I know. There has been a lot of non-wood working content on the blog of late, but I promise there is some good -wood related stuff to come. The last of the built-ins in the cottage is nearly finished and with that so is the cottage in its entirety. Im planning a 'walk through video' of the house when it's all done, so stay tuned, it's not far away.
Of course that is not inclusive of all the furniture to fit it out with. That's another story, but these things take time. It reminds me of when I renovated my last house and I had a retired carpenter/joiner who would help me out every few days for an hour or so. Tony was 70 at the time and one day I said to him that Rome wasn't built in a day. Quick as a flash he replied, " that's because I wasn't the foreman! " What can you say to that?
Anyway, while I'm off the subject, I couldn't let this photo opportunity slip by. Two days ago I was in the paddock at Rock House tidying up the last of the Elm when I noticed something moving through the grass. Rats are common place and the size was about the same. Then this little guy popped up. No not a rabbit, but a hare. Well, a leveret to be precise. When you have seen plenty of both rabbits and hares, it's quite easy to tell one from the other, even when they are this young.
I think the sound of the saw must have moved him ( her? ) out from under the log. Unlike rabbits hare are much more docile and I think he was just glad to be away from the noise.
Not living in burrows like rabbits, hare live in 'forms' or depressions in long grass. And unlike the rabbit they have never successfully been kept in captivity. So while Tom would have loved to have had him as a friend for his guinea pigs, he sat on and in my beanie before I let him go back in the long grass when we were finished.
How do you like those feet!
Although these guys are a feral animal, it is good to see them out and about. Ok, it's out of my system now. Tune in for the next cottage instalment and soon after I'll be listing and showing the range of furniture I intend to make for it.