Dog Kennel

The latest big news here at Ingle Pingle is that a new member of the house has moved in. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, Henry!

(image from Ceri Burrows Photography)

Every dog needs a home, and so I have been set with the task of ensuring Henry has somewhere to stay while I am out at work. Dog kennels are expensive, and standard, so obviously, a normal one wouldn’t fit in the garden! I popped down to the local wood recycling centre and picked up some pallet wood. A bit of sawing and screwing later, and voila! I think this cost me about £30 in total. 10552371_258209217722376_2929015119196851492_n10600422_258209224389042_8940516124000728141_n

Henry seems to be warming to it, though it does have some finishing touches to be made to it to make it fully weatherproof. For now, he is enjoying the dry weather with next door’s cat, Ace.


Green Roof Update

As the winter approaches, I need to face up to the neglected “green” roof that sits on top of the building. When the stormy weather hit over the last winter and early spring, the decking got battered, and it was a real repair job to sort it out. Yesterday I ordered the last bit of decking I need to finish the job, so I’m hoping this weekend, I can finally call it finished!

A couple of months ago I did get a chance to do some more work on it, here is the three raised beds I finished. These are now sprouting all types of greenery with no help from myself, so I’ll have to take an updated photo and post it.

Green roof almost there!

I also got around to fitting a chimney on the roof for a wood burner inside. Hopefully this winter should be a bit less chilly inside if I go up there!
Wood burner!

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