Long-suffering readers may well remember this post from two years ago. Re-reading it now, I am chastened to recall that our dilapidated wall has been awaiting attention for all of that time. Shame on me.
Now, most photos from Tense Towers, looking straight across the front lawn, do not show the wall in too bad a light. However, a glance along the wall is a very different kettle of fish...
Well, this afternoon, pretty much two years to the day since the training course, I finally went all neolithic with our boundary dyke.
It was a grand day, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. To be exact, the Skylarks were calling, as small migrating flocks of five or six flew overhead from morning until evening.
The first task was to remove the fallen portion of the wall...
then it was possible to see the state of the cross section of the wall.
The infill was mostly absent, which will not have helped the structure.
And so the re-build began, trying to maintain the 'A' shape of the cross section and packing the centre of the wall with plenty of infill.
At least it is now a bit straighter!
I suspect that the rest of the wall will need attention too, but I will need to recover from this session first.