So I know I said there was no need to prepare for winter last time, as we preferred to enjoy the late summer weather, well I spoke too fast. The weather forecast was showing a rapid change to rain and much colder conditions so it was with some urgency that I speeded up our log delivery and then set about servicing the chainsaw and setting about the huge pile of meter long tree trunks.
I don’t know why I am always surprised at the number of logs to be cut, but I am and it was at this starting point that I asked the question why not order already cut ones!! However, we both get a huge feeling of satisfaction when all the big logs are cut and stacked ready for the wood burning stove to do its winter duty.
It took two days, where is Harry when you need him, but finally we got all logs cut and stacked, and in good weather. However, the weather forecast proved accurate as following day the heavens opened with a vengeance and ever since, the temperature drop was also significant and its back to many layers of clothes when taking Gladys out in the early mornings.
Other news is that I have been contemplating the future and I know I have at least one big project left in these bones. Basically we want to build an Eco house, either a straw bale house, or pole house or even the whole hog and build an Earthship nearby. In order to realise this ambition we need to raise some money, and we are contemplating putting Renaissance into a shared ownership scheme. The reason for mentioning this now is just to see if there is any interest amongst my Blog followers for such an idea, as I would prefer to share Renaissance with like minded people whom I like and trust. Anyway no commitment required at this stage just a reply in the comments to say if you could possibly be interested in the future.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes