Today was a very, very hot day on the farm. Magnificent for sitting around and taking it easy, enjoying the view down the valley from the farm, not so great if there is work to be done.
Tracey made her signature Apple Cake which didn’t make it past 10:30 tea & coffee break - YUM!
Re-roof The Penthouse
We managed to do a task which has been on the to-do list since winter - the penthouse roof.
Last year we made the penthouse (a big shed) in to a bit of a kitchen and something of a “clean space”, however it’s shonky nasty leaky roof didn’t really fit with idea of keeping it clean and dry.
When we did the roundhouse roof we got a special deal on a 30m roll of special roofing rubber, fortunately we had a lot left over - enough to do the penthouse roof.
It shouldn’t be a surprise (yet somehow it was) that black rubber on a south facing roof in July would get hot. Within a matter of minutes of laying it it was so hot that it was uncomfortable to smooth out or kneel on. The special glue we were using dried almost the instant it hit the roof, we had to work fast.
The kids were very helpful when it came to demolishing the old roof, but were no-where to be found when construction of the new one was ready to begin.