Friday, 7 December 2012

Gathering winter fuel

on Wednesday. Well, buying coal to bulk out the wood supply, and a new portable gas fire for the conservatory.

Ickleford Common

 We started near Ickleford Common, where we were checking out a new (to us) fuel merchant. Unfortunately, he doesn't open the yard to customers during the week as he's out delivering, so we ended up at our usual supplier.

Ron had a chase the ball session on the common, which he hated because the ball became covered in snow. The more he tried to dig it out, the icier the snow became.

Then it was on to Brookers to buy a replacement portable gas heater for the dull days when the conservatory isn't heated by the sun.