More trees to cut 🌳

Steve and Simon took down 5 more trees on Saturday – 4 sycamores and an acorn tree. All we roughly 40 feet high so not quite fully embedded but all weโ€™re at risk of pushing a garden wall down.

We have a nice amount of firewood now available that has been placed in the log store at the bottom and back of the stack – THAT was definitely a bit of a back breaker 😔

We also planned the next stage of the cut back where we need to rent a cherry picker type of device to get high enough safely to cut back the bushes. We will also require a wood chipper as we are out of storage options behin the container for the smaller branches etc.

It already looks way better but sadly the existence of the ivy (also mainly removed) has caused a pretty significant impact on the trees and bushes that is now more obvious. Hopefully over time this will fill in.

Doggie shower

Yesterday, the plumber came by and installed our new doggie outdoor doggie shower so that we can wash the hounds without needing to use (and of course damage) our new bathroom.

The unit has hot and cold water so can quickly provide a nice warm shower outside the kitchen door.

We test drove it tonight after the dogs walk and they are both now relaxing in front of a nice roaring fire ๐Ÿ™‚

Ouch

An arse or an elbow?

Earlier today Simon went out the front to collect an Amazon delivery and as he stepped outside (with no shoes on), he slipped on the wet paving stones and went down like a bag of brown stuff. Landed on his elbow, backside (both on the right side) and right foot.

He collected the parcel and got inside to find the parcel covered in blood….. hmm, that was probably not right….. seems that somehow a small tear in his forearm had occurred.

It is reasonably painful so not looking forwards to trying to sleep comfortably tonight…..