Tuesday, November 20, 2007

living roof

these photos are of our living roof over the garden shed. i mixed clay, sand and vermiculite.
which will make it lightweight.

Crab on the land

one of our many little friends on the land. lucy our cat smelled this little crustacean under a rock and dug her out and tormented it for 10 minutes or so. this one was about the size of my hand

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Natural Building Colloquium

last october i spent 10 days in Kerrville, Texas at the Quiet Valley Ranch.
below photo is me drilling 3/4" holes to support 5/8" rebar, filled with special epoxy. you will see what these columns created in the photo above. this stage was created by "SunRay Kelley"

Monday, November 12, 2007


releasing a turtle into out stream
our friends gave him to us, not
sure why, but they wanted him
to go to our land. this was over
a month ago and i have not
seen him since

dia de los muertos

gabriel, jacob, and samuel ready for the "dia de los muertos" or "day of the dead" parade in our village.

natural building colloquium

this is me, with the straw hat, building the foundation for a "sun ray kelly"
creation at the natural building
colloquium in Kerrville, Texas

below is the final product

second (first) day of school

we put the little guy into a new school. now, instead of the private pricey one, hes going to the local public school

wooden shed

today, finally, still tired in my arms and my bleeding finger that got banged up by the hammer more than once, but i want to post this picture of the roof. i nailed up 1/2" thick hardwood. tommorow i will make it grow, check back to see how!