Today saw Stuart and I taking a departure from our usual work and turn our hand to ‘carpentry’ as we began building a new shed in the office garden to expand our storage.

Over the years we have amassed a vast array of equipment and whilst we have two sheds, both have reached their capacity. We were fortunate to be given a huge amount of timber by Dougie Dunsmuir that just so happens to be perfect for constructing the framework of our shed, many thanks Dougie.

Hiding beneath the timber was this attractive looking slug which I believe is an Arion rufus, large red slug.

A colourful slug with a vivid orange foot fringe.

A colourful slug with a vivid orange foot fringe.

 

A sturdy, level frame for the shed, which will provide us with plenty more storage space.

A sturdy, level frame for the shed and at 4.8m x 2.7m this shed will provide us with plenty more storage space.

 

Not too bad for non experts….however in a previous life Stuart was in construction so there weren’t many excuses….

 

Getting there, the finished shed will have a pent roof to shed water.

Getting there…the finished shed will have a pent roof to shed water.

We finished up shortly before five o’clock, having completed the base and side panels we left reasonably happy with the progress we’d made.

Whilst this was a welcome change from our day to day work, tomorrow we’ll have to spend time in the office catching up with various bits and pieces. Water levels kiboshed our electrofishing plans for the beginning of this week, so this was an ideal opportunity to get ahead with this project.

A base, and two side panels...given another couple of decent days we should finish the construction of the shed.

A base, and two side panels…given another couple of decent days we should finish the construction of the shed.

 

 

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