Thursday, 6 October 2011

Walling at Banks Farm - 5th October

Well so ends another weeks walling at Banks Farm, the weather held off til the last minute and despite the interest from the cows currently residing in the fields we got a good days work in.

We were joined by faces old and new this week, welcome back to Barry G and hello to Nick who has slogged over from the west to help us along our way.

We split into pairs and carried on building up the wall at the far end and took down the rest of the stint to foundation level. We set Nick (as an experienced waller) the task of working on the cheekend and the rest of us tried to find some room and work on raising up a substantial height of wall before the end of the day.

Clearing foundations

Foundations going in

The session was fraught with strong winds, bovine interest, cow pat encrusted canines (thanks Boogie) and injury. (I managed to bash two fingers and get grit in my eye, which after a trip to the minor injuries unit at Ripon turned out to be a minor laceration - ouch).

Well that'll be all from me for now, my medicinal red wine is starting to take effect and my typing is wandering, I'm also a little freaked out by the florescent eye dye coming out of my nose!

Thanks to Chris, Em2, Richard (the younger), Graham D, Nick, Barry G, Martin and Phillip for all your hard work today.


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