Just to the left of this photo is our final coal bunker. It was moved here 4 years ago when we had our bio mass boiler fitted. We put all our remaining anthracite into it with the plan of using it on the front fire in the winter.
So for four years it has sat here, full of coal and totally unused, so as it hasn't been touched for such a long time we decided to give it to someone who would use it. The lucky recipiant was our neighbour who has a solid fuel Rayburn.
So this morning my local coal man started to bag it all up
This is just half of it.
Then we passed it over the fence, as simple as that! Heavy work but its done now.
We are now trying to get rid of the coal bunker, but I don't hold out much hope, so I have sprayed all the nuts and bolts with WD40 to help, I hope, when we come to undo them and will take it apart later ready to go to someone or to the tip.
In May I bought two new cactus, Pachycereus pringlei and Trichocereus macrogonus, well, today I actually got them planted, without to much damage to myself.
I had to move the large trough at this end just to be able to reach to plant it and found a rather unpleasant surprise underneath the trough................. a nest of rats!!! We have been inundated with them this year, I have never known such a bad year in the 29 years of living here. I have no idea why, except possibly the neighbours who moved out earlier this year took there cats, so we now have no cats in the row of cottages!! Maybe we will have to get another one????