|Two young wwoofers, Quentin and Kevin digging|
up potatoes .....
|Clara weeding in the round garden ....|
|Harvesting comfrey for the compost bin ...|
|Wwoofer Gwendal helping me|
to plant lettuces and leeks in
a sheet mulched bed ...
|The round garden gets a makeover ...|
|Roumanian workaway volunteer with the Roumanian|
|Bastien, a mechanical engineering student tackles the|
ferns with the brushcutter - to be used as mulch.
|Florentina tidies up the greenhouse.|
|Gwendal laying the cardboard|
around the round garden before
|Florentina and newly arrived wwoofer|
Andrea collecting wild food for supper.
|Gwendal collecting Nasturtium|
leaves and flowers to make a
|Bastien making bundles of twigs for starting fires ...|
|Wild axe man Steve, taking down the old fruit tree|
that is past its prime ....
|Sandis and I went on a cardboard run .... a local|
furniture company lets us take all the cardboard
they would otherwise throw out. We use it for
sheet mulching .....
|Corinne explaining to Bastien and Quentin how|
to prepare a bed for planting.
A Hive of Activity with various woodwork projects
|Medical student, Bas, from Holland starts to sand|
wood found on the land ... the idea is to make
a dining table ...
|Meanwhile Kevin decides to build a much needed|
door for the bathroom.
|Bastien joins Bas on the table project ....|
|Bastien helping me to construct|
some pallet shelves for the bathroom.
|Steve starts the pallet bathroom|
cabinet project ...
|... and Sandis takes over when Steve leaves ...|
|Sandis, proudly sanding the cabinet ...|
|Bastien filters the earth into water in the bath. Soaking|
the earth 24 hours before mixing the render makes it
|Wwoofers Quentin and Kevin work|
hard to straighten the wall with the
middle earth coat.
|Sandis helped me to calculate|
how much cow manure we
would need for the earth floor
we will do soon.
|... and we worked out several|
different recipes for the finished
layer of the earth floor ... test
Creative and healthy communal cooking and eating
|One of our homegrown edible flower salads ...|
|... for which there is much appreciation ...|
|Steve made some wonderful cakes ...|
|Multi-tasking - food preparation and|
|A group project - how to construct a new roof for|
the dry toilet in a barrel using willow cut from
the land and recuperated plastic sheeting from
one of the DIY shops.
|The willow dome takes shape.|
|Florentina and product design student, Andrea|
from Holland fit the willow dome to the
top of the dry toilet barrel.
|Workaway volunteer Corinne, a trained and experienced|
ecologist, biologist and horticultural worker gives a workshop
on edible wild plants .....
|Volunteers making use of the extensive library of|
books on ecoconstruction, permaculture, well being