Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just for a change ...

... I was up early this morning and I managed to have a really good go at the website this morning. I've left Trois Rivieres and arrived at Cap-de-la-Madeleine where I'm having a good wander around the pilgrimage site. Absolutely fascinating and full of the most unexpected irony. 

So this afternoon I was up the ladder, in the wind, chiselling out the old sand-and-clay mortar from the top of the wall and there was so much that came out that I had to do two large mixes of mortar and that still wasn't enough to do that bit.

And it was exciting up there for several reasons.
Firstly, I was carried away with what I was doing and it was 19:05 and dark when I knocked off this evening.
Secondly there was all kinds of noise going on in the brush in the field next door and all of a sudden two wild boar shot out and ran across the field. The first wild boar that I have seen properly here aswell. They are bigger and heavier than I expected and the earth moves when they run. They have a hell of a speed as well. And the racket that they make is astonishing. I was really surprised.

I'd have taken a pic of them but I was up the top of the ladder and the camera was down below. After all, it's difficult enough trying to manipulate a bucket of water and a paintbrush, a hand brush, a bucket full of stones, a trowel and a hawk full of lime mortar when you are up the top of a ladder. You don't need a camera as well.

Tonight I made a curry and seeing as I have no courgette left I used tinned mushroom and tinned chick peas. And it didn't half come out well too. And there's enough for another two days as well.

So tomorrow I'll be back up the wall. And quite right too.

1 comment:

  1. It looks great, a really neat job. A bit more decent weather (oh if only!) and that end of the house will be nice and watertight this winter.