Numbers of those creatures were to be seen basking in the sunshine upon the thatching of the houses, and multitudes at all hours of the day showed their glittering sides as they ran frolicking between the spears of grass or raced in troops up and down the tall shafts of the cocoanut trees.
You see them perched aloft among the immovable boughs of the majestic bread-fruit trees, or gently swaying on the elastic branches of the Omoo; skimming over the palmetto thatching of the bamboo huts; passing like spirits on the wing through the shadows of the grove, and sometimes descending into the bosom of the valley in gleaming flights from the mountains.
He always thatched the ricks--for if anything were his forte more than another, it was thatching
--and when the last touch had been put to the last beehive rick, Kester, whose home lay at some distance from the farm, would take a walk to the rick-yard in his best clothes on a Sunday morning and stand in the lane, at a due distance, to contemplate his own thatching
walking about to get each rick from the proper point of view.
Flattened against the side of the hut, yet not arousing a single warning rustle from its dried thatching
, The Killer came closer and closer to the watcher.
Announcement of competition: About thatching
and additional insulation of roofs at Verdal Upper Secondary ca.
Homeowners or potential buyers can check out the National Society of Master Thatcher's for their nearest registered member or speak to Thatching
Advisory Services if they are unsure about the condition of a thatched roof.
Mr Letts, an archaeobotantist who has done extensive research in historic thatching
methods, said he is delighted with the team provided by the Wales Community Rehabilitation Company which is part of the probation service.
Robin Dower, from Northumberland architects Spence & Dower, who were also involved in the project, said: "Because the barn had surviving heather thatch we could examine how our ancestors did it in terms of putting it together and it has allowed us to understand about the North of England thatching
Thatcher Alan Jones said:"We have the variety April Bearded, from which we use the best straw for thatching
traditional and historic Welsh cottages.
Reed beds alongside the River Conwy are once again being harvested for high quality thatching
straw to adorn traditional buildings in Wales.
is traditionally carried out by families with skills being handed down through generations.
Special pressure-treated timber columns from South Africa were used to build all the structures, while the group's unique cape reed thatching
was used for all the roofs.