It's all go here today...not me...my go has gone...but Himself was overtaken by early Spring fever this morning and decided to demolish a wooden partition in the back lobby.
Actually it's a grotty dumping ground for dog leads and collars...rubber boots...paint tins with half an inch of dried up paint in the bottom and that enormous old dresser...the walls are covered in bridles and bits and a vicious looking rat-trap...you get the general idea. The freezers are in there as well...
When we first came here it was two nasty little sheds sort of tacked on to the back wall of the cottage...so we made it into one nasty shed instead...and as is the way with most of the cottage, it leaks like a sieve...at least the wall where the wooden partition is leaks...the chimney leaks as well actually...there is a little fireplace, perhaps it was once used to boil up the pig swill. We've never tried lighting a fire in there though. My objection is that the swarms of slimy green slugs who live up the chimney would attempt a mass exodus when they smelt the smoke...and that wouldn't be nice at all.
In order to fix the leaking part of the roof Himself has had to remove the wooden wall otherwise it would be inaccessible...and as he used at least a million nails when he put it up eighteen years ago the only way to do it is to attack it with a claw hammer and the crow-bar...apart from the rotten wood on the bottom. That fell off on its own.
The very old dresser is the type which was built into a cottage before the roof went on and the doors were hung...we saw it in someone's back yard and they asked did we want it 'cos they were going to chop it up for firewood...we both said Gimme at the same time...it's just roughly made from pieces of wood held together with those old iron nails that didn't have heads, but I expect some newly married girl was once thrilled to bits with it and displayed her pieces of delph on the shelves for the neighbours to admire.
I hope she and her family survived the Great Famine and didn't have to go to Americay in a coffin ship...