I cleaned the wall, wet the seams as I worked, and mixed and applied two tubs of mortar and now it looks like this. Some of those larger gaps are going to take several applications to fill. I know it doesn't look great. This task is not one of my best talents, but in my defense I will say that the wall was built very poorly to start with. The blocks are not even-apparently laid that way, not shifted. Places where the old mortar is dried in globs that stick out from the surface are impossible to deal with. OK- I could chisel them off and work at this forever, but it's the inside of a well pit, eh? My only goals are to keep the wall together and keep the large vermin out.
Tomorrow I have to go to the store before I can continue. I need some things for my gate across the water pipe egress.
I also made pear ginger scones. These are frankly incredible. Yes, I ate two. I could probably eat another one. But I'll try not to.
In other news: I wrote one more chapter in The Lonely Donkey. Hope I have a higher energy level tomorrow.
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