So getting back to what we have been up to......
Philip has been busy dismantling the old timber cattle yards in readiness for the new ones that "should" have arrived two weeks ago. (Don't get me started on incompetence!). I love the look of the old timber yards but they were well and truly past their "use by date". We had a young bull in one of the yards a couple of weeks ago and he was simply rubbing his head against the gate and the whole gate fell to the ground! The bull took a step back as if to say "what the hell just happened!"
|The old yards|
So we have had a contractor come in with his bobcat and remove all the old wooden posts and then we laid down many loads of gravel to make sure we now don't have to walk up to our ankles in mud!
Prior to the yard dismantling, our lovely old Eudia Tree gave it's final breath and fell to the ground. You might remember we lost half of it earlier this year. We thought it might recover after a heavy prune but it wasn't to be. We love these trees as they are the host tree for the Ulysses butterflies. Fortunately we have planted a lot more Eudia's to entice the butterflies into our garden.