I had a site meeting with the builder yesterday. Depending on the availability of straw bales, we may be able to restart construction in early April. There are a few preparatory jobs we can get done in the mean time. I need to get a small shed up with a concreted floor for the batteries, inverter, generator, etc, and there are a couple of minor problems with the slab which can be easily fixed.
The place is looking great - surprisingly green for this time of year because of the rain we had the other day. I saw a brown snake sunning himself (until he spotted me and slithered away), and a hare.
More later, when I find out about the bales.
Update: Bale Dude rang back, and he has bales available, which he can deliver in mid-April. Huzzah!
Update to update: The builder had a few delays, and other work. Quote finally delivered, and he's hoping to start at the beginning of May.