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Interesting weekend at the dome plot.

Spent most of the weekend on the dome plot but because the weather was so nice I decided to work outside and try and sort out the small plot of land that surrounds the dome. I wanted to tidy up the perimeter of the plot as it is a mess and impossible to maintain without spraying with chemicals. I needed to replace the old fence with something that was easy to strim up to and would also form the outer edge of no dig beds. I found someone who needed to get rid of some scaffold boards as they were taking up space so I got them up the the plot. I was in the process of giving the boards a coat of wood stain when a car pulls up in the carpark and out jumps a couple of young ladies. They were from the local university and one of them was studying photography. They asked if they could do a photo shoot in the dome. So for a hour one took photos of the other in various poses in and around the dome whilst I got on with the painting.

That was Saturday. On Sunday a friend turned up with a professional quality drone and did some aerial shots of the dome and surrounding area. I was really impressed with the quality of the raw footage. Both the photographer and the drone pilot said they would send over the footage so hopefully, very soon, I should have some nice pictures and video to post on the blog.

I did manage to get the perimeter sorted out though plus I have hung the gate that has been leaning against the fence for the last year.

This is what the plot looked like before I started

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In between the posts and intertwined with the grass was old rusty chicken wire and a lot of rocks. The previous guy on this plot took all the stones he could find and placed them around the edge of the plot for some reason. It took some effort to rip up all the wire and dig out the grass, roots and stones but I think it looks a lot better now and will be a lot easier to maintain in the future.

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The plan now is to build a fence off the top of the boards so the wire will be protected from the strimmers.

The weather is becoming wet again for a few days so we will start doing more work inside the dome.

more soon

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