Yesterday Norman and I were doing some gapping near Auchterarder.
It was cold and sunny.
While the early morning frost covering ground can be quite beautiful ...
stones that have been on the ground during a cold night will often cling tenaciously to the grass when you try to pick them up.
The hard clumps of turf they pull up with them, makes them almost impossible to use until they warm up a bit. And even though your building material is all there lying on the ground, and you're ready to get walling, sometimes you still have to wait a while until the sun unfreezes and frees everything up.