Living and Building a home in the heart of France
16th October 2006
While he was here, we asked him to uproot another stump that'd been here since we bought the place. It'll make mowing the lawns a lot easier, if nothing else.
Job done, the JCB trundled off, and we still don't know how much it'll cost us!
A few backbreaking days later, thanks to the JCB and the rotavator, the whole area to be grassed is done - dug, raked, stomped, raked again, sown and raked again, finishing in the rain for good measure.
But the timing was just right, as it's rained regularly ever since.... after just 3 days the first tiny blades of grass are showing.
What a relief that the job is finished - phew!
Meanwhile, that left us another job - to pick out the bits of splintered wood, make a bonfire, rake out the earth and scatter grass seed to heal the wounds.
Now watch it grow!