Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Easter weekend ....
A beautiful view of the valley on a rainy day, credit for the pic goes to Carelene taken on their last visit to the farm.
We're back ...
we have been so remote and cut off from the rest of the world that I missed "The Wedding", How could I have missed that, while everyone was glued to their TV waiting for the kiss, and the dress. I did get the Sonday morning paper and managed to check a glimps of the wedding on the news Above pic is of Rose Cottage when it was just a room with a deck then we extended the floor space and replaced the decking with a solid wood floor. Thanks to Des and Henk for starting with the floor sections.
We had a lovely Easter thank you for asking, the bunny even made it to the bush lol. And then it started raining for 5 days, we sliped and slided in and out the property, our shoes got sucked into the clay and I had clay where i don't want clay lol but we kept going. Pic is of the solid wood floor that came in 2 huge sections, cause that's the way I bought them at auction. As I said before using recycled materials has it's own challanges. in total we used 5 sections for the floor costing $70 and still have 2 smaller sections for the bathroom.
And as promised I did take a few pic of the wall in our (Nilo's wall) kitchen going up, but our builder Neal was not very happy about pics been taken of him, so I just sneeked one anyway. Above pic is the wall where the old cast iron sink is going to go in front of the window, now that is after the builder moves the window another 9 inches to the right, (I did get a grumble about that)just so there is space for a little corner unit.
We now have 3 1/2 walls, a solid wood back door with a safety screen door. One window above the wash basin and a wall that has Crypress wood cladding. Your probably wondering about the half wall, this is where the steps used to be, well this is where the next extention will be, lounge, 2nd bedroom and bathroom. But for now we going to concentrate on the kitchen and building a wardrobe in the bedroom.
Our Expert fishermen showing off their catch of the day, and with a lot of pocking of the eyes, giggles and shaking of the heads, they were scaled, gutted and cooked for a taste testing, but as herring go there were more small bones than anything else. Better luck for a big one nexttime. Cobi not to impressed with his small catch.
Next time we up there I take a pic of the back entrance
So that's it for now