I wanted to show just a little bit of Lochside life. This is what we have been up to over the last couple of weeks. Our friends, the ones that don't live here, often ask us what on earth we find to do up here.
Two weeks ago I went to the end of the lane with a friend who lives locally and she and I and a group of other lochside 'Ladies' got to try our hand at wood turning. There is a very nice man and his wife who live at the end of the lane and he is very clever at wood turning, and he has a brilliant wood shed to work in. On the way we met a man who keeps sheep on his croft. He and his wife were in the process of sheep shearing. It's a busy time here for farmers and the weather hasn't been all that good for sheep shearing.
Niels has started to build a drystone wall. It is built in front of the retaining wall so probably wouldn't qualify as a 'proper' drystone wall. But I think it looks great and is an excellent way of using the 10 million rocks and stones and boulders we have in the garden! I took Niels to the gorge I went to with Mary. I wanted him to see how lovely it was. Finally, finally we have put up a fence so we can let the sheep in to the lower bit of garden. It's far too much for us to keep strimming and they will make a much better job of keeping it trim than we will!
My blackcurrants are really slow this year. We moved them last autumn up the garden so they wouldn't get eaten by the sheep. Maybe they haven't liked the change but they have been very slow to get going. I'm slowly filling the gaps and extending the flower bed along the front side of the house. I think it's a life long project! And as ever we have rainbows to photograph. I don't think this has been the wettest July but it's certainly been the coldest I can remember.
You sound like us, I don't know how we ever found time to work. Woodturning looks so interesting!
The turning pictures worked well.
That is a very smart fence but the cross brace on the gate is the wrong way round. Not to worry.
Fencing and garden looking wonderful. My fruit are very slow ripening this year. Have a lovely time in the far south.
I love your photos. For me they say "peace and rest". Having just moved away from a busy place to a quieter place, I've decided ... what I knew all along ... that a gentler pace of life is for me. All the best to you!
Always good to see what you are up to due North. Fabulous rainbow picture. I was delighted to see a blog about Copenhagen in your side bar. We want to go and need an insider's take on where to stay and what to do so will peruse this with interest.
Lucille I love Copenhagen. We haven't been for a number of years. I lived there back in the seventies and that's the Denmark I remember the most! Still in touch with friends and family there. I'm sure you would enjoy a holiday there.
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