Yesterday was the perfect day to get the yurt up. Beautifully sunny all day, no wind.
Pat has re-newed big sections of the deck, the trees around the yurt have been trimmed right back, so we were ready to start the build.
The yurt is made from oak and ash, and each year it seems a little heavier than the last. We missed having Will’s young strength and lythe figure to help us. I can just squeeze through the yurt wheel to pull up the canvas, but its tight! And my strength is going!
So after a long day, the structure is up, its lined with new thick wadding, and the inner lining is freshly washed.
Today, the wood burner will go in, the chimney will be built, and the floor varnished.