Rob has been working on the large window on the landing at Burrow Farmhouse. The glass is to be replaced with double glazing and the Oak sill is to have a lead flashing before the metal frames are put back with the new glass. It is currently covered with some clear plastic. We had to apply for listed building consent for work on all the porches and the roof over this door will be having new lead.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
We all knew it was going to hit us, our 'Beast from the East', but I think the strong winds which caused massive snowdrifts were the biggest problem. The last big snowfall at Burrow was also in February, back in 2009. Spades out to dig pathways to the barn and horses in the stables, but the biggest problem was frozen taps which meant carrying loads of buckets of water, so tiring. Here we are on 12 March and there are still drifts of snow in areas around Exmoor, what strange weather.
We seem to have started the year with reasonable weather for January, which allowed us to start the project of improving the courtyard and drive. It has become so full of weeds and in areas very muddy that we decided something radical needed to take place. We started outside of one of the doors of the medieval barn by laying a brick area outside the duck house, as this was particularly muddy and then more bricks were laid outside of the second door and around the edge of the barn. We will be laying stone around the edge of the bricks and into the courtyard and then we will be having some tarmac laid in front of the gate onto the road as this area has broken up.