Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Digging and Sawing

Some people have so much fun doing their work. I cannot imagine that the man operating this digger is not enjoying it! I really would love a go. As I watched, the digger encountered what looked like half a building ten feet down. Amazing to think what has been under our feet all these years. It is hard to see in this photo, but this is a very big hole in the ground.

It is basically a hole where there used to be a hill.

Looking across towards Forest School.
A digger on the other side of the fence that we can see in Nursery.

Looking down into the hole again, and across to the tree chipper machine.

Explanation of my visit at the end of the post.

I have done something strange to my school camera settings so this is very poor quality-but viewable small. This is what is happening the other side of the fence. I was most upset today to hear the sound of a chain saw-which you can hear in this video. C. works in the nursery and is married to the premises manager, so she went to find out what was happening-as I thought no trees would be destroyed. She came back and got me and S.-a boy absolutely fascinated with the diggers, to go for a visit. I found out that they had to cut the tree down as it was within 3 metres of the building. They are going to save me some lovely big pieces of tree. So, a happy ending to my mini drama!


Linda Sue said...

Destruction, construction- so it goes- I don't know how you can tolerate the noise...and the screaming earth!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a go with a digger!! It is sad when a tree has to be felled for building work - but it's not so bad if it's getting recycled/used, rather than just thrown on a fire in the building site.

Leenie said...

Your part of the world has such history. I imagine almost any time dirt is moved something ancient is uncovered. People who drive big equipment do seem to be playing with large sandbox toys.

Carole said...

There is a business just off the highway call "Big Boys Toys" that sells diggers etc. I don't know how you can stand the noise!!! I hope the hole's dug soon.