Thursday, 14 February 2008

Up she goes

A duck's eye view of the magnificent erection, showing the back end of the barn, still hidden by heaps of mud. But you get the general idea, I hope. By the end of what was a gloriously sunny day all the roof trusses are in place, and a sprig of oak has been attached to the right hand truss for luck. As night falls and the builders feel rightly proud of a good day's work we all celebrate the topping out by downing some fizz - in this case sparkling cider made from the 2006 crop of apples.
Next day and the builders are perched on the apex, fixing the sections that will create the hipped ends. I haven't dared to ask when the first slates will go on.

4 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Congrats and cincin!

KAZ said...

So when do you expect Kevin McCloud to arrive?

paula said...

What splendiferous weather for the event. I like the idea of the oak sprig for luck.

Mopsa said...

Thank you welshcakes.

Kaz, I don't think he'd be interested in a home for livestock....

Paula - hasn't it been gorgeous? The oak sprig is traditional for the topping out of oak framed buildings and roofs there’s an example here