Well it is well and truly all systems go here. I may as well just talk you through some shots of what’s been happening.
We have floor boards!
These were laid last week and it is thrilling to now be able to actually see the room as a unit. You can just see on the left a couple of doors on the passageway. These doors were originally at the front of the passage and divided the home from the doctors ‘business end’ of things. They really suit this spot and I love the fact we have put them back into the home. Wiring is all roughed in and light fittings will be fitted later next week. This is a pic of what will be the laundry which is part of a second bathroom, the laundry bits will be hidden in a cupboard. This was taken yesterday and we have since done 2 coats of paint. The tiler is supposed to come tomorrow so we have tried to cover as much as possible before he starts to avoid dropping paint over the new tiles. We are notoriously messy painters!This pic is of the ceiling in the new spare bedroom. I really love whacky angles and think this will be a really cosy room. This is taken from the door of this bedroom looking back out to the family/kitchen room. There is a storeroom off to the left and when you turn right (where the paint drop sheets are), you come into this passage that the bathroom/laundry, are off. There is also another toilet and a store cupboard in this area. In the shed is a divorce waiting to happen! After much research and investigating we have opted for a DIY kitchen. My son and D.I.L did theirs and their kitchen looks sensational, better than most of the displays we looked at and a hell of a lot cheaper. We have been spending way too much and because I want to have the benchtops made from the timber we took from the old parts of the house, we really needed to tighten the belt a bit. I’m really excited to see it come together. We survived putting up a greenhouse so I think we can survive some cupboards! So that’s where we are currently at. After waiting sooooooo long I can’t believe how well and how quickly its coming together.
Pumpkin seed sourdough.
I thought I’d try a few loaves over the next few weeks that have extra seeds and grains added . This weekends bake was a simple country loaf dough made of 90% bread flour, 10% Callington Mill Whole Wheat flour, 72% water, 25% white starter (100% hydration), 2% salt, and 150g pumpkin seed (.075%).
Love seeing such an active starter doing its thing!I went back to using my Falcon Enamel roaster to bake these loaves as I’m struggling with sore hands and the cast iron pots are having a little break for a couple of weeks.Crumb shot of the loaf below.Happy with that!Can’t wait to see what next week delivers with the exteno!