Friday, 8 August 2008

A breathing barn

Weird. After three years I finally have an inkling of what the roofless barn will look like with its hat on. That extraordinarily high tech breathable membrane pinned to the rafters may look oddly modern, but it will be entirely hidden by local reclaimed slate and ensure that moisture doesn't drip onto the floor and that any wet in the building will be able to escape through the roof if it hasn't run out of the doors first.
That's not so daft as it sounds. Yesterday the river below the farm burst its banks spectacularly and caught folk unaware. Fenn swam for the first time, unable to touch the ground as the water reached tall human thigh height on the road. Twenty minutes previously it has been an inch high, but turning to retrace their steps, dog and dog walker communed with the African Queen experience.

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It looks and sounds fantastically clever!

paula said...

Strangely it looks smaller with its lid on - or is it an optical illusion?
That much water? Wow!

Mopsa said...

Welshcakes - let's hope it does what it says on the tin!

Paula - it was unbelievable, and subsided as quickly as it rose - I thought the cows were going to have to swim for it!