Yesterday was nuts, wind wise, sunny but very windy, this morning it was the complete opposite. Overcast, flat calm and of course midgie.
So to avoid them it was a good day to stay in the house, but not for long, after the sun yesterday the plants needed watering.
This is the ruin in front of the house, now the walled garden. It was going to be a new bunkhouse but after getting planning the next stage meant much more money than we expected and in the present economic climate we felt it pointless. Now at least it is being used and producing something which is positive.
The idea is to use fishing boxes, prawn boxes and tubs because the slugs like to dine on our produce and this way there is a better chance, so far so good!
Yesterday I picked up a second hand shower pump from Duncan at DK Computers, Portree which was going spare. Apart from supplying pumps they are also pretty good at fixing computers at DK. It was Duncan who suggested the pump to increase pressure at the deer larder and with stalking starting soon the pressure’s on to get it ready. So a trial took place to-day which was successful. Next stage is to get bits from Portree and fit it. The difficult bit will be describing the sizes needed to Willie Wilsons staff in Portree, plumbing fittings for me are a nightmare.
Three yachts in to-day but the one from Oban left in the early evening, maybe the midgies were bothering them.
They all came ashore, paid there dues and even bought some produce, much appreciated.
Later on there was a committee meeting of the RYA on the path behind Rona Lodge.