It’s now early March and as promised, I’ve managed to do hardly any bloggy bits. The snow only managed to mildly disrupt progress at The Boot – the building has been roofed and watertight for a few weeks now – plasterers and electricians seem to be working well together and the upstairs is almost done. Chasing BT and other suppliers to see if we can’t boost the broadband to a little more than the equivalent of two tin cans and a ball of string.

20 tonnes of organic mushroom compost were delivered by Capel Mushrooms last Thursday, Peter & Dom started distributing it over the field and we’ve marked out the greenhouse & duck pond. Couple more days on the wheelbarrow & shovel and I’ll be rotavating it all in and marking out the beds. Our fab heritage pear & apple trees are heeled in and waiting for an espalier frame before moving to their permanent home. The hedging whips are arriving next week as, fingers crossed, are a lorry load of chestnut cleft rails & posts. Got a busy fortnight ahead and need to get cracking on it as there are only a few weeks left of not being able to do anything in the main building.

Cinema seats have arrived as well which I’m super excited about – 3 rows of 1930’s cinema seat so far – one from Southwold, one from Gt Yarmouth and one from Paris.

GM position has been advertised and I’m wading through a bunch of applicants this week. Ketchup labels are designed & printed already, bottles are waiting to be filled. Rocket pizza oven, hot smoker all in the design phase and am admiring some dang fine* coffee machines (*expensive).

Still looking for a May opening. If you haven’t already please subscribe to the newsletter – details of opening, the offering, menu, animals and so on will be mailed out in the not too distant future.

Mike, March 2018

One Reply to “Update”

  1. Really looking forward to having a local place to eat and drink again. Please keep us all posted on progress. Good luck with all the work.

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