Tag: volunteers

Tree maintenance

May update

One day there will be a day without fruit to prepare or pick, but today is not that day. May started off quietly enough with a bit of tree maintenance, mulching and adding compost to the trees, and building our reed bed with our helpers Christie and Jessie, but now it’s just descended into fruit madness. We have managed to…

First test firing

Rocket stoves and Hugel beds

We’ve had a couple of extra helpers visiting for a few days last week. Anna and Olof are on a round-the-world trip, visiting various projects and learning about self-sufficiency, and practising permaculture. Danni and Richard are still here, but Anna and Olof’s interests (permaculture and rocket stoves) seemed too good to pass up! It was a hectic few days, with…

Finished plasterboard

Kitchen update

Work on the kitchen has been progressing well this month, and our plans have expanded somewhat from the original design. No surprises there! Having stripped out the old suspended ceiling, we’ve realised the original mud ceiling is in very poor condition, and would need to be totally replaced. So, we’ve decided not to bother, and we’ll take out the mud loft floor…