Now we have a roof on the Dairy, now it’s time to start repointing all the stonework.

This work is going to take an age to complete. All of the old mortar has to come out. Not so bad when it’s soft, bit some of this stuff is 100% cement and is hard as nails. My hammer drill is going to take a beating methinks.

Hopefully this will be the last time we see so much greenery in here.

…and after.

After all the removal of a mixture of concrete, soil and stone. With all the voids it’s hardly surprising we have rats and mice in here.

A shedload -or should that be a dairyload 🙂  of soil came out of these cracks once all the soft mortar was removed.