Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Bridge-building weekend

A blog break this weekend as we had a lot of fencing and bridge-building to get on with. Luckily the weather was fantastic and we had extra help from SB and Alan. We wanted to extend the track but to do so we had to cross a stream which - though it isn't very wide - has carved a 10 foot deep gorge. 
So a proper bridge was definitely required...These timbers don't look much from this angle but they are 15 feet long and 6 inches square and they weigh a TON!
Getting them in place and trued up was by far the hardest bit, but once that was done it all started falling into place...
...and with Al in charge of design and construction how could we go wrong?!...
A feat of engineering - and solid enough for anything!
The finished bridge and new fencing, all ready to go. 

I haven't forgotten the horses, of course, and they have also been enjoying the sunshine. We have a new arrival, Thomas the Third, whose photos will be up tomorrow, and updates on Itsy and Freddie are due this week too. More soon!


jenj said...

Gah, I never get tired of the GORGEOUS pictures of your countryside! Just lovely!

Nic Barker said...

It looked glorious this weekend for sure - couldn't be better :-) Can't beat this time of year!