Cottage progress

Young volunteers stripping the Roof of the south room today. A lot more of this timber will need to replaced than was the case on the north room.

Emergency Repairs to the roof cant wait.

The new roofing material arrives today, so there is a lot of work to be done carefully removing the old sheets and repairing the timber trusses and purlins. Fun fun fun!
Rainwater was coming in through the roof, melting the mud bricks and mortar.

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The “Rest-a-While” Tea Room


While of course the cottage is in need of the most work, the shop on the farm is also very special. I am told it used to be called the “Rest-a-While tea room, and people would drive out on a Sunday afternoon for scones and cream.