Monday, August 18, 2008

News from the Farm 3

Work in progress!!

This is our brand new taboon, soon we'll be able to bake pitta and pizza.

There is so much happening here lately that if I try to keep up with the changes and the new pictures I will never finish this post, so here it goes after several attempts.
Two big changes have taken place at Yeshmeain (the permaculture educational farm where I live): about 2 months a go we finally moved the kitchen outside, got the composting toilet and shower up and running and just moved there. Life takes place on that common area rather than inside the small house we used to gather at.

The second big change is that we have started building "the Center", a 200 square meter straw bale builing that will host all of our activities. Down here you can see the building; an old greenhouse frame with a new roof, used tyres filled with gravel are the foundations or "good shoes" where we hqve stqrted lying the straw bales that will soon be a wall. The good shoes also have stones and lime on the side. All of this will prevent moisture from reaching the straw and the mud plaster
Here you can see Gal and Merav digging the pool andh channel for out most recent grey water system and in the background the solar water heater that Ilai built.
This is how the garden looks now
After a great workshop on earth building with Tal Bashan we finished Ilai's walls and some shelves for the new indoor kitchen.

On the right you can see part of the 'good shoes', tyres stuffed with gravel.

The best hanging out spot is now under the mullberry tree

We hosted a lime plaster workshop, we made a pond for the Grey water system, lined the canal, did repairs on the composting toilet-shower building and finished the floor for Ilai's house.

We had a mud plaster workshop that was only the beggining of the full refurbishing of what was once the donkey's barn.

This is my own little place also known as 'La Choza Cachorra'; it keeps fresh at all times during the summer.

here's our new open kitchen

If u are around and want to give us a hand we will be very grateful, we still have a long way to go and need to finish the mud plaster before the rain comes.


Strika said...

¡Cómo ha cambiado desde que fuimos! Tendremos que visitarte otra vez ;) Por cierto, el horno está padrísimo.
Un besote,

Harry Papaley said...

yo tambien tengo que ir...