We couldn’t just go to the farm without some sort of weed wars or work!! So last Saturday James continued work on building the path down to the orchard from the yard, by hand… No digger in sight, well with a little help from his gator!
I on the other hand got out my trusty hedge cutters and started to clear the yard of weeds….
Over the weekend we were back at the farm and I went hell for leather with the hedge cutters (although I am paying for it now with a poorly bad hand and wrist) The orchard field is basically now cleared other than some brambles which Mum is coming to help pick clean next weekend!! I shall probably follow her with the hedge cutters to complete the hack down once all the juicy goodness is bagged and tagged!!!
We are starting to get some tantalising peeks into this section of woodland which we have not seen yet and we have found fencing!!! Yes fencing along the edge of the woods before they expanded over the fence!! James spent most of the weekend taking down the shambolic fencing at the top by the slurry pit bank and we have now cleared the back of the bank which means of course we have found more dumped metal work in the form of a gate and something else!! We shall see what that is when we pull it out!!
Our lovely farmer who rents our fields popped by to give us some advice on the slurry pit mess and see if he could help!! We now definitely need a digger to come to the farm to dig a channel through the bank to allow the pit to drain…. Spreading the muck on the fields is not advisable due to the amount of seeds and what not contained within!! So draining and spraying and digging out the weeds is going to be the name of the game!! But we have plenty of work for a digger to do with levelling the rest of the pit and excavating the rocks (basically lobbing them over the wall of the pit to create a complete bank all the way around!) muck heaps to be moved and everything!!
Well sort of!!! We have cleared the weed mountain in the pathway and moved out the hideously bent and destroyed gate and the one that was just propped up for good measure!!! This path when levelled and properly excavated will lead from the yard to orchard field, as it will be!!!!
Eventually we hope this will be a driveable path!!