Thursday 28 April 2016

Barn Development 10

The 6 oak roof supports arrived and were lifted into position by a small crane.  They were made by an oak expert called David Clooney and now they were in place the rest of the roof could be constructed around them.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Barn Development 8

Once the walls started to grow the scaffolding was erected.

It was nice for us to be able to look down on the progress and survey our garden of mud! An area has been prepared for a drive and garage but planning turned us down again. FURIOUS!

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Barn Development 7

The new septic tank arrives on the back of a lorry. The builders have dug and laid a new waste pipe down in front of the barn and connected it to our existing waste pipe.  This was joined to our original septic tank that now belongs to the main house.  The pipe will run down in front of the barn, across and under the new floor and eventually to the new septic tank located in the back garden.

 Bijan borrowed the builders digger with permission and dug out a wild life pond while it was on site.

There were more waste pipes to be connected and soon the garden was full of deep trenches and a very large hole!  We were quite surprised at the size of the septic tank.

David climbs down into the hole to direct the digger.

The septic tank is lowered into the hole with the digger.

A small area of hard standing is laid for the new oil tank which is currently in a temporary position in front of the barn.

The top of the septic tank is left above the ground.

This is what is inside the septic tank. The disks turn slowly helping to break down the waste. We are one more step closer to becoming independent!

Monday 4 April 2016

Pineapple Palace Cafe

I spent some time down in the café at the Pineapple Palace shabby chic barn and couldn't help my self having some of Leigh's coffee caramel cake as it was going fast! Delicious!

The café sells Panini's, soup and yummy cakes.  Leigh also does afternoon teas which are great.  The Pineapple Palace is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00 - 4.00pm. 

 Jos  blackboard sign which is very very true.

Friday 1 April 2016

Barn Development 6

We have had lots of rain!

    As the walls continue to rise the scaffolding arrives. The en-suite shower room is taking shape.

It is nice now we can see the rooms taking shape.