Today was hot. as in t-shirt wearing, lie on blankie, wonder about fly strike, two loads of washing dried, think about sunscreen hot. Really lovely.
Himself dug, I sowed seeds (three rows of carrots, more peas, mange tout), and we made some small progress on the pig pen. Himself put in two more posts, and together we moved the cast iron bath.
Moving the bath took us an hour and a half! – that is because it is stupidly heavy. Too heavy for us. With the sack-truck and a lot of heaving and a lot of rests we managed to get it out of the pig pen to be, and into the lane, where we rolled it up the lane, painfully slowly, using lengths of leylandii trunks – caveman making Stonehenge style – rolling the bath forward, moving the log from the back to the front.. repeat… over and over again. Turns out leylandii is useful for one thing then.
It is now sitting in it’s new home in the yard, where I shall use it as a planter. Just have to decide what will do well in a large container in a situation that only gets mid morning sun.. Its a nice old bath though, with an interesting drainage arrangement.. and curved feet. Presumably once of this house. I did email a restorer a while back – having established that these baths fetch about 2K when restored! – but he said it was too far gone. He could have a point. So now it will be an interesting planter in my garden…