This weekend, I got the rest of the solar panel built up on the roof, and almost immediately you could see the benefits. Even though the sun has only appeared for a few minutes, the water down in the tank is heating up nicely. Can’t wait for a bit of decent weather to get up and repaint the rest of that roof..
Also got the Smith and Wellstood ‘Doric’ range up and working too, and to my immense relief it works, and heats the water pretty speedily. It is so nice to have a wood fire in the kitchen, the smell is so reassuring.

The plan is to coppice our birch woodland, which should provide a good regular supply of fuel for this little beastie.