Today we woke up to sunshine and Spring warmth, which was just what was called for because today was work party day at the arm, where several of us planned to get some important jobs done.
The lock gates which were sunken into the ground at the beginning of the year were going to be finished off and have a new pathway and gravelled.
Painting and staining the back of the gates.
The same thing with the front of the gates.
The new pathway began from the middle gates.
Great to see men at work .
Gridded pathway goes down.
Gravel gets rakes on top. Great job done.
Lunch was eaten and tea and coffee supplied, which was very much needed before we got down to more work.
Wendy and I got on with weeding and digging over the rose bed.
Tony got on with repairing the leaking roof.
I then helped Alan with the Sensory Garden, we planted new shrubs and herbs.
Looks fantastic now.
The arm has a flock of Sparrows who use a nest box to nest in and live in all year round but it has seen better days. Today the Sparrows got a new hotel.
The new hotel was put up. You will notice that the old one has the bottom dropping out of it, so we are hopeful that the Sparrows will use the new one sooner rather than later.
One of the last jobs of the day was to put the new benches in place.
Bench two then gets installed.
Some of the work party who worked hard on the new pathway.
Keith enjoyed himself today, he helped out with some of the painting and he took some of the photographs on today’s blog, so thanks to my dear man.
A great job done by all.