That was 3 months ago. Boo.
Many friends and family came to help us out. Yay.
Life since has been flat out, interesting and fun. Yay.
I've struggled to find enough time to post about this. Boo.
Finally, here are at least some photos. Yay.
|300 bales of wheaten straw|
|stacking under cover on pallets|
|down they come...|
|...and on the stack they go|
|we got a good system going|
|piling it on...|
|a stylish dismount Indigo|
|keep 'em coming|
|and keep on stacking|
|last bale off the truck|
|let the cubby house begin|
|and let the real house get it's first bale|
|Dave bangin one into place|
|Slug joins in too|
|it all seemed to happen quickly|
|Ande working hard|
|Dana & Jules making half bales|
|Karena & Dana gluing carpet to the steel (to stop condensation getting into the bale walls)|
|I didn't just supervise|
|bangin in bamboo stakes to tie it all together|
|committe meeting fixed the wonky|
|a dwindling stack|
|even Finn got in on the action|
|a bit of fatherly advice|
|South West wall ready for compression and trimming|
|Jon got enough time off lining the ceilings to lay a bale or two|
|the leaning corner of Pisa|
|the boys made a killer cubby house|
|who gave this man a nail gun? Thanks Martin...|
|Alison & Dana having too much fun|
|Pete & Liam on the case|
|the calm before the storm|
|well, a 70 year old storm|
|Ma banging it into place|
|looks like fun|
|Heather and Dana plugging the gaps with loose straw and mud|
|East wall stacked|
|almost looks like a house|
Phew, that took ages to load. Next installment has compressing, trimming, gap filling, cob, mould, lime, plumbing and more. As ever, it will be on the infonerd when it's done.