The Earth Floor
It's been a long time coming ... but finally here we are at the right time of the year, with all the materials collected and enough people to do the finishing layer in one day ...
|Cow manure collected from a friend's field ...|
|Local 0,4 sand|
|Hemp fibre and chopped up straw.|
|Clay earth soaked 24 hours in the bathtub ...|
|All mixed with a bit of water|
in the concrete mixer ...
|The joys of handling cow manure ...|
|Volunteers Florentina, Libby and|
Andreas trowelling the finishing
In the Garden
|Wwoofer Libby, a professional gardener|
working wonders in the round garden ...
lots of seed sowing and watering ..
|Wwoofer Andreas from Sweden|
creating the outer path for the
|Andreas attended a course on sustainable living|
in Sweden ... here putting his knowledge of plants
to use ....
|Wwoofer Gwendal, a special educational needs|
worker, mulching around the Yacon plants
in the forest garden.
|Gwendal dismantling a pallet ...|
|Volunteer Erin from Canada transforming|
pallet wood into furniture for the bathroom.
|Andrea, a volunteer from Holland|
is no stranger to working with wood
being a student of product design ... here
preparing some pallet wood for kitchen cabinet
|Great - looks good!|
|Gwendal experimenting with making|
dandelion coffee ...
|Enjoying a post meal dandelion coffee ...|
|Creating with the garden produce in our nearly finished|
pallet and recycled wood kitchen ....
|Enjoying a shared meal on our newly built recycled wood|
dining table ....
|Florentina became an expert in creating|
salads with edible flowers and wild plants ...
|Ready to tuck in ...|
|Preparing the first pumpkin of the season ...|
|The first spaghetti squash, patisson, marrow and|
pumpkins of the season.
Spare time ...
|Libby knitting a snood in the hamock|
|Andreas reading about forest gardening.|
|Gwendal drawing up a scale map|
of the forest garden ...