We have been hard at work these past weeks. The straw is all laid and the ring beam sits on top of both halves of the building. The lower half has its green oak roof structure in place and the timbers and breathable membrane on top. We are now pressing to get the other bigger half to the same stage. Clearly it is a bad idea to allow the bales to get too sodden by rain. Up until recently we have been enjoying a very dry spell but now the tarpaulins are stretched over the structure to keep the worst of the rain off. I must return to carving next week but we hope to get the roof far enough advanced for Toby (who has been helping me) to finish the job on his own.