The cold weather has retreated for a while, so it's time to get out into the garden and do some work.
One of the few areas of the garden we haven't yet really tackled is the remnants of the long drop toilets. These are at the end of a little alcove in the garden between the garage and the granary. When we finished work before Christmas and our trip away we had reached as far as putting in a concrete retaining wall at the end of the alcove so we can make a little patio, but we had not really made any firm decisions about what to do where the long drops are.
The patient and long suffering Alex arrived on Thursday morning and we started the work we knew had to be done - demolishing the dunnies. This was essential as what remained of the roof was pushing rainwater against the wall of the granary, and we suspect it is this that was causing the end wall of the granary to be damp. Soon Alex was up a ladder, removing slates (to be reused as mulch) and then the roof beams. Next to go was the dividing wall between the two cubicles.
right shoulder was there...
Where'd it go then!?
This caused the foot of our garden wall to collapse. This wasn't expected, but it was in a way lucky: when we stopped all work for Alex put in a concrete pad as foundation to rebuild the wall we discovered that up to that time it had just sort of been hanging over a bit of a pit.
soon be holding up our wall