Last winter we re-roofed East Cottage in Cor-ten corrugated steel. There were a couple of sheets left over, and they have been lying round the back for 10 months.
The streaks of blackness are from the oil coating the sheets are treated with after manufacture and before they are used for building. The sheets have now been put to good use
as blip material for a tin obsessed blipper to rejuvenate the weary rotting wooden sliding doors on the farm steading. I am delighted - as watching the colour change will be interesting! Once the concrete has set the oil will be washed off and the rusting can begin in earnest.
Christmas decs are down, and M is packing. All of us out to a party tonight, then M and I off on the ferry tomorrow. It has been a lovely Christmas and New Year. Always a relief when there is no ice and snow - so cottage guests can get here and get away again - and no power cuts either!