Sunday, 25 January 2009

Onward & Upward

Posted by Simon

Considering the weather yesterday, I still managed to finish constructing the sleeper wall/revetment. I also covered the back with landscape fabric to stop the back-fill 'leaking' out. Where the digger has been running over the ground it is turning into a quagmire but I have started to back-fill behind the revetment before importing some subsoil to finish the job.

Once it is back-filled and compacted down I'll need to tidy up the area, stack the sleepers properly and saw off the tops of the sleepers that show above the wall. I, also, have to replace the fencing, so when the farmer puts his cattle back in the field they cannot escape - um, personally I don't think the cows will be hurdling over!

Then I can start the next phrase which is to lay out the sleepers for the boule area and play tower. That will make for two very happy boys. Recently we asked if they enjoyed living in France and were a bit surprised when the answer came back "No!" .... "Why?" we asked. "Because we don't have a tower here like in England." .... "So if you had a tower here would life here be good?" ....."YES!!"


  1. Wow this tower looks like it is important! Still going great guns I see.

  2. Re. Cows hurdling: "Hey diddle, diddle, the cat & the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon..." It does not pay to underestimate our bovine friends!


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