You know when you just have ‘one of those weeks’? Well we’ve just had one….
In some ways it’s fairly typical of our new crofting life; everything is always so busy, exciting and challenging all at the same time. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions with things changing all the time, highs and lows, and never, ever (or very rarely…) going to plan. We knew it was never going to be easy so it’s all about riding out the storms, learning as we go and overall, keeping the faith it will all come good in the end.
So seeing as we’ve had a few tricky patches this week, it seems appropriate to have this blog about rubbish. Lynbreck is scattered with relicts of the past. There are a few small bits and bobs around
So all that’s not too bad. But, as we were talking about today with a new neighbour and experienced crofter Marina, back in the days before amenity recycling centres, people didn’t have places to bring their household goods and old equipment. Quite often they had a dump or if it was a bit of broken farm equipment, they just left it where it was.
So as you can see, we have a challenge ahead. Some of it will just have to stay, but we think most of it we’ll manage to get out. It’s going to take time, a bit of muscle and sweat and a little help but we’re already starting to chip away.
On a high point we’ve harvested bags of tatties, the new chickens are laying and the sun is here for the week. Onwards and upwards……