A rather dry and sunny fall . So the weather is with us to uncover the roof and the stonewalls .
Fortunately, I can rely on my old tractor to transport the rubble. This leads to an accumulation of waste to be evacuated by trucks. Sellers of old materials are asked to supply the site with original ground and roof flat tiles. However we need supplements because of the redistribution of some rooms.
The exterior façades renovation are “buttered” with lime and river sand as it used to be in the past. Spread on the stones in the early morning, this coating must harden in the sun to be scraped in the evening. But days decrease and here comes the freshness. Lime takes longer to dry than we thought and we have to wait until the next morning to go on. Then the work becomes more difficult.
Winter and Spring 2008 go by outside the West wing. An important digging work is planned. The grass around the cottages is ready to be sowed in the summer which allows the first set of photographs for “ Gîtes de France “.