Friday, November 27, 2009

Just other busy days...

YES! Dear visitors, you can come in. We are open to tastings, despite the upheaval of all this activity around the new house and the cellardoor :-)

The lounge room is taking shape :-) The boys finished the ceiling and the base of the floor In the garden the garlics and onions are growing and the potatoes finally are in the ground My very first tomato is nearly ready to pick! The grapes are on the brink of opening the flowers
School will finish in 2 weeks time... left only: one more essay and the prac exam :-)
21 DAYS to move in...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

4 weeks before moving in

Maria and Tomas from Spain are with us from HelpX and they are helping a lot! :-)
We are getting close to moving-up/in and Paul is feeling the pressure...he's working on the small bathroom today. He started making the new windows also, the ones that will replace those which are green and broken now.
The walls are painted and Tomas is preparing the ceiling panels.
The young blackbirds finally flew the coop :-) and Paul could demolish the big, messy nest from the corner of the house and fix the roof so they will not be able to make a nest there in the future. Don't worry! they'll have plenty other places to make a nest when they'll decide on a new hatching :-))
This is how it looks from the back Those small windows upstairs will also be arched style, like the big ones on the gallery/cafe/winery downstairs. Of course that ladder and temporary backdoor will go :-)
This is the private, main entrance side.
Finally we could plant the garlics and onions and I've passed a few subjects at school :-)
All the best to you all!
I'm looking forward to live up there soon and -along our wines-have the kitchen and the gallery ready to offer a memorable experience to all visitors.