My new camera arrived yesterday and I'm thrilled. It's amazing and the zoom is just awesome so, I have been out and about snapping away in the lovely May sunshine.
I also decided that it was time the tussocks were gone. I finally managed to get my petrol strimmer going which quite frankly, was nothing short of a miracle because it's very temperamental and it's been well over a year since I last used it due to the Nasty Neighbours. I tucked my trousers into my socks in case of creepy crawlies and I attacked the patio with the strimmer. Four hours later the patio was tussock free and looked like this ...
I'm taking a bit of a break now for a couple of hours because it's very hot down here and four hours of the vibrations of the massive strimmer have made my hands cramp so I have come inside until the sun has gone off the patio .... about 3.30pm ish and then I'm going to go out and have another go at some weeding. Once the cut grass has dried I will rake it up and dump it on the compost heap in the field and then start again.
I also rescued my plant rack from amongst the brambles and have started to stack the damp logs on it to dry out. I figure that a few days of nice sunny weather and they will be dry as a bone and ready to stack somewhere dry. All in all, quite a productive day so far.