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Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Easter-Wood Alpaca Stud is a family-run, BAS-registered Alpaca breeding enterprise, located in the Royal County of Berkshire. Sheila and Jeff Easter set the company up in mid-2008 when they purchased their first 5 Elite Australian Alpacas.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Canada comes delivering!

What a busy last two days we have experienced! Yesterday was the scheduled delivery of the component parts of our Log Cabin. It finally arrived in a 40 foot shipping container and as the access to our farm is somewhat "tight", the driver decided to reverse down the full length of Longwater Lane.....not a good idea! It became evident that his ability to accurately control the direction of his vehicle in reverse was not particularly great and once he started his way down the unmade section, his driving skills became even more erratic and at about 100 metres from our farm gate, he ran off the road into extremely soft verge. Yep, you got it, he got stuck!! After trying to ease out of the deepening trough for approximately 1 hour, we decided to unload the container by hand from this spot. Fortunately however, I had the good fortune that my son, Neil and a number of my colleagues had very kindly agreed to help me unload. The most weird activity throughout the struggle to release the vehicle was that a group of the locals (you know the ones) had decided to gather and photograph our plight!! How bizarre!! 

Unloading a 50 ton shipping container full of pine logs by hand is not for the faint-hearted and after a further hour or so, we managed to hire a telescopic fork lift vehicle and this made the job so much easier but despite that, we were still hard at it until 7:30 that evening! 

Today, after nursing the many bruises and aching limbs, we started assembling and as can be seen from the photo's, good progress is being made. By close of play, we had laid down floor joists covering almost threequarters of the base.

 That's all for now but will be back soon and I promise not to become to much of an anorak about the Log Cabin. (It's just that we have waited so long for it!!)

3 comments:

  1. Be an anorak! We are loving watching the progress.

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  2. I bet you knew you'd unloaded that lot! Can't wait to see the progress - good luck.

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  3. I hope the drive helped you unload the trailer after he'd got it stuck.
    Good luck with the rest of the log cabin build. Looking forward to the pictures of your progress

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