Not quite 20:30 and I’m ready for my bed, so there’ll be no epic prose tonight, it’s been a pure peach of a day, I haven’t stopped until now and I’m whacked.
I was up at ‘cock crow’, not that we’ve got one, but if we had then I’d have been awake before him. The day was true to it’s forecast of being a belter and I wanted to make the most of it so went round to the barn early and started cutting wood for the new hen shed.
I know the the old ‘solar powered hen shed’ is becoming a bit of a labour of love but as 90% of it is old and reclaimed stuff I spend longer removing nails and making 6 x 2’s into 3 x 2’s than actually building the thing.
Today it was extra timbers for the floor joists, some uprights to fasten the OSB to and supports for the rear wall sheeting. I didn’t have a whole lot to show for my days labour but I only stopped to have some liver, bacon and egg with Lachie who was busy at the block work.
You need something solid inside you for this kind of work and a nice fresh healthy piece of lightly fried liver takes some beating.
That’s it really, it’s not even 21:00 and I’m going to bed, after having done all the housework prior to wifey returning home I’ve had enough.
I’d really like to be carrying on with the shed but I’ve reached that stage now where I’m actually going to have to buy some wood for the flooring and front So it’s Portree with the trailer tomorrow and I’ll leave you with some pictures of ‘an old flame’ sent to me today by David Fairclough.
The Loch Striven at Tarbert
and here at Lochranza on Arran.