Our little medieval bridge is being repaired AGAIN.. the last time it was repaired was sometime in 1600.
I couldn't resist sharing this guy who seems so happy in his work. Lovely guy, I have never seen him without a smile on his face. Mind you, he hasn't been around working on this side of the bridge very long. We have had the pleasure of his smiling face for a few short weeks.
A snag hit our new water relief channel at the beginning of last week. After a huge downpour of rain, we thought all was well, the water was channeled down the new
The normal flow of the stream was down to hardly a trickle of water.
This is where the new water relief channel meets the stream. the edge of the water relief channel is too low.
All the water is being directed straight down the water relief channel.
Er... water relief channel ?
Isn't a water relief channel supposed to take water to relieve the natural stream when it rains heavily, to help with possible flooding and not take all the water, so that the natural stream dries up and gets over grown with
After a day away yesterday we came back to find the answer to all our problems of flooding.
Devon County Council in their wisdom have come up with an answer. A bit of wood across the opening of the water relief channel.
That bit of wood makes the whole year seem worthwhile...before I say more and really get myself into hot water, thought it best if I show a calm scene, and other snaps the camera took yesterday.
Our two eldest granddaughters on their way home from school.
The hairy caterpillar Mr Chops.
Karina and her mum.
Freya can be found over at catflap cavalier.
One more smile. Two of the rag dolls that were on here a few weeks ago found their way over the little bridge (dodging the holes), to their new home in the U.S. With the desired effect, just love that smile.
It's always good to near home after a long day out. Seeing huge machines on the road remind us one day, the village will have a new by pass, all the holiday traffic in the Summer months can get from one place to another a whole eight minutes quicker and then be stuck in another traffic jam further along the road. A spokesman from Devon County Council, earlier today told us that the stream will eventually level it's self out.. He hasn't actually seen this stream in full flow. We really hope he is right !
No one move that bit of wood........ Have a great weekend guys as always see you soon X