Today we (Alan, Richard, Ian and myself) went back to Wooplaw to finish off the wall repair we started earlier in the year. It was good to see that the work we'd done on our last visit was still up, but there was still quite a bit of work to do, including the tricky bit round the tree.
The horses were still there, seemingly a little less shy than last time (perhaps they remembered us, a harmless bunch of humans whose main interest seems to be making long, orderly piles of stones).
And there were some other creatures ... if you look closly, you might be able to spot a monkey in the tree ..
Before lunch I took a stroll over from Gullet Wood (where we were working) to Big Wood (the monkey needed to use the facilities,such as they are). Work seems to have been progressing on rebuilding the log cabin, which was burnt down by vandals last year.
While I was there I popped down to have a look at the bridge we built, and was happy to see it still in situ and looking good.
Meanwhile,back at Gullet Wood work was continuing apace, and by early afternoon the wall below the tree was complete.
Richard had to leave us then, but shortly after his departure Chris showed up, and with his help we tackled the remaining section of wall.
And by about 3 o'clock it was all back up.
Yesterday we staged a small dry stone walling demonstration at the Haddington Agricultural Show.
The show was only on for one day, but we managed to build a couple of metres or so of a small wall, and received quite a lot of interest in what we were doing and the craft in general.
It was bright and sunny all day, but there was a breeze so it didn't feel too hot (I managed to sunburn myself - I really must look out my sun hat).
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