We've been here before - LP has gone away for a few months not intending to return but the lure of endless hard work and relentless graft at Bag End pulls him back [NOT]!! This time, however, his house is sold, he's bought a new one the other side of the country and it's quite likely that today was his penultimate day with us.
Thursday started well (for me) with Management meeting him in town to collect steel and timber.
Their reward for this selfless act was bacon and egg sandwiches.
It took LP very little time to fix the compost bin side which needed more support, and whilst the tools were to hand we put in some bracing for the picket fence.
LP and I put in the final section of larch slab around the Top Pond which completes, for now, all we can do in this area.
In another act of Bag End insanity, I had LP finish dismantling the nursery beds we built a couple of years ago. I over-designed them, haven't used them as much as I had hoped and want the timber for something else . . .
That something else being (hopefully) the last large bed we create.
Unexpectedly, but happily, we had a delivery from Northern Polytunnels and with Management available we spent an hour or so in the afternoon man/woman-handling a very large piece of shade netting. For now it is clamped in place and over the weekend Management and I will tension it and fix it firmly to the frame. Happy Days . . . !!