and Buster was barking at a new born calf and its Mum. He was a nightmare to get back to our land and we hadn't taken the lead. We put him in the barn and locked him in there for a good while. He howled! We hoped he'd learnt his lesson but yesterday he did the same thing, only this time he was in the field with the cows and howling at them. I have to say, the cows were ignoring him. This time Jim took the lead and dragged him back straight away. Into the barn once more, this time for an hour. So far he hasn't done it again so we are hoping he really has cottoned on. He probably just wants to play with them as he thinks everyone and everything should play but we can't have him barking at cows.
It's so exciting to see the extension actually progressing. At this rate the block work will be finished by the end of the week.
That's about it for us. I ache all over as does Jim. Old age catching up with us.