Thursday, 20 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
If you go to www.aptstudios.co.uk and look under "News" in April, August and September you will be able to see the garden progress and there is a good plan on there too of the finished design. More photos tomorrow as I haven't been up there since Thursday last......
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Monday, 10 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
You will have noticed that the blog now has a slightly new look......thanks, firstly to my lovely cousin Jane whose blog (firstname.lastname@example.org) gave me the inspiration to be more daring and, secondly, to Zaira who held my hand and helped me to be more daring......I expect I will forget how to do everything just as soon as she leaves but, hey ho, it was fun to do
A very dramatic two days. Peter French came with a digger to remove a heap of garden rubbish from our wildlife garden at Ewerby. There at the bottom of the pile were these three tiny babies.......but - NO MUM! So we moved them to a safe place, Zaira made a new home for them and we hoped Mum may return overnight. But no! And we could only find two of them..So........ we rang Angela Smith from Old Leake near Boston who hand rears lost souls (hedgehog souls only). Off we went in the mini. Me, Zai and two tiny spiky babies... Angela was amazing (Caddington Hedgehogs). She is going to rear them and let us know how they get on. She did say that they were too small to have survived anyway. This is possibly to do with odd summer weather conditions - late breeding or loss of first litter. OK I realise this has nothing to do with the barns but I just thought you should all know!!
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Well, it's the 5th September. In 1942 Mum and Dad were married on this day. Sadly they are no longer with us but I do often wonder what they would have thought of the barns turning into a home. Mum, I expect, would have thought we were completely mad (and I have to say there have been times I would have agreed with her!) and Dad, I feel, would have loved it! He would have had lots of ideas and gently put them forward in his own inimitable way! I have a funny feeling he would have known exactly where to put the stairs!!
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Well, things are really coming on now. A meeting this afternoon with Dave and Cliff to talk about the new doors (the large barn ones) was good. Cliff is going to make them as near to the old as possible. In the meantime we are hoping to conclude the order for all the windows this week. They will take approximately 8 weeks to manufacture - exciting times. Still talking about the stairs and where to put them!! Lots of ideas but still not completely sure..... With the new roof almost in place the whole house begins to feel more like a home than a building site. The scaffolding comes down from the front of the dining room tomorrow which will leave the gardeners free to go mad!