Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Freeze-dried stoned-cold walling.


It was cold and still dark when we arrived at the Fife job site yesterday morning.


A fresh layer of snow covered the wall and our remaining building stones we had to work with .


After a night of below-zero temperature, the water is still trickling out of the font.

My hands at first go predictably numb with the morning cold as I kneel in the snow adding frozen stones to the final knee wall , a dry stone terrace that will complete this now very snowy garden enclosure. Feeling eventually comes back slowly to my fingers as I continue to work. Funny that - the temperature hasn't warmed up that much, but my fingers have somehow stoped complaining and reluctantly come back to life.

2 comments:

  1. Part of the fun of working in winter in Scotland. It's not helped by the job site being 600ft above sea-level!

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  2. Just wait John , next week you will be working at 1000 feet above sea level.

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