April blew out with rain and storms and May has moved in with some sunshine.
Long may it continue…
Last week we started to insulate the loft above Marion and Ian’s House. There is a large hole at the end of the room which is actually access from one of the barns, this is handy but the wind blows a gale through it so we will put a door covering it which will be a fire escape.
First job, lay the sound proofing material
Then we cover the floor with MDF boards to give us a clean flat surface.
Exterior walls are insulated and the door is installed so no more gales…
As ever Barnaby is on hand to help out, well give cuddles…
Next job Sanding the beams and digging holes in the walls for the electric cables….
Mmm sounds like dirty work…
Mother Nature is continuing to confuse us all, including the trees, flora and fauna. Our already warm winter has heated up over the last couple of days with barmy February temperatures of 22degrees and at last a couple of days of blue skies and sunshine. All of this has excited the almond trees into bursting open with blossom, which is about three weeks too early.
The blossoms are beautiful and have a heady sweet scent.
Back to grey skies and rain for the next week, oh well i have to keep remembering that its only February.
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Our daffodils have just started to flower, they are our first spring flours, let’s hope winter doesn’t decide to reappear.
After a week of grey clouds and cold winds, Mother Nature has given us a lovely sunny Sunday, what a lovely way to end the week.
You can feel the heat of the sun on your skin, it’s a tonic. And it looks like the temperatures due to rise over the next week a giddy 17degrees by next weekend.
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