Saturday, 16 August 2014
After only 8 weeks Ben's feet are looking pretty good. The Farrier has been up to check on them and was also impressed with the progress. Let's hope we can complete the transition from metal shoes to barefoot successfully, he does have a couple of slight toe cracks appearing which I'm hoping are just run off from nail holes and nothing more sinister. At least his feet have not crumbled (so far) my last Farrier said they would.
Friday, 27 June 2014
Well here we are, nearly finished. The exterior is complete we now need to work on the inside to create our Mediterranean oasis in the heart if south west Scotland. Painting is complete we now need to get the terracotta tiles down then oil and wax them before putting in some furniture and plants. We now get a great view down the Dalrymple valley to the viaduct and we can also look down into the pond and see the Koi and other fish. :-D All we need now is some sunshine.
Well there are still tradesmen out there who take a pride in their work and can add a little embellishment to their work also. The roofer who has just completed our extension roof has put a pattern into the roof by trimming some of the slates. It gives the impression of someone who is proud of their work and who wishes to leave his mark. I for one am glad he did, I think it looks great.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Well it will be a hat when it's finished :-) you can already see the sides starting to take shape. Unfortunately it's a slow process with me. Hopefully it will be of wearable proportions this time. I'm sure a few stitches have gone missing here and there but on the whole it is taking shape. What's a few stitches between friends, no one will ever know. Unless they read this blog of course :-D
Thursday, 27 February 2014
First the roof angles go on then the roof itself starts to take shape with the arrival of the joiner. The weather yesterday was atrocious and so very little work was done. Today, however, is much better and I suspect a new roof may be waiting for me when I get home. Oh! And I managed to get another row done on my latest yarn engineering project, should have this hat finished in about another 6 months at this rate. 😄