It took three long (rather cold and windy) days to paint the outside walls and sails. The sails took the time. They are made of steel which had rusted, so they needed to be rubbed down and then painted with rust-proofing Hammerite. The high up sections including the roof could only be reached using a 'cherry picker'.
I feel we are making progress. I have had a JCB to remove the pile of rubbish outside the conservatory, level the land around the windmill and in the field. This has resulted in finding quite a few nice stones which can be used for building walls. The stone is a sympathetic soft cream colour. Its local name is 'Laja'. To avoid the problem we had with rain water running down the hill onto our land the JCB driver made a bund across the slope outside the wall.
Daughter Harriet is visiting. It has been an opportunity for us to explore more of the island with Harriet and partner Jon. Here they are in Ajuy on the west coast.
Harriet has embarked on another marathon 100 painting in as many days. Here she is painting the coastline at El Costillo.
We should have the kitchen finished this week. Then the painting and decorating work inside can start in earnest. I will also have the concreting finished ready to crane the container to its new home, move the dog kennel, and gravel the road to the field. Now we need to find a dog.....