Category Archives: Builder

  1. Gotcha – Stopped that leak!


    Sunday 31 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who’s ever owned a house and had a leaky ceiling at some point or other? Most of …
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  2. Between floors…


    Saturday 26 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In between the floors of the farmhouse are these huge air bricks. Encased within steel cages and covered in concrete, …
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  3. Drilling for water


    Tuesday 09 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Twenty-four hours a day, for seven days… that’s how long it took to drill our artesian well. Before that, we …
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  4. Stumped


    Tuesday 02 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Seem a long nine or so years since we first moved village, and took on the land that later became the farm …
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  5. Working a Coal Furnace


    Tuesday 20 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Unless the family is at home all day and/or it’s also darned cold outside, the heating is only run at …
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  6. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part two)


    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second of a very strange couple of posts to share some of the less salubrious aspects of rural life; which on balance …
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  7. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part one)


    Wednesday 14 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having introduced you to our dear friend,”Terrance the Termodinamik“, our lovely big coal furnace, I also mentioned my monthly ‘dirty …
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