Monday, November 17, 2014

Cob meltdown and singing in the rain.

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Rain has stopped the building for a while. It got rather disasterous. The walls of the little compost loo, next to the studio, dissolved in the rain. I hadn't covered them up well enough and the wind whipped off the plastic. Never mind. The wwoofers learnt how to build with cob and also how to dismantle wet mud and save it for another day!

Helen and Steve discovered an old church, in Odemira, that is empty and begging to be sung in, so Helen organised us all to come along on Saturday and sing, sing, sing. We were a human organ, our harmonics rising to the roof. A lovely feeling in a lovely space. We all brought some food to share and Helen guided us through some African songs that soon came together and sounded heavenly!.

I had Isabella come to stay the night and in the morning we went for a walk. Puddles are always fun.

No photos, yet, of the puppy that Bonnie has. It is four weeks old and looks quite sweet and hilarious as it tries to walk. It's very black and I have called it 'Blackberry' for the moment. Bobby is not allowed to go near it. Bonnie is being a very good mother.

And the good news is that R will be home by the end of the week.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Hard-working Wwoofers' Work

Ignasi finally pulls out the 'madre'

Sheet mulch

My Sunny Studio

Spinning on the Patio

Look! No brambles.

Weeding and Feeding the compost heap

Ahh. A visit to the beach for a swim