Loic, the heavily bifocaled gardener, spends an hour blowing leaves. He then starts up the lawn tractor. There is a tiny, unscripted, change to his plans. He inadvertently selects forward rather than reverse gear and hits the wall at the end of the barn. Loic says 'Oops la'. '' No harm done " says Angus. There is then a dull rushing sound as two thirds of the back barn wall slides slowly down the hill. It ends its brief journey in the orchard amid a whirl of bricks and dust. 'The trees in the valley are a very beautiful sight ' says Loic looking at the newly opened up vista.
The rest of the morning is spent making sure the barn is safe and the detritus stowed away.
Bob and Sophie find the whole experience 'exciting'. When it comes to enjoying life PONs are right up there with the best of them.
Another day in an ever more Rickety Old Farmhouse.