Snowing solidly for three days

Snowing solidly for three days's like Little House on the Prairie

the kitchen taking shape

Friday, 20 August 2010

Hay is being cut today. Although it is not very high quality and flattened by the travellers, three farmers wanted it. Dry summer means there's a shortage of animal feed, not to speak of high prices for wheat because of wild fires in Russia and lack of rain in Canada. Fields looking good now.
Starting to put in all the orders for fitting out the barn. Had my card frozen because my spending pattern was consistent with fraud so the bank tells me. Although their calculations on the mortgage are totally off-whack so accounts are all in a mess.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

It's beginning to look like a house rather than a shed. Real progress made, plastering fantastic, loads of insulation so should be warm. Cutting down logs for the woodburner, but that's not been delivered yet - seems to have disappeared. Drains mystery continues - some were filled with concrete, maybe by disgruntled, unpaid, former builders. Finally tracked the connection to a manhole in the driveway two doors down. Looks like this can be "sleeved" putting a liner in - made in Germany so high quality. Let's hope this is not storing up problems for the future, but everyone seems to think it will be OK.
It's groundhog day on the second barn, starting to look at doing that now. Hope to move into the first barn by the end of October - can't wait, the rented house is a bit cramped and everything still in boxes.