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The Barn Conversion
Welcome back, hope you had a good year, we did.
In the summer we bought a new addition to the family - Herbie. It's a ride on mower so we can cut around the orchard and the pine trees on the western border. The big tractor's too big to get in amongst the trees. Lynne has taken Herbie under her wing and drives it all over the place and even cleans it.
HERBIE on Herbie!
Before I got stuck into the barn conversion I spent a day blacking our wood burner. First time since we moved in, 4 years ago!
They say pictures say a thousand words. I don't need to say anymore.
OK, back to barn converting. The first thing that needed doing was to get all the slate slabs out of the ground! They had been dropped on the grass last year and just left there. The grass hadn't been cut where they lay as they would have damaged the cutter and probably been damaged themselves. They were fast being swallowed up by mother earth. If anyone tells you the earth doesn't suck they're wrong!
In amongst this heath are about 20 slabs of slate.
This is the first lot dug out. The stack got bigger.
This is the area being cleared after the slate had been dug out. I had to ask permission to use Herbie. daren't not!
Here endeth September. No "real" work done on the building during this month but we did have guests so I didn't want to make too much noise.