Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 21:22
Yeah, well. I’ll try to keep this one short and get it online as quickly as possible instead.
Much has happened in the last year, not much in regards to my building plans and wishes though. Family life had been keeping me super busy already, and then the whole Corona chaos happened right on top of that. While I really can’t complain personally, it still has been the wildest ride! And I feel like I have hardly had a moment to catch my breath for months now.
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 21:11
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! So first things first: I am superbly proud of myself. I managed to get EVERYTHING done that I wanted to do and try with the mini digger. On my own, by myself. Now there’s a huge pile of ready-made cob sitting next to a big hole in the ground, and my sister’s stretch of lawn… can now be levelled and sown much more easily. ;-) But of course the whole thing took much longer than I thought. (when will I learn)
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 21:10
Heh, you know, there really is magic in “just starting somewhere”. Ever since I’ve decided to get going and build the outdoor kitchen with the mobile cob oven trick this summer and autumn (read: right about NOW), things have begun to fall into place very neatly and in the most amazing ways. To the point where I’ve actually rented a mini digger for TOMORROW! Anyway, I’m keeping this post sticky and will update it as things progress.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:29
Well hello blog, how have you been? I have been so frustrated. I haven’t really written much about it here, but I was planning to build a smallish outdoor kitchen – basically just a cob oven combined with a garden bar and a roof on top – both as a test object and as an actual building made with cob that people could look at and actually touch. However, the authorities asked me to run the full building permit gamut, and they wouldn’t budge.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:12
A short note only today so I get back into blogging: On Saturday I got to talk with interesting people about living in an intentional community. And I noticed that not everybody seems to be talking about the same thing here.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:04
I deliberately did absolutely no planting this year, so all I did in the garden was dump stuff on the compost heap and taming the grassy jungle – after learning to use a scythe, and getting one. :-) But not doing much yielded some unexpected results!
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:33
At the end of August, we spent a day or two setting up a project wall for the house. Not perfect but perfectly usable, so here’s the story.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 14:03
In May I told you about my second attempt at building a pizza oven last year, and with roughly the same amount of delay, here’s the follow up story about our first time actually using it at the end of June. Spoiler: It worked alright and made lovely pizza! ;-)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 18:18
I spent two days in Frankfurt (Main) on an absolutely wonderful and VERY informative tadelakt course! I’ve been in love with the material for quite some years, but now we’re getting married ;-) plus I found so much inspiration and I have SO many new ideas!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 15:24
Short-ish post where I’m mostly thinking aloud, about what kind of look I like and also what I don’t, and about our surroundings in this village.