Snowing solidly for three days

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

the kitchen taking shape

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


The earth moved last weekend - in large quantities! Amazing how different it all looks now that the site is levelled off and the mounds of earth cleared. Starting to get some sense of how it will be when finished. Loads more space.
Everyone working so hard and til late to get it done. I just make the tea and cakes - preserved ginger is a good one.
It's a hive of activity this week with the phone and broadband installed, worktops in and TV set up. The windows have arrived for the south barn and are now being put in. That will make it look more homely. I screwed up on the measurements for the bathroom window though and it's too big. A new one has to be re-made which is an expensive mistake.
Might be able to use it again, or sell it on ebay. Since we sold the abandoned scimitar for £156 on ebay, I'm now putting all the old farm machinery on there.
massive bonfire ready for fireworks night.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Big diggers

Big earthworks to dig out the patios have left the place looking much tidier. All the straggly weeds have gone and its a bit lunar landscape. But this weekend is for the more dramatic stuff with a big excavator coming and massive dumper trucks. All the earth and debris is going to be buried in one of the fields. Sheds to be pulled down for the new-build have been cleared by unemployed teenagers.
Water now due to be connected on November 12, worktops on Tuesday, doors all in and the woodburner on Nov 1. Time to arrange a moving date. Can I drive a 10-tonne dumper truck?