Back in August we were so lucky to be able to purchase Fron Cottage in Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader. So I went out and bought a broom ready to start uncovering the floorboards under the wallpaper and dust and rubbish that had accumulated over the years the house was empty. We are planning to renovate the house but the first thing to do is a new roof ….
The Fron was originally a mill with two cottages. There is nothing much left of the mill itself so it will be a voyage of discovery as open up the rather overgrown garden and see what is underneath the rubble.
Just got back from work and it’s such a beautiful evening here in the Cambrian Mountains. just right for the hill race in Rhayader tonight. Carnival week is well underway, at home the campsite has been mowed and I’ve decided to leave the raspberries, that is was going to pick to the birds. Being truthful the reality is that they beat me to it! I’ll wait for September when there’s always a good few and less competition.
I really can’t believe that in still only June and we have got all the harvest in at Doliago. The weather has been so good. Smiles all round and happy farmers. They are forecasting a bit more of an unsettled spell but the Met Office forecast shows an improvement once we get into July
– that’s only a week away. Just right for a weekend break. Anyway we can’t have it too dry – we’re farmers – we need rain to make the grass grow – and to keep the hills of the Cambrian Mountains and the Elan Valley so green and beautiful.
It’s gone 9 o’clock and the burgers are cooked – BBQ weather at Doliago not lamb burger tonight. Looking forward to the weekend if it’s like this…
Man vs Horse is Llanwrtyd Wells on the 14 June 2014