A late custom button order last night which we needed to finish making the oak toggles for, needed drilling and waxing this morning, Steve was doing guest breakfasts. We had two Parisian guests last night (very lovely girls we spent a very nice evening with them). Then Steve to post office with the order, update the computer, guests away, beds stripped, laundry on, and then our breakfast. (which makes for a very happy Steve) then over to the croft.

and so it begins.. where to start?? at the beginning? yes lets… the entrance

beginning to clear up the entrance, bailer wrap and twine.

beginning to clear up the entrance, bailer wrap and twine.

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old stock fencing grown into ground

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some very useful telegraph poles, just not right here

So all of this is now clear and the beautiful little frog which was carefully looked after by Bruiser survived the whole activity.

A bit of drystone walling repair, mainly because it is the only dry path down one section of the croft at the moment.

Three loads of washing done and on the line to dry! grass cut front and back (Steve even mowed around the buttercups!)

. Some more buttons cut from a Horse chestnut tree which had come down in the storms earlier this year at Tongue.

Lunch/dinner which Steve decided to photograph…. an amazing 5 cheese salad  (thanking our wonderful neighbours for the cheese gift from their recent travels) with homemade bread and freshly made coleslaw!

5 cheese salad

5 cheese salad

Then washing in from line and put away and back over to the croft for a wildflower study, dog walk and bunny count by bruiser in the sand dunes. Hundreds of Orchids every where we stepped, absolutely stunned by the sheer amount.

Orchids

Orchids

Orchids

Orchids

Beautiful fragrant Orchid

Beautiful fragrant Orchid

Our view from the croft of Orkney was amazingly clear this evening, and so many shades of blue too.

Orkney and shades of blue

Orkney and shades of blue

Beautiful blue skies

Beautiful blues in the skies

bog cotton blowing in the breeze

bog cotton blowing in the breeze

Finally a shower and then a last photo of Ben loyal as the light was stunning this evening.

 

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Now with the time at 23.24 Bruiser is excitedly awaiting the appearance of the deer on the Moine – he is like a Kid the night before Christmas – he keeps going to lie down only to get back up a minute or two later to see if they’ve arrived yet! No doubt he will wake us up and tell us when they do…