|Andrea started by helping to create the 'yoga|
lawn' - she dug earth from the pond area to
level this piece of land. Here she is compacting
the soil in preparation for sowing the lawn seed.
|Sieving the local 'sable de Bayeux'|
to be used for lime rendering
in the house.
|She had a go at lime rendering|
with calcic lime with the expert
help of Phil - a local English
builder and experienced renderer
who gives us a hand from time to
|She loved the feel of the lime ... and|
felt inspired to build her own home -
a tiny house ...
|Mixing lime on the palette ..|
|We went to collect sawdust for the dry toilet|
and woodchip for the garden paths from a local
|Oh so Californian - she went a step beyond tree|
hugging. A new concept - wood chip hugging!!
|The mountain girl transplanting mountain|
orach ... one of my favourite plants. It self
seeds freely now in the round garden and
provides leaves for salads and cooking and
it's real purdy!!
|She researched and made compost using manure,|
nettles scythed from the land, grass cuttings and
kitchen waste ...
|Scything the nettles that conveniently grow next|
to the compost bays
|Treading damp straw which will|
help to activate the composting