In a community like this one, where much of its daily business is outdoors, the weather is always a topic of conversation, and the same's true on a building site. We've had a truly dreadful winter, with unprecedented quantities of rainfall, and more gales than anyone can remember.
Not that progress hasn't been considerable despite the weather. The pointing of the interior of the curtain walls is now up to battlement level. The next stage here is to rebuild the walkway and replace the flags so that the pointing can be completed, after which the whole courtyard interior is to be plastered.
At the same time, the gable ends will be rebuilt on the main building, the 'north range', after which the new roof will go on. To do this, the chimneys and their flues will have to be installed. With the roof on, work can continue apace in the interior.