Ooh, sunshine! For the second day running. Finally we are getting some much-needed Vitamin D.

It would also appear we still have eleven ducklings – of course they are extremely difficult to count as they don’t stand still for five seconds. I neglected to mention last time – they’re wild ducks, not farmed. They have at least doubled in size! Apparently it takes up to three months before they are ready to fly, so it looks like we’ll have them for a while yet.

LSS is an even happier bunny now – the washing machine is now up and running, so she no longer has to go down to the river and bash the clothes on a flat rock. No, just kidding. We have been using the aged FIL’s washing machine.

I have now completed the guttering for the workshop and garage, so at least now we won’t get dripped on when opening the doors when it’s raining. I need to lead the workshop rainwater away to the closest ditch, which will involve laying pipe in a trench about thirty metres in length.

As it was such a lovely day I carried on tackling the fallen oak tree at the aged FIL’s house, cutting it into firewood-sized logs with the chainsaw. After lunch I split the logs and stacked them in the wood store; I’ve started the second tier now! As it will supposedly be sunny tomorrow as well, I may repeat the exercise.

Last Saturday we were able to recuperate a trailer-load of pallets, so these are also awaiting my attention. They will be used to finish the construction of the composting area, and to start the second woodshed. It seems my “To Do” list just keeps getting longer!

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