Almost ready for the roof

 First window lintel going in and walls up to roof plate level

First window lintel going in and walls up to roof plate level

It's taken some time to get there but the walls on plot 1 are almost at roof height with the window lintels just being fitted. Meanwhile the laborious work taking down plot 2 continues with the bricks being cleaned as they are removed to save double handling. Any worries about taking the walls down completely rather than repairing them are allayed when so many of the bricks come away from the wall with barely any mortar on them. It makes for an easier cleaning job as well, though there are thousands of bricks to do and it is so flipping boring. Even I can attest to the utter tedium of it all and I only do it at weekends.

 Barn 2 half way demolished

Barn 2 half way demolished

The void underneath the stone steps has been intriguing me ever since we bought the barn site. It seemed such a waste of space as there is no access into it. Could be full of buried treasure or dead bodies! The mystery has finally been revealed and it is full of nothing. Rather strangely it is in two separate compartments with a stone lintel over a small opening between them. It's a shame that there is no treasure, but I'm pleased that there are no skeletons.

 Hidden under stairs compartment

Hidden under stairs compartment