The weather forecast suggests that maybe, just maybe, it may rain next week. All 3 cottages are reliant on rainwater tanks- no mains water here- so we decided that it would be prudent to clear all the roof guttering of leaves and general detritus to ensure maximum water capture.
Wobbly tin roofs are not fun to walk along, but good job we did because not only were the gutters and downpipes clogged with leaves and silt, but we removed several dead rats and mice. I suspect that dead vermin contaminating the drinking water may have health and safety ramifications.
Sometimes I miss city living.