|A good job takes good preparation!|
Jake and the team have had fun, having discovered that the space left for the polytunnel wasn't actually quite big enough, which has meant a lot more digging and possibly a few choice words being said. However, despite all the problems, they have managed to get most of the footings in ready for the big day on Wednesday.
On Thursday, we had a really nice crowd down, and all worked really hard to finish scraping off the raised beds and painting them with a base coat. Many thanks to Helen, Wayne, Hugh, Glenford, Amanda, Ray and Ellis who all did a brilliant job. We've used a low-toxicity Cuprinol garden paint for wood that doesn't have the vapours of gloss, and is matt, so it should give a good surface for the art work. It's also a preservative, so we'll let you know if it's as good as it says on the tin!
|Hugh showing off his very useful electric sander, not to mention the crazy flourescent hood|
|Ellis posing for the camera while painting!|
|More sanding - groan!|
|Helen painting - and splattering her best outdoor coat and starry wellies in the process|