Just a hunch.....(First Posted Nov 08)

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Just a hunch.....(First Posted Nov 08)

Postby Tracey B » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:50 pm

...........that there will be fewer posts from people who want to become dry stone wallers until about April next year. Or am I getting cynical in my old age?
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Postby Lakeside » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:34 pm

Its nit even that cold yet :wink: Or do you mean the credit crunch.
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Postby Tracey B » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:54 pm

well its pretty bloody cold in West Yorkshire, maybe I should move to Cheltenham.
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Postby Jayt » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:03 pm

Hi all,
its just bloody cold here in Durham, cold is not pretty at any time Tracey :D. Having said that I was working today without my coat on, so even though there had been a hard frost, it was still pleasant wearing just my norwegian shirt and thermals. Before anyone jumps on me for grammatical errors, I was also wearing trousers and boots :D
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Postby Jayt » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:18 pm

Hush my gob, after Sunday the weather got its own back today. It was cold, wet, windy and I spent more time digging stone out of the ground; then chipping the frozen grass and mud off than I did building the wall. A case of one frozen sod chipping other frozen sods :D.
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Postby jerryg » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:44 pm

Today the weather was really really good for what it was good for. Cold frozen snow covered, couldn't do no walling but we have been waiting for a while to drive across some very boggy ground and through a ford to deliver a load of materials to one of our sites. So that's okay. Need a frost tonight too to do more of the same tomorrow, and then a thaw for friday would be nice and then lovely sun-kissed hot sunshine next week to get back t'wall.
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Postby Tracey B » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:40 pm

Well Jay. Im glad you have been remembering to put yer trewsers on in this mad climate. Your post reminded me of something I wrote here during December 2007, so I looked back and it said.
"With reference to the weight and density of stone, it is strange how the water within sandstone freezes in very cold weather. So not only the environment for wallers is hostile, the stones are also more difficult to work. Its very annoying having to the rip the stones from the frozen ground, then bash off their attached beards of hardened soil and turf before you can wall them.....roll on summer."
So, you may work alone, but you are not alone (if you catch my drift?!)
Even just getting to work is a pain in the wotsits at the moment.
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Postby Lakeside » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:36 am

Morning guys and girls. From the weather forecast, it looks like your stone may be covered with a layer of snow. Its still not got that cold in Gloucestershire, very wet mind. I tend to tidy gardens in winter, so i can hide under trees and clean( hide in ) green houses. 8)
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Re: Just a hunch.....

Postby Tracey B » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:07 pm

So call me Mystic Meg. Was just looking back for and old thread and found this one on my travels.........
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Re: Just a hunch.....(First Posted Nov 08)

Postby Steaming North » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:21 pm

To be fair some of us tried to post in December but the old forun wouldn't let us join. I tried four times, got my user name etc. and password but it saud that it wasn't recognised when I tried to log in.

Maybe you just knew the system wasn't working?
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Re: Just a hunch.....(First Posted Nov 08)

Postby Tracey B » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:22 am

Thats perfectly true. I stand corrected.
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Re: Just a hunch.....(First Posted Nov 08)

Postby Steaming North » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:19 pm

One nil. I win. Hehe

Had my first full day of walling today. Good to get into the flow of it instead of it being 3 hours each time!
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