Short note to say thank you to all the club members who turned out for a very productive and enjoyable working meet, think there were 17 of us.
Despite pretty foul weather we finished slating the shed roof and have just a couple of ridge tiles to add, then we’ll fit weather boards and a gutter. We’ll sort these at the Spring Working Meet, clear the rubbish and old paint tins and fit it out, no more clutter…you will actually be able to find what you are looking for in there!!!
We also got delivery of four cubic metres of seasoned logs, which filled all six bays on the log store, despite that having a volume of over seven cubic metres… so I think we got a good deal there. Thanks to all for the human chain passing the logs up the hill!
There is a small amount of dry wood under a tarp at the back door, please use this up before the wood in the store, and please do be sensible with the log supply. It should last us well into the new year if used carefully. There is no need to have the fire going full bore all day and evening, last year a group got through two bays of wood in under a week. That is not acceptable useage!
We also gave both properties a deep clean, laundered the bedding, painted walls, swept chimneys, and did a fair few smaller jobs around the place, replacing broken electrical fittings and installing two new USB charger/13Amp plug fascias in the Cottage to help with phone charger spaghetti.
There is new racking in the kitchen where the old oven went. This is a bit less sturdy than the other racking, but we can beef it up, it does give us an extra 5 shelves for food storage so that is very useful.
Thanks to Guy et al for lasagne and Catrin for the crumble, and Matt, John and others for cooking breakfast, and to everyone who came up, cheers!