vendredi 30 novembre 2007
I am still hedge laying though the end is in sight - couple more days should do it. An enormous bonfire yesterday to start disposing of the twigs and branches which are too small for firewood, fencing or posts.
The guy digging out the parking area for Philippe kindly moved the huge felled chestnuts which encircle the barn with his digger - Photo tomorrow. He also dug out the pond a little (the pigs had all but filled it in) though now there's no water in it! I might have to shovel some gluppy clay back in to it.
mardi 27 novembre 2007
lundi 26 novembre 2007
Pressing on with the hedge laying and have finished the render on the chimney over the lead flashings - not easy with the grit which passes for washed sand here!
vendredi 23 novembre 2007
jeudi 22 novembre 2007
mardi 20 novembre 2007
dimanche 18 novembre 2007
samedi 17 novembre 2007
vendredi 16 novembre 2007
jeudi 15 novembre 2007
mercredi 14 novembre 2007
The house is warm and there's a roast chicken in the rayburn.
samedi 10 novembre 2007
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The roof is more or less finished and looking great. Today I helped Christof and Szimon move all the materials, tools and scaffolding to the barn whilst Tadeus worked like a demon 'finishing' the thatch. After all the recent hedge laying and the days in the mountains I'm feeling pretty exhausted and am looking forward to a long nights sleep in a warm house. Tomorrow the guys are back here working as there is a spell of poor weather later in the week and they want to make the most of the good weather now. I'm going to be cooking them a boeuf bourgignon as a thank you for their hardwork.