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............ and we've just had another load delivered which needs cutting.  Best off and get started then [:D]

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Wow, seriously how long are you expecting that to last?  It looks huuuge.  We have 15 acres of woodland and looking at your pile you seem to have about the equivalent in wood stacked right there!

Forgot to say, love the house, beautiful stone.

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We have two woodburners - one in the kitchen, one in the lounge, which only gets lit in the evenings.  That lot in the stockage is for next winter (thinking ahead you see) and BTW it is has grown over the last couple of days as we've been chopping up our latest delivery.  Latest delivery needs to sit out for a couple of years to dry. 

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I too have been in silent admiration of Sun's massive stack, and have thought that's gonna be a bit of an effort for Mrs Sun to bring in a dozen logs each day.

It's only now that I have sneaked another look that I have noticed another pile with a white sheet on it in the top meadow. [Www]

 

Edited after another admiring look.

And somebody has landed by parachute in the middle of top meadow since I last looked.

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Ahh that might explain it, it's a keep up with the LeBlanc's thing, Monsieur LeBlanc's large stack up on the hill was embarassing Mr Sun and so he had to have one bigger, boys will be boys!

Still love the house and yes now that the Godin has arrived this afternoon I would also love even a 10th of your pile, so it is pure envy and it's freezing today.

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First things first - top field is not ours and it is quite possible a parachute has landed.

Second but most important, Suninfrance is Mrs Sun.  Mr Sun & Mrs Sun cut the wood and stacked with help of friends who were over at the beginning of October.  It seems, however that Mrs Sun's job is to "get the logs in" and that lot is for next year.  This year's stockage is tucked away in "the woodshed" which is a d**n sight closer to the house - thank goodness, and hopefully we will have enough to last us two fires worth during the winter. 

You lot reeeeeaaalllly are jealous, but you have no need to be.  Just think of all those man/woman hours cutting, shifting, stacking.  Should have muscles like Arnie S and splinters to prove it.

So come on, I've shown you my house - let's see yours.  [:D] [:P]

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Thanks for the information on the vine Suninfrance- certainly takes some clearing up after the leaves and stalks fall off!  No serious renovation per se at the moment, just customisation.  Next year we hope to put  a lozh roof (to match the main one) over the area attached to the bread oven, and over the single story extension between that and the main house (shown in the following pics) which leaks like a sieve at the moment.  Attached 3 more photos, now all the leaves have fallen (with a little help from me with a broom!).

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Chris

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suninfrance we have been working on the middle bit for seven months. The house was originally in three parts but we have now knocked through to make one house. The best bit is that we are now putting in a new kitchen after having only a sink and 1950's cooker since moving in . I'll not know myself once its finished.[:D][:D]

 

Thanks mods for doing my photos. I tried and tried but it still didn;t work so i gave up.[8-)]

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Hello, Jan.  Yes, the views are stunning, 360º.  We are on the top of a hill at about 450 metres.Here's an idea of the view to the west from the mezzanine:

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The house itself needs very little work, previous owners having probably spent a fortune over the years, but it's a bit tired and needs a little TLC.  We are slowly attending to this as funds allow (funds looking like they are going to take a hit because of the change in social security arrangements for early retirees !!).

Chris

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