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Sunday, October 15, 2017

More gabions!

Cause you can't have too many. Especially when you have rubble. So, our chimney came down in the roof works, and we thought, we'll keep that and build four rubble filled gabions lining the bottom of the driveway.

It took the roofers about four hours to knock it down, and then they stacked it beautifully for us at the top of the drive. There it is in a photo in the previous post. Chimney stays onsite and we have repurposed it. Today we shifted all the rubble to the bottom of the drive.

We bought the wire cages this time, much easier. Twisted wire around them and voila, four wire cages - gabions.

Yesterday we did two.  We were minding Rusty the dog after a cruciate ligament op, so he had to stay quietly in the van beside us.

We had to dig out a bit of dirt, good soil too, and barrow it up the driveway and down the steps at the back. What with that and the rubble shifting, two sore backs. Ow and ow.

And today we did the other two.

Done and dusted and ready for a gin and tonic.

It's been a lovely couple of days to work outside, and go the Naprogesic is all I can say right now. We'll sleep well tonight.