Monday, 30 January 2012

Day 2

Didn't take the dog with me today, she was more of a hinderance than a help yesterday. Managed to get 3 hours there, spent most of the time removing the structure at the end. For some wierd reason it was made out of sticks wrapped around with material, a multitude of it. It burnt well. There are still a lot of brambles there, that is going to be very difficult to shift, however, a very nice man from one of the other plots got his hedgecutter and cut some of them down for me.

Managed to mark out 2 sides, yes it was 30 x 50 ft. There is enough carpet hidden under the weeds and I also found a few tyres. There are also quite a few plastic boxes but they may come in useful so I haven't thrown them away. As you can see they are stacked up in the middle of the plot.

I think I have done well so far, will keep going as long as the weather allows. I have never minded the cold or snow but rain gets me down, I think it's wearing glasses that's the main problem, just can't see anything when they get wet.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Day 1.

Well I got here about midday and set about clearing as much as I could. Had a nice big fire going and the neighbour plot holders came to warm up and introduced themselves. The dog was not so well behaved though so I wont be taking her again untill it's all sorted. Below are 2 shots of the plot in it's full weed filled glory.

I wasn't quite sure what the structure on the far right was, but, the neighbour filled me in. No it wasn't a greenhouse it was a sweat house. Yes the last owners were fans of Native Americana and used it to contemplate life. Plenty of rubbish still needs to be removed but I have cleared quite a bit of it.