Friday, July 26, 2013

Flailing About

It was our 32nd wedding anniversary yesterday! 
What better way to spend it than cutting a 10 metre diameter circle in our grasslands.
This was not to imitate Aliens from outer space (nor to attract them), but to mark the site for our future round house.

The old faithful flail was hired from Duggan's Hire centre in Maghera, and, by nine am we had set to work measuring and cutting.

Charlie's got the idea!

measuring rope

the beast - a flail from Duggans

in action - starting the second circuit

almost finished the first cut
artists impression!
the plan - almost exactly as it worked on the ground

the crop circle
we also extended the fruit garden, tackling the last of the rushes
meanwhile... a storm was brewing

didn't it rain?

the largest raindrops we've ever seen

making the water butt into a moonscape

creating our own moated vegetable bed!

raising the trickle of our river into a torrent

the sun came out in the evening, but there's still a lot of energy up there

leading to a misty sunset

and another glorious morning