Dartmoor hares have been more popular than I imagined.
One of the hares above is for Wendy.
Wendy asked for a Dartmoor Hare for her pay it forward. Although the hare has been a while in coming, little paws will be making their way over our little bridge early next week.
We said goodbye to the cheeky stonemason's yesterday that have been around for what seems like months during the Summer.
For the time being, their job is done, the water relief channel (ditch) has been built.
We're still expecting them back to repair our little medieval bridge.
We won't however miss what must be the loudest concrete mixer in Devon, right outside our window every morning.
At least we know the water channel works. This morning we woke up to thunder storms and the sound of running water. Soggibottom Cottage is now officially on a small island, at the bottom of the hill. At least the downpour helped to clean some of the road outside.
Sandbags and flood gates haven't been mothballed, not yet anyway.
There's still work to do on the surrounding area. In case your wondering where all the red water has come from, it's not just from building the new water channel, most of the water has run off from the new road being built at the back of the village.
This is quite a stretch of mud, in fact this is the middle of the new road that is going to by pass our village. Not finished obviously.
A water culvert along the route. They are also building bat runs that will allow bats to fly safely from one side of the road to the other.
The weather is changing, our normal wet Autumn weather is here, I don't envy anyone having to work on the new road, in all that mud.
We are however so pleased the new water channel that sits beside us has been finished, in the nick of time maybe.
You can find Freya and her high Visibility coat over at the Catflap Cavalier.
Have a very dry weekend. :-) x x x