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Bridge building

Val wrote about the flooding effect of the unseasonable rain in June. This episode was a forceful reminder of my long-standing wish that there was a bridge over the stream capable of allowing a tractor and mower to pass.
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The drains run free

This is the story of the continuing evolution of Plumber Man into Excavator Man.
Armed only with my trusty Takeuchi, and aided by my faithful surveyor/photographer/supervisor, I have transformed the far end of the vegetable garden. What was recently a sewage … Continue reading

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竹内      I join the Takeuchi fan club

If you have read Val’s recent post, you’ll know that I have bought a mini-digger.
Of course, the term “mini” is relative. My newly beloved Takeuchi is certainly small compared to the giant monsters you see ripping up the ground at … Continue reading

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In the Moment of the Heat

It’s hot. Very hot. So hot that Meteo-France has issued an orange ‘vigilance météorologique’ for a number of departments, including the Allier, telling us to “Ne sortez pas aux heures les plus chaudes (11h-21h)” and to “Limitez vos activités physiques”
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A Town Called Hedgehog

Yesterday was another weekend. We like to have our weekends during the week, when there are fewer other people out and about doing weekendy things. And we like to have them more than once a week. Because we can.
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Sucking Sewage

Friday came, and eventually (only two hours late) so did Monsieur Gaume. We had the usual mobile phone call to enquire how exactly to find our isolated house, and then his huge red lorry squeezed down the lane.Turning round … Continue reading

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