Carefully inspected by the chickens - polytunnel progress thursday, which is newly named 'mother and son bonding Thursdays', he has every Thursday off school, therefore we've decided to spend this day together playing with polytunnel bits!
This is a reycled polytunnel which means its a bit like a giant meccano set (without the instructions or the special tools) - we have it numbered from when it was taken down from the place it was up last and now somehow or other, as if by pixie magic, it will all go back together nicely.
And if all else fails, we'll pop along to the place where we got it from, where there is a twin of this tunnel, (not in bits) and we'll scratch our heads alot and make notes there.
However, so far so good - the other far side first hoop corner concreted in, five post holes dug today and the giant meccano laid out in rough order, we think, apart from the main long bar which we'd laid out cheekily at the side just for kicks!!
We left it like that for the day, side ways Orkney rain arrived, we ran, then of course out came the sun and the chicken troop inspecting the work, clip boards under their wings, pencils behind their lugs, demanding more biscuits.