Tue 19 May 2015
Richard Dray and his team started work rethatching the Sheldon Farmhouse just after Easter and we enjoyed watching them at work through the sunny weeks of April. The main body of the roof is thatched with water reed and then the ridge is topped off with shorter, stronger wheat straw.
Yesterday the scaffolding was taken down (we had to wait 2 weeks because the back axle of the scaffolder's lorry broke!). We'd been waiting to take photos of the completed work and within hours we had a bonus rainbow to set it off!