Since setting up the Facebook page for Grove Farm , there have been far less blog posts, however work and Facebook updates have been going on steadily none the less ! The awful weather outside today has driven me down through the "things-to-do-inside-on-a-wet-day" list to "Update blog" so here we go...
Once upon a time......the skies were still blue and children really played outside ...
|The lower walled field at Grove Farm|
Fathers tended the garden...
|Cherry laurel removal with a chainsaw while on abseil. Scary!|
And mothers made chocolate cakes ...
|Lundy helping !|
The world seemed like a magical place and everything was much bigger than it is today.
|Giant chair at Vogrie Park|
|Not quite my old KTM 200 !|
It was a time when strange creatures flew in the air...
|The birthday welly flinging competition|
...and hidden treasures could be found by those that sought them...
|Willows birthday treasure hunt|
...although not all things found had an obvious immediate use !
|Recycled pub windows !|
It was a time when help was often forthcoming, sometimes from strangers...
|Paul and "the golden haired man" from www.plaster-crafts.com|
sometimes from family...
|Peter in "out-of-office" mode !|
|Sam preparing for next winter!|
...and sometimes from an even Greater Power ! ;-)
|Dad bringing the tractor back to life !|
Although the road was long (and painting it seemed even longer) ...
|kids bedroom refurbishment|
|Looking upriver from the icehouse|
|"Who likes the new bedroom?" "ME!"|
There were other castles to conquer...
|The big 300 sqm barn to be flattened next|
...ideally using the most powerful of weapons...
|Quake 3 montage created on a wet indoor day !|
... but more usually with whatever came to hand...
|There were a LOT of screws to take out !|
|"Give me strength!"|
|"Coral" the new chicken|
|Willow, friend Holly , Lundy|
|Trick or treat !|
|Now that really was a big shed!|
|Waiting for the last occupants to leave. Pigeons !|
|A garden of concrete delight !|
and the monsters were brought crashing to the ground...
|The coup-de-grace !|
...so traditional rites of celebration could be performed.
|Bonfire night- first ever sparklers!|
|Initial treehouse plan|
|all my own work !|
|Final site for treehouse construction decided !|
The future had lots of excitement in store...
|ooooh, thats just what I need next !|
...and (hopefully) they all lived happily ever after !
|First day of Primary2|
So, hang onto your hats and if you cant... then just jam it on your head !
|Aprils headache cure !|