I hammered my own hand this week
I still have the weatherboards to do, and really, I should probably paint the drain pipes seen as I'm not the most neat when it comes to painting around things and the black drain pipes are now looking a little 'Honeysuckle' striped.
This is the finished paint work, with a little gap left under the bottom window for when we get the french doors fitted (Yes, that's right, we're so cultured our doors are going to be French)
We bought enough paint to entitle us to free tshirts from Boys & Boden, which went down a storm, absolutely love a freebie. With the last bit of painting came the first injury of the renovation; Elliw made a spectacular fall from the wall at the end of the garden, her foot caught in a bramble leading her to fall in what I wish I could describe as a graceful style, but it was more like a sack of rocks into the mud below.
This week the new cattle grid arrived thanks to the welding expertise of Rob Jones who delivered it with a very demure comment about hoping it doesn't break. I'll let the photos speak for themselves as to whether or not you reckon this grid is going to snap anytime soon.
|This is the little hedgehog tunnel that will sit at the bottom of the grid, with a little ramp at the far end for any naughty hedgehogs that find themselves troubled at the bottom of the grid|
Now we have a lovely dry road leading down the lane, so there's less worry about needing 4x4's and farm machinery to get to the front door! Our two little cars can make it up and down quite happily.
To complete the roadworks it was time for my wooden sign to find it's place at the entrance of our driveway. I made it a couple of weeks ago while I was still living in Cardiff on a weekend up here and it's been waiting patiently to take it's place at the end of the lane. Of course everything must be done in it's correct order so first we had to make sure the sign was given the perfect spot, after clearing back all the fern and hedge to make a safer entrance way we threw some grass seed down, by next spring it'll be a lovely green patch and if I get my act together it'll have some daffodils and snowdrops planted too.