Archive | December, 2012

From aircraft to upholstery

Five days ago I discovered that as well as being a croft, I had to become an aircraft builder. Well, today I realised I have to add a further skillset to those, that of upholsterer. After putting in a couple of hours work, I decided it was time for a coffee and, after making it, […]

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Turning aircraft builder

I’m going to become an aircraft builder. My father has given our boys two balsa wood flying aircraft kits for Christmas. They’re not quickly assembled models. Oh, no. These are proper aircraft in miniature, which have to be crafted like one of those magnificent flying machines of the 1910s and 1920s. Stringers and formers, spars […]

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Snow on the croft.

It’s a little cool on the croft

No further snow fell on the croft overnight, but the temperature fell to -8ºC. It’s a little colder than usual for this time of year and made last night’s drive to Inverurie interesting as there was black ice on all the roads. On the the bright side, I only had four chicken troughs to clear […]

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Snow falls on the old cottage and livestock trailer.

It’s snowing, cue media hysteria

We’re waiting for the annual outbreak of panic and hysteria from the media and our local schools. Why? Because it’s snowing and that means “disaster”, the “big freeze” and the end of the world as we know it. Or something like that. We’ve had just under 10cm (4in) of snow so far, which is a […]

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