Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Moving Boundaries ....

Waiting to come in tonight...

Removing the fence...today

The young boys...enjoying the sun without the snow !!

The 'Piggy Palace' ....is just waiting for the piggies ....

Yesterday was a day off for the digger and me, I was feeling under the weather slightly so I had a relatively quiet day.
Today however it has been another lovely sunny day without the hail and snow showers. We are forecast torrential rain overnight....so I thought I'd take advantage of the fine weather and remove part of the old fence that will actually be in the pond area when completed.
The digger arrived today to finish off the drains that have been repaired. They have been left open for a couple of weeks just to make sure that they will drain away correctly. The drainage pipe has been laid and it has all been back filled. Hopefully this will cure the wet problems that have been spoiling the fields.
I have also had a small ditch dug in the new younger boys field, to take the water that runs off the roofs of the barns...the aim is to eventually take these ditches and drain them into the pond ....hopefully this will dry up parts of the field that have been wet over the winter.
I have been busy removing the fence this afternoon. I managed to get it all taken down today. Which is a good job, as it won't be long before the digger is over on this side to dig part of the pond.
Unfortunately the digger had to go home early as it sprung a hydraulic pipe leak.....which scuppered the job for the rest of the day.
I don't know if it will be fixed for tomorrow or even if the weather will be good.
Today I managed to take some photos of the alpacas enjoying the nice day and the girls this evening....waiting to come in for bed.
There is always an orderly queue.


Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Looking forward to seeing the pond, it all sounds very exciting.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful Piggy Palace!
Looking forward to reading the rest of the blogs I have missed - internet problems!