Team of 5 on site on Monday to render the upstairs walls - east and north walls
and the winch in action with a wheelbarrow load of render
....landed safely on first floor
managed to capture Armstrong delivery - weatherboarding arrives
plus yet more sand.........
Wednesday and Thursday fair enough to start lime pointing on rear elevation
all wrapped up in hessian drapes to slow the drying process
and lime mortar brushed back to edge of stones after 24 hours
more first render coat goes in
new doorway framed out ready for rendering up
more picking out on last front elevations
Guttering almost in - temporary downpipe goes in for the weekend...
and finally, news on the song thrush family - fledged on Tuesday and were flitting about in the big barn
No. 1 very bold and sitting tight very near to the barn door, even when door opened
No. 2 having a doze on the top of the ladder
No. 3 risking it on the netting....but managed to hop off safely
now all 3 are out and about
....and another thrush nest is being built inside the washroom entrance boarding!!
....tied on by Brian to stop it blowing off in the strong winds this week.....no sign of any sitting bird tho' yet.