The antidote to transcribing

It probably was a good move to work from home today, considering how much concentration is needed for transcribing a discussion. At work itself, I normally have to snatch a few minutes here and there – and then I can’t hear because of the acoustics in the building. However, it was wishful thinking to believe I could do 7.5 hours interruption-free.

So, just before it started to get dark I got my spade out and tackled a bit more of the pond. I wanted to provide a slope to make it easier for pond creatures to get in and out, which meant dismantling yet another hugelbed. And I was quite surprised by how much wood this one contained. The soil on top had been too thin, though, so just as well it is gone.

Now, I’m thinking if I need to do anymore shaping or if I should get on with lining the bottom and sides with sand and fitting the liner. There will need to be a few days of dry weather before any of that can happen, though. Otherwise, there’ll just be a soup like the one at the moment in the deepest part of the pond.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to The antidote to transcribing

  1. Your assistance to pond creatures reminds me of the old boot scraper Jackie has stood in the compost bucket that stands outside the back door for little rodents to climb out from 🙂

  2. I admire your patience. On the couple of times when I’ve been involved in pond building we’ve just done it in a oner and never mind the mud. All sorts of mistakes got made in the process but it worked out ok in end.

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