cba_s0118_header.png
Home
Get Started Book Planning
The Big Dig
Tyring Work
Putting the lid on
   2 Dec 07
   4 Dec 07
   20 Dec 07
   27 & 30 Dec 07
   24 & 26 Jan 08
   3 April 08
   10 Apr 08
   17 Apr 08
   2 May 08
   9 May 08
   6 June 08
   27 Jun 08
   5 Jul 08
   25 Jul 08
   16 Aug 08
   23 Aug 08
   12 Feb 09
   29 Jan 09
   15 May 09
   Easter 09
   21 May 09
   18 Jun 09
   29 & 30 Jun 09
   19th & 25th Sep 09
   9 July 09
   15 Oct 09
   29 Oct 09
   26 Nov 09
   11 Nov 09
   4 Dec 09
   17 Dec 09
   2 Jan 10
   23 Mar 10
   3 Jun 10
   12 - 17 Jun 10
   24 Jun - 1 Jul 10
   8 Jul - 5 Aug 10
   19 - 26 Aug 10
   2 & 9 Sep 10
   16 Sep - 8 Oct 10
   15 Oct - 19 Nov 10
   15-17 Dec 10
   Feb & 2-4 Mar 11
   17-20 Mar 11
   24 April 11
   5 May 11
   28-30 May 11
   11 Jun 11
   22-25 Jun 11
   30 Jun - 01 Jul 11
   8-15 Jul 11
   26 Jul 11
   28-30 Jul 11
   01 & 09 Mar 2012
   19-20 May 2012
   25 May - 3 Jun 2012
   20-22 Jul 2012
   1-8 Jul 2012
   20-22 Jul 2012 cont...
   02 Aug 2013
   April 2016
   August 2016 Water Catch Work
Materials
Questions
Greenhouse
Geodesic Dome
Interior
Diary Time Out
Recipes
Earthship Living
Ethical Fashion Articles
Links
Books
Contact us
LDArt 2016 190.jpg


19th & 25th Sep 09

Dad's birthday

My dad has come to visit so as an extra special treat we thought we'd put him to work on his birthday! No, we're not heartless brutes, as it's almond picking time we thought we'd show dad around the 'ship, pick a few almond trees then hot foot it to the nearest village for a birthday beer and lunch. Little did we know that the weather had had other ideas...

A few days before our visit the rains had come to Spain, and boy did they come. We measured 4cm rain in 30 mins - that's nearly half of our expected annual rainfall! When we got to the 'ship a lot of this rain had collected in the black plastic on the roof and had started to leak through to the ceiling - yes through to those lovely painted planks - I'm hoping that the water stains will enhance the rustic feel of the place.

There was no way we were going to waste all that water so we set about transferring it into a couple of butts and gave the satsuma tree a good soaking. Then we had to completely redo the plastic, trying this time to avoid any rain catching nooks - shame really.

19sep092

At last we got to picking 5 almond trees and were very ready for a cool beer and some food.

19sep091

25th Sep

Not one to hide from work (not even behind that column) dad came back with us today to help Dave screw in some more ceiling planks. We've got to the second skylight so nearly done the main hut area.

I pruned the almond trees we'd picked last week and picked a few more. I'm quite pleased with the pruning attempts I made a year and a half ago, most of the trees have had a much better crop this year - not up to local farmer standard yet, but we're getting there.

25sep094

Dad was determined to do some tyre work, we forgot to tell him you're meant to fill 'em not chuck 'em.

25sep093

We thought we deserved an ice cream treat on our way home - well it was our first full days work back at the 'ship after a lovely long summer break.

25sep095

Save the Rainforests

I don't need to go on about why we should save the rainforests of the world, less talk more action is what's needed, so please go to this web site and sign up to save the rainforests. Thank you.




2016bookadvert2.jpg

knitafroliclogo190.png