We had wanted to put the tarmac paper on the roof before the winter. But we were too late… Lärkan and Vincent really tried one of the last somewhat non frezing days… but it was too cold. Even though they thought of warming the glue and working with a heater… impossible… So we had to prepare for a temporary solution to protect the wooden roof from snow and rain until the warmth comes back next year. Lärkan bought some new tarpaulins big enough, and that we could cut to fit the roof.
But we had to wait many days before it coud be done. First of all we also had many other things to finish before it becomes too cold… one of the most important was to move the hen, smaller chicken and rabbits into their just finished house. And finally this Thursday they all could move in to their nice new home.
After that we have had snow falling already two times. Not that it has stayed on the ground, but still, the first snow of the year.
Also we had to take care of many other things before the ground will be totally frozen, like cleaning up around all places where we have built and prepared different things. Put some poles and sticks in the ground for different purposes and many other small deeds… Little by little we are getting ready for the winter. It seems to come quickly now. And finally some days when we thought we could work with the roof of the chapel it was far too windy. Impossible to struggle with the big tarpaulins under such circumstances. So many days we had to wait for the suitable opportunity.
But finally, yesterday, Saturday it was sunny and not so windy. The chapel finally got rid of its blue “night gown”. Now it is folded and waiting to be returned to its owners, Olle and Gudrun who also is the couple that has given us all the glass blocks that is the lower part of the wall between the entrance and the chapel-room.
Below You see how Vincent captured me and my husband Lärkan together with our three family dogs on the doorstep of Chapel St. Joseph, the first time we could see it without the nightgown but with the wooden roof in place : ) Here also You can see the single little piece of tarmac paper that was put up in the cold weather… More to come next Year – GOD WILLING!
Below here you can see the perfect, nicely homogen surface that Manuel from Germany has made over all wall areas inside. This is a very nice gift! And has made it possible for me to paint during the winter. Look how nicely smooth it is! Here the entrance room wich Manuel completed one of his last days here.
Unfortunately, during the windy days that has been lately the window there, that was not totally closed crushed…
Tomorrow Lärkan will have to pay a visit to the glass master to have this window mended. Our young sheep guardian dog Kalle is checking out our activities : )
Now Lärkan and Vincent could put the new tarpaulin over the chapels roof, This one we nailed to the wooden roof.
Then the plastic crystal was hoisted up to where in the future the lantern will be placed.
And then it had to be scruwed in place to cover the hole in the wooden roof:
Finally we could cut the edges of the winter protection.
After the winter – when the warmth has returned, we hope to take off the winter tarpaulin to find that the wooden roof has “survived” the winter well. Then we will fasten tarmac paper over the whole roof and finally put the shingles on. Now they also are embedded to endure the winter:
Next year also we hope to put the lantern in place. But first it has to be built!