09 April 2013

Weekend Wanderings

It was a weekend of wanderings - out to tea with friends on Friday followed by a National Trust day out at Falkland Palace where we were finishing the footpath that we started 2 weeks ago....


We are helping to construct a wheelchair/pushchair friendly path leading to a small secluded area overlooking the burn. This involved laying a wooden border held together with posts, packing the path with gravel and after it has been compacted, covering it with bark chippings. 


This is at the end of the path where the bench will be installed, but we had to lay some concrete blocks (which will be covered) to even out the ground and raise it. Behind the concrete blocks is my crazy paving from the fortnight before, when I spent an hour smashing up 2 large pieces of limestone with a sledge hammer to create some additional underlay for the path. 

We also got to explore the orchard and see all the bulbs (all 7000 of them) that we planted last autumn coming into flower.... the crocus were amazing...




The latest willow sculpture is 7 feet tall and stunning....this weekend I will be back at Falkland for a willow weaving project, creating a 10m long tunnel.....we were soaking the willow in the garden ponds for use this weekend.



The weather was glorious, the work industrious and the company great. Another fun day out with the National Trust Conservation volunteers.



9 comments:

Charlie P said...

I do love your makings and wanderings :-)
The goldfish mittens have absolutely made my day! May have to pinch the idea for a friend's baby...or some wing warmers for Mr.P. They're awesome x

Bethany Hissong said...

The path looks professional and I'm fascinated by the willow weaving! Even though I may never get to visit there, thank you for putting so much hard work into making it so lovely! The flowers are gorgeous! I think Spring is finally here!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Di -- it looks like you had a wonderful weekend. I love your work with the National Trust -- it's so interesting. Looks like a lot of hard work!

Tangara said...

That willow sculpture looks friendlier than the one out of the movie ;) - looks like you had a fab day out!

Anne Marie said...

The foot path looks so beautiful. It must be very gratifying to be part of such a project.

ibb said...

HArd work...and beautiful spring over there.
Love your chewacka...hahaha

jane said...

you make me want to get in the game too. thanks for sharing. you guys rock!
x

christinelaennec said...

That looks like very hard work but for such a worthy cause. I've never been to Falkland Palace, but I'm determined to get there someday. I'll think of you!

likeschocolate said...

How beautiful! Love the header! Have a great weekend! Wonder what this weekend will bring your way! I hope good things!