The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Estate maintenance

I always rather grandly and jokingly call this stuff  'estate maintenance'. In some ways it's the down side of owning land. Fortunately I enjoy it.
We have about 2 acres with our house and it was pretty neglected by the previous owner. Fences need patching/propping up, actually they need replacing but we can't afford it, gates need replacing, fallen trees need clearing (hence the huge firewood pile), weeds need keeping in check, hedges need cutting (we pay a man with a tractor to do that)
Why would I want to be lounging in the sun, watching telly or simply going for a walk...
when I could be doing this for example?

overgrown and falling over fence

 fence liberated from undergrowth
waiting for new fence posts

As I work I keep reminding myself how very fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place.

And oh my goodness we have a river too

I'm almost embarrassed to show you what an amazing place we live in.
Perhaps I think I don't deserve it?


  1. I think your photos are fabulous - you definitely deserver to love/live here