Good news can sometimes be hard to come by, but I’ve had one great day today!
I got a call from my straw supplier last week, who said with rising costs of straw and hay, he was unable to store my straw over the winter for me. While I found this unfortunate, I understand that it isn’t easy for the people dealing in this industry – it isn’t exactly run for eco-builders! So over the last week, I set about trying to sort out where I can store 100 bales of straw until Easter.
Fortunately, my parents have a spare garage, and with a bit of maths, we worked out the straw would fit like a glove into the space. Not ideal, as they are planning on selling the land the garage lies on, so I had it as a backup. Today, I managed to call a friend who owns a farm, and she was able to fit my straw into her barn for the winter!
I’m taking the delivery of the straw next Tuesday, so I’ll post some photos then. It’s both equally scary and exciting, as I’m doing this on my own, no advice to call by, just instinct and knowledge from past courses. The straw will be stored until a good week of weather around Easter time, and then I’ll move it to the site, and finish the building with a solid roof on it before any rain comes in! Exiting times.
Other good news – I’ve got the Bristol half marathon on the 30th September, and my training is going better than I could have planned! I’m hoping for a sub 1hr 40min time, so we shall see how it goes!