"Nothing should be wasted on the self-sufficient holding. The dustman should never have to call."
It was a lovely day today, Monday. Number one son made himself a new bucket for the mini digger and he was itching to try it out. So we decided to take down a scruffy looking fuchsia and stone hedge or is it a fedge? We saved the stones for drains and any old roots and branches were thrown away. He leveled it with the digger and I will rake it out tomorrow and throw some grass seed down for the birds to eat (ever the pragmatist) and for the mower to keep the grass down.
I noticed the green bottle in the picture peeping its neck from out of the ditch. I carefully scratched back the soil and was delighted to find it was still intact. I think it would contain about half a pint and it's got the writing: Beamish and Bandon on it. We had found ourselves a very old stout bottle brewed in West Cork.
One is always wary when destroying anything my ancestors made and I am always finding old horse shoes, ashes and cinders, broken clay smoking pipes and lots of broken crockery and bottles. It was great to find no plastic. There were no dustbin men years ago and everything they used and made was organic. Makes you think doesn't it? What do you think about plastic and do you believe in recycling?