It’s an offence that it has taken so long…

…for us to get around to removing the old fence. On the other hand, the weather has been superb again this week, so Mike and I decided to divert his efforts to ensuring we have enough firewood the next time the temperature dips. But first he had to finish glossing the outside of the windows…

Sorting our log pile, however, is not very photogenic, so we haven’t bothered taking pictures of Mike and his hard work over the past few days.

My job, on the other hand, was to start removing the rest of the white fence…

..which obviously called for some gardening first. I really don’t care for the conifers (above, on the far side of the fence) because they block the view from the bench seats, so…

…they have had a bit of a haircut. Then it was time to start on the fence proper…

…which, frankly, didn’t need me to apply much effort to remove it.

All it took to remove the section on the right was to tug it upwards until the post was pulled out of its hole in the slate waste, and the entire section swung around and broke into parts in my hands…

…and this pattern continued as I worked down the fence. Each time I removed a section of fence, I also lifted the brick blocks and the dug a small hole ready for installation of the metposts, which can happen just as soon as we can lay our hands on some cement and some ballast.

I am writing this on Thursday evening, so we now know that lockdown will continue for another three weeks. Fortunately, we have a lot more of this fence to remove! I guess, if we think really hard, we will be able to find a few other things to keep us occupied… but oh my goodness, how I look forward to the builders merchants reopening.

And I recognise that it this is all I have to gripe about, then clearly life is pretty peachy here in North Wales.

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