Slate snaffling

Woke up to sunshine which was great, always much more motivated with a bit of sunshine.

Had brekky in the sun and then set to on giving the floor a quick sand and varnish which did not take too long, looking good, we are both pleased with how the outbuilding is shaping up.

We then headed down the valley to do a couple of errands, lots of recycling and the tip en route to collect some slate nails from Clive. No luck there as Giselle had not been into town yet but is going in the next couple of days which is great as it will save us a trip to St Girons before Saturday.

We then went on to see Lee at his place he is doing up in Pont de la Taule as he has a few large slates for us which we are in need of for the roof. He is cracking on with his pad there and it is beginning to take shape. We snaffled some slates and a sink too, thanks Lee. We had a cuppa and planned a little walk tomorrow with Lee so hoping the weather stays good and we can go and explore a new area up from the mines which Lee knows. Headed back up the valley for lunch at the barn after unloading the slates and sink. Delicious chick sandwiches in the sun again.

We decided to finish the veggie patch as it looked like the rain was going to descend on us later and leave the second coat of varnish until later, so we carted a good few loads of the compost to the veggie patch and dug it all over. Next on to fence building in an attempt to keep the donkeys out, not sure it is boar proof as I am pretty sure if the wild boar want something in there the fence will be uprooted by them, trial and error we will see. Only got half way through that before giving up as we seemed to be getting eaten by mossies which was a shame.

Another quick sand and varnish of the new floor and that is now finished. Always good to get something completed.

We have also decided that we do need to keep on top of the pasture land we have or it will get overrun by trees. So we attempted to start on clearing the new saplings by the river as a starter, but again gave up after the mossies followed us.

Hot showers and beef curry for dinner.

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