The main job is to be the refurbishment of the waterwheel, whose wooden boards have become rotten; this results in lack of power, as the water leaks out of the buckets. The bolts that hold the boards in have mainly had to be cut away, as they are too corroded to undo.
|Richard removes a bucket bottom board|
|Preparing the ground|
for new cobbles
The work we would like to do in the kiln needs to be a "project", and so will not be able to start until the next Trust year.
Among other jobs, we have
- measured and drawn up the old harrow that was hanging in the barn so that it can be restored
- lifted the runner stone of the French Burr pair and greased the centre bearing
- dismantled and varnished the flour chute to improve flour flow
|The old harrow|