Jonathan: I started re-routing a long line of electric fencing a couple of mornings ago, and finished it this morning. The weather has been grey and windy, but even with light rain I was warm enough working in my boiler suit of thick, tightly-woven cotton and a couple of layers of jumpers. Before heading home I let the sheep through to the lower half of the ‘pairc’ (or ‘park’ in Scottish English) by the sea, where there’s a good few weeks yet of grazing. Befor lunch – the weather now being so much milder – I took the lids off the beehives to check if they needed any sugar, but both hives seemed to have plenty of honey in reserve, and hadn’t touched the fondant I’d provided previously. After lunch I went along to the beach at Smercleit Taobh a Deas and filled the trailer up with 18 wheel-barrow loads of seaweed: back at the house Denise and I worked together to off load it all to the compost heap. It’s five or six weeks since we last got seaweed like this, and we really need to do it at least once a week, but the cold spell is because of calm weather, and that means no seaweed cast up on the beach. But now the weather is back to ‘normal’ (ie stormy!) and I shall have to make the most of it. Yet somehow I’ve also got to find time to design changes to a large roundabout on the A414 in Harlow, Essex!