Back wall… the final strait…

Nearly there – TV aerial to move, a couple of patches of pointing to complete, drainage to tidy up, roof-line to fill and point and Juliet balcony to install then – DONE! (I like the jaunty angle of this photograph) From Barn Conversion 2011 Quite a change from before already: From Before

The casualties of lawn

I’ve spent countless hours over the last few weeks digging out stones… From Barn Conversion 2011 …and roots and weeds… From Barn Conversion 2011 …to give a my new lawn a chance of being green and luscious… From Barn Conversion 2011 Grass seed and fertiliser went down last Saturday and it’s rained plenty since thenContinue reading The casualties of lawn

Projects are stackable!

I’ve often been accused of never finishing things that I start – I’m not a completer-finisher my wife tells me. So I was particularly pleased to read number 7 of the ‘Makers Rules’ published recently on PROJECTS ARE STACKABLE. It’s not that I’m starting something new before finishing something old – I’m nesting theContinue reading Projects are stackable!

Biomass Boilers

With a small patch of woodland containing mainly young ash trees, a patch of willow around the pond and plenty of hedges I’ve long been interested in the potential for burning ‘home-grown’ biomass, from chips, through twigs to logs. So I thought a review of the domestic biomass boiler options was in order… There areContinue reading Biomass Boilers

Cob pizza oven

Since spending far too long for my wife’s liking queuing for fresh pizza from a small portable clay pizza oven at the Abergavenny food festival, I’ve fancied one of my own. The Eden Project sell one for £600 and apparently Jamie Oliver tries to flog one for over £3000, but you can build one fromContinue reading Cob pizza oven