Things are finally starting to take shape with this project. As you can see below I've installed the pipe outlet into tank 2 from which the water will overflow back into the main drain pipe. I've also connected a copper pipe to the bottom of tank 1, this is where the water will be fed to the pump and then on to the outside tap. Bit of a challenge this one as I've only ever worked with copper piping once before and that was under instruction from my friend Michael, who's a dab-hand at this plumbing lark. I was especially please as I managed to bend the 22mm copper pipe to the shape I needed (using a spring) and also solder the two lengths together to reach the pump. It's also connected to the bottom of the tank. Don't know if all these joints ae water-proof mind you!!! And finally today I've connected the two tanks together, well almost. I've cut the holes in the tanks and have the joining pipe, but I need to tank connectors which I've ord
First the Pine Marten discovered the feeder intended for the red squirrels (see previous post) and he's now a regular visitor (if you're booked to stay with us in the next couple of weeks be sure to ask if you'd like to see him). Now the red squirrels have decided to move on to the peanut feeder intended for the birds. It's not that the pine marten have scared the red squirrels off their feeder, they're on it every day as well and we keep it topped up, it's just that some squirrels seem to relish the challenge of hanging upside down trying to pull peanuts out through the wire. Red Squirrel stealing nuts intended for the birds.
It's strange, lately the peanuts in the squirrel feeder in the garden have been disappearing really quickly recently. Then a couple of days ago I noticed this... That's a fat looking squirrel Looks like a bit of a fat squirrel. Of course it's not, we've found the culprit. A pine marten has discovered the feeder and been helping himself to all the nuts. Pine Marten eating all the nuts. They're not meant for you Don't look so surprised, you've been caught