You would think that there was only so much drilling that children could do but still they worked on the logs. WOrking today with class one, care around moving the logs was even more important.
Support was needed to help drilling once the holes got deep and friction came into play. Mr B. improvised a novel solution, one small child on each end of the Scotch eyed auger handle!
The best bit for the children? Cleaning out the holes they drilled and collecting the wood shavings.
Later on Mr B. brought out his chainsaw and cut down the larger logs in preparation for other benches. Rather kindly he cut one piece with a step in it for a spoon carving block for yours truly. All it needs now is legs.
Over the past few weeks working at the school, the state of their willow dome has come to my attention so after lunch I set to and repaired it as best I could. Many of the rods are dead and were too brittle to use even to strengthen the dome. Though it is not the season for willow planting a few thick rods would go a long way to revitalise the structure. If only I had time to get to the Hexham willow field for supplies!
I suspect a complete replacement in Winter may be in the offing.