December 23rd, 2014
But it does mean that I cannot mooch outdoors for any meaningful work.
We are having a mild December. Plants growth is slowing, but it’s not frozen and snowy and impossible to work the ground.
Some years I well remember not being able to get one’s fork into the frozen ground. But this year I can even dig the carrots and parsnips without having to wait for a thaw.
Here is the gap in the bank from last year’s flood. Massive erosion; and I have to find a way to shore up the soil that is left.
So three upright posts, and then I have just been building up behind with all the chestnut posts that have too many bits of trailing wire to be decently recycled.
A vigorous raking of all the leaves in the vicinity to start to fill the gap and it looks almost natural again. I must get the uprights reduced in height when the chain saw is unleashed this Christmas. That will tidy the whole look up utterly.