What could THIS be???
Answer: a BIG project!
Lots of steps to it, starting with Haul Sand from the River. Collect clay.
Build base. Fill in base.
Stomp clay and sand together.
Make clay floor. Wait for chickens to walk on floor. Smooth it out again and cover it with feed bags and tarps at night after that.
Make clay animals and handprints for fun. Find out that the clay that dries too fast in the sunlight cracks up! Therefore, put up the coconut frond cover in top photo.
Build a dome with packed sand, cover with wet newspaper, and cover it with the stomped clay/sand mixture.
Get dried grass to add to the second layer of clay and sand for strength.
TA DA – a Pizza Oven! (We’ll know in a few weeks if it works. I’ll give an update.)
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The Permaculture Workshop is here and is going on. Here are some of the gang.
I’ll grab photos from Junia showing the different projects for next week.
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A TALE OF TWO DREAMS
Saturday morning I woke up from a dream where I’d been driving our truck on a pebble road, lost control, struggled for control, fishtailed, finally got off to a safe spot and quite relieved, but then somehow I was nose down in a deep drain. There was no damage but it was going to be difficult to get the truck out.
I told the dream to the family, whereupon Akka told me that he had just had a nearly identical dream: Austin was driving the truck on a muddy slope. He ended up losing control of the truck and it went nose down – then it flipped end over end, and it broke completely in two.
Needless to say, as I drove to town on Saturday, I was exceptionally careful, feeling that an accident was on my heels. All was well until it was time to leave the very crowded parking lot. Another car had come and blocked me and two other cars. Finally the car flanking me left. With the help of Junia and the parking attendant, I wriggled my tail out, and back and forthed to straighten up. I was home free. Then needed to back just a little more. CRUNCH!
Brand new Prius car for hire, with the driver right there. No “damage” … but it was going to be expensive to solve. DANG!
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ARTS and CRAFTS
With the crowd here we needed to use the big urn, but it was time to become more energy efficient. An old towel, a sulu in the give-away pile, and stitching that would make my grandmother shake her head.
And baby Noah – the youngest grandson.
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FIJIAN WORD OF THE WEEK
Sit down is dabe. (DAm-bay) Chair is dabedabe (DAm-bay-DAm-bay)
So, please dabe in my dabedabe. Enjoy yourself. It is a very popular dabedabe.
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Happy week, everybody.
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