Dora came to visit and help out for 10 days. We finished the tyre wall renders and mosaics and got started on weeding and planting near the entrance.
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Little spaceship like pods made with hemp and lime nestle amongst a 'jardin-jungle' on the far West coast of Brittany. They have been sculpted by a pioneering woman called Evelyn with the help of countless volunteers and people attending her on-site construction courses. They are part of a wider initiative to demonstrate low impact living that is closer to nature. The pods are surrounded by trees, shrubs and other plants that provide shade, food and building materals. Hopefully we can build one here next year.
At least I think it was Toulouse - anyway, certainly the South and somewhere hot. Loulou arrived on her bike and gave me a bouquet of dried wild flowers that she had collected on her way. A charming start to a productive stay.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
|After digging the shape we started to lay out the tyres|
that we were given by various garages and tyre
companies. Actually it's not easy to find tyres now
as most companies have contracts with companies
that recycle them.
|Placing more tyres. The pile of earth is what we dug|
out of the banks to get the shape we wanted.
|Voila - gaps filled!!|
|We than attached chicken wire to the tyres to create|
a 'tooth' and rendered them with cob. We also embedded
stones from the land into a cob mixture on the top.
|Using old broken bits of tiles and|
slate lying around here, we are
creating a mosaic embedded in
a lime mortar ... including symbols
related to peace and nature themes.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
|Alex fell in love with kitten|
|White cat watched from afar|
|Helping to create supports for the beans|
|Being a keen vegan cook, Alex helped create|
some exotic dishes
|Creating or first solar dehydrator|
|A trip to collect woodchip and an opportunity for|
|Woodchip run - It's free and it's just round the corner from us|
|Simone in the greenhouse|
|Creative communal cooking|
|Simone making a chocolate dessert|
|Simone did lots of seed sowing|
|Spiralised veg. Purdy|
|Chocolate torte with a redcurrant coulis (berries|
from the garden) and nusturtium flowers also
from the garden. Yum!!
|Fun with agar agar|
|Brownies made with kidney beans|
|Cucumber rounds with cashew nut cream 'cheese'|
|Lots of organised 'mise en place'|
|Raw lasagne (nasturtium pesto, fermented cashew|
cream cheese, marinaded mushrrooms and raw
marinara sauce ... a work of art!!
|Nasturtium pesto ingredients|
|Chickpea something or other|