I am still on leave and still trying to do lots of work on the house and property. I have had to rest a couple of days due to illness (although it turns out it was a severe case of Hay Fever. How was I to know, I have never had it before), yet I have been out there working on the garden.
One of the main projects I intend to finish before I return to work is to build a wooden picket fence between my neighbor and my house. Kitty and I had spent some time trying to get in touch with my neighbor, yet they were never at their holiday home, and we could not locate a contact for them. We decided to go ahead with building the fence without consulting with them. I started work the other day on clearing the land between our houses, such as removing a large compost area, cutting down branches that were in the way, etc. While working on the compost bins I noticed that my neighbors back door was open. Something which I had not seen happen before. I walked over and met the owner of the house, who showed my family and I through his house… which was very nice of him. I had some time to discuss the proposed fence, and the border. He told me that he wasn’t too fussed if I screwed up the boundary line, as long as it was close. He also told me he would pay for half the cost, which is good news (although I looked into this, and by law he has to pay for half. I didn’t mention this to him though).
Since then I have plotted out the boundary, using electric fence cable, and staked out where I intend to dig my post holes. I also bought half a dozen posts to start work in a couple of days.
I will be sure to get some more information on the work I am doing with the fence.