We have been at the cabin last weekend again. We have painted the kitchen ceiling and I have started a new project.
Under the veranda we have a food cellar
During the spring when the snow melts and when it rains the cellar floor is very wet. This moisture in the cellar has meant that the ceiling has rotted. I have removed the ceiling
and under the ceiling was 20cms of sawdust insulation which fell on to the floor. I have cleaned out the cellar now and removed soil and stones.
I will build up the floor level with gravel to help water drain away and I have dug a plastic pipe under ground to help remove water from the cellar. You can see the end of the pipe in this picture.
When we want to fetch food from the cellar we must go out of the cabin and walk around to the cellar (in winter this isn’t possible due to all the snow), but now I have decided to make a trapdoor in the cabin floor with a staircase down to the cellar making it much easier to fetch food.
This is the staircase that I am building.
I cooked the evening meal on Saturday.
The main course was bolognese
For the second course I cooked apples and rhubarb in a saucepan
Then I smashed up digestive biscuits and mixed with brown sugar to make a crumble topping
and baked in the oven for 20 minutes and we ate this with whipped cream!
I had planned to do much on Sunday, but unfortunately when I was sitting at the table eating breakfast I got a sharp pain in my back. I am hoping that it is just muscular pain but even now I cannot do a great deal. Hoping it will be better soon!