chivers stove centreSummer Time has ended so we tried to have a little extra sleep then woke to the feel of winter with a frost outside.

Work over the last couple of weeks has been around getting ready for a cold spell so a good time to try out our hard work.

The chimney flue is now in place all ready for the burner to go in once it has been delivered.

The chicken pen had a good clear out this week from a good team supervised well in military style. It is all clean dry and cosy for them all. They will not mind the shorter days outside with a good roost waiting for them.

The rain poured yesterday but our students worked through with us to prepare a drier bantam pen which was well used last night.

Some sunny spells so work is heading forward in all areas.

The false ceiling is now in place and insulated then the wood treated. The floor is looking great with most of it freshly coated and everyone is looking forward to the warm stove.

So good to have our youngsters here with the core team and great to see their enthusiastic approach to the work.