Life at the end of the road

January 30, 2008

Piglets, polytunnels and fruitcake

Filed under: daily doings, polytunnel — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:22 pm

The polytunnel

It’s been a funny old day, I hurt my arm yesterday during the wind turbine lowering, water pipe dragging, or feed lugging, I’m not sure when but it’s been bdooly sore. This meant quarrying for rock in my lunch break had to be called off, for those not familiar with my daily routine I usually fill a trailer full of stones every day I’m at work for my road. This obsession has not been uncommon to people who live at the north end of Raasay, however for the next few days all civil engineering work has been cancelled. I did on the other hand have time to go and see Willy and check on polytunnel progress and I was most impressed, he was just putting the finishing touches to the ridge pole.

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There are three of these ridge poles and as you can see allot of accurate marking and cutting is required and if you’ve not been following developments the here’s the plan again.

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and here’s the person that’s coming to open it! 1-006-small.jpg

Leaving the fabrication work in the shed for a while I went to see how things were going in the garden. The uprights had been done last week but just to make life easier Willy had made a jig on the lawn so he could assemble the roof without standing on steps or stretching! It was of course perfectly level, square and even had lugs to sit the frames in.

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The piglets

Having been suitably impressed with the polytunnel project and having a bit of time to spare, thought I’d go and have a look at the piglets that went away on monday. They really were in clover, with a nice new house in a lovely neighborhood.

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The 2 wee boys were settling in nicely and being next to a road will have lots of admirers.

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The fruitcake

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What can I say, spotted this dude at 16:30 just off Sconser, he was doing about 20knts just before he flipped, all I gotta say is he must be keen (or daft)

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