Our smallholding of 5 acres is amazing but we've only just enough parking for two cars making it difficult when friends or family turn up (kind of like water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink - but more like space, space everywhere but not a place to park).
|A large front garden that I we won't really use|
We decided enough was enough and with the help (and digger) of my father we decided to pick the wettest most miserable weekend to start it on!
|Pulling the tree over with the digger - I only had to cut one root|
First off we removed a tree farm style - roots and all - using the mini digger and set about clearing the area to be dug.
Taking the tree down has let in much more light and made the space feel bigger.
|fir tree on the ground - a bit or rubbish firewood for the winter to mix with the good stuff|
The next job was digging up and moving the soil to allow stone in its place. Dads a master on a digger and I manned the dumper truck in the driving rain - I wish mine had a cab, dad couldn't understand the glum look on my face!
|Dad loves playing on his diggers|
|Looking quite wet stood on my dumper truck|
|A trailer full of hardcore delivered by tractor and a wet spaniel|
Once we'd tipped the hardcore we could see how much stone we need to order. Dad did manage to make a path across the mud and level enough ground to park the car and the van on the drive again. We'll have to try and finish this next weekend - I hope it doesn't rain too much and become a swimming pool!