White bunnies everyone. Here we are at the start of a new month.
The day started breezy and cold and we had a repair to do if the wind dropped.
Our neighbour’s fence was almost falling down and the last thing anyone wanted was for Kela to go walkabout like she did before.
Photo: Kela’s favourite spot in our house.
Hubby was able to remove enough featherboards to get on the other side and see what was what. He cut away all the brambles so that he could work between the wooden fence and the council’s mesh fencing, then set to work getting rid of the rotted post. He was able to put in the repair spike and with my help used the sledgehammer to put the new post in situ.
He had to replace two featherboards as they were completely rotted, but once he’d sorted out the new post and attached the crossbeams to it, the fence would be solid, so there was no need to replace the second post.
Anyway it’s all done and not going anywhere. Everything has been tidied away and the only outstanding thing to do for her now is to replace a broken board on the veranda of her little summer house. She knew it was rotten, but there is nothing of her so it wasn’t until Hubby put his weight on it that it gave way. It’s fixable, so no problem and we can get a suitable board the next time we’re in one of the major town’s DIY outlets.
Lunch was therefore late and we settled down to fish, hash browns and beans for him and tomato pasta for me at 3pm. We can have the last of our stew around 5 o’clock as it wasn’t substantial enough to be our main meal today.