|Workaway volunteer Clara helping me to plant|
Yacon in the forest garden. It is an unusual
root vegetable with a taste between cucumber
and apple ........
|Clara and I went to collect bamboo|
canes from a friend's woodland - they
are always useful in the garden for
building trellises and tipis for
|Workaway volunteer Corinne transforming the round|
garden. Here digging up potatoes ....
|Steve and Clara bottling up the nettle tea - to be|
used to feed plants in the garden ...
|Some garden produce ...|
|Workaway volunteer, Sandis - from|
Latvia, preparing the earth for rendering
in the house ....
|Sandis wets the wall before applying|
the earth render.
|Preparing the concrete mixer ...|
|Clara makes the flour glue that we add to the earth|
render mix to make it more sticky ...
|The concrete mixer team ...|
|Rendering the wall - the idea of this middle layer|
is to straighten the wall as much as possible before
applying the finishing render.
|Steve and Corinne start dismantling the pallets ... not|
always easy .....
|Starting to measure up ...|
|The pallet compost system almost|
|Corinne cut some comfrey down|
to the ground - to be used as a
compost activator. It can be cut
several times a year and quickly grows
back. It is a wonderful mineral
accumulator ... its roots bring up
minerals deep in the soil.
|An accomplishedc flexitarian cook, |
Corinne spent many hours preparing
delicious meals from garden produce.
|A group creative cooking session in the newly|
transformed pallet and recycled wood kitchen.