That was a long month full of exciting moments.
We said bye-bye to the piggery
The builders came to re-enforce the arched ceiling of the cellar. Then they started to knock all down whilst recuperating a maximum of the old bricks, cleaning carefully one by one.
It was a surprise to discover that the floor on top of the cellar was a big layer of soil and on top of that were only laid the bricks which represented the pig's floor. The builder mentioned that he had never seen a cellar under stables.
In the meantime, some birthday cards went out, this one was a card in a box for a dear friend.
As soon as the piggery was knocked down, the rebuild could start.
As the weather was so nice, I went out early to the flea market downtown Liège and felt lucky to bring home these treasures.
Homecoming is always a surprise these days as things change so quickly even in our absence.
The chicken have their own fan club. RobRoy is the post guard and Twix is interested in all their movements but they seem to understand now that they also are belonging to the family. However, still no egg since the first day.
The gorgeous dry weather did not only accelerate the building progress but let us
also enjoy the last blossoms to the utmost.
Whilst the building grew...
... we made our before-winter-inspection in the fields.
We both thought once again: Lucky people, indeed, who live in that house over there!
Great moments to celebrate whilst there is still a hint of summer.
The wreath was from what was found and collected in a basket on our tour round the fields.
Suddenly, autumn knocks on the door.
The new building continues taking shape.
Those two bits of blue stone are the old uprights from the door. They will be lifted with a crane inside again so that EG can use them in his next recycle project: the fireplace mantle.
The stones from the façade were cleaned with water a first time but will be sand blustered.
The public holiday on Nov. 1st was convenient to make a quick journey and hop across the channel. I had bought a cast iron spiral staircase in Kent, near Hever Castle which had to be collected. Since we last were there it had been on my/our wish list to have a pint in this specific pub.
But this is another story...