Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mouse 1, Cats 0

This little guy is actually quite big for a mouse. He survived being carried about by Smokey, and being pinned into a corner by Bandit. Found refuge where the cats couldn't reach, before I lured them in for breakfast, and chased the mouse outside. It ran off at speed, apparently uninjured.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Alan's brick oven, part 3

These pictures are actually about a month old, but here you go. This is us pouring the top slab of concrete onto the bottom half of the oven.

Alan lowered the height of the edge since you last saw this, so the slab will be a little thinner than we thought at first.

Half way done

Most of the way in

All done! And made nice and smooth, too.

A week later it was strong enough to stand on.

We have a large pile of boxes in our living room right now, which have arrived this week, containing all the metalwork items for the chimney and heat resistant blankets and materials for the dome. We have our eyes on a brick supplier and need to check them out. Next task; building the dome!

Water cats again

They love the bird bath. They especially love it when I am pouring water in there.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Crimbo lights are up.

This flying Santa was my birthday present from Tamzin. Rope light runway was my idea...