This morning we ventured to our land, and our little unfinished straw bale, as a family. For the first time in two weeks, it was just us.
It was a freakishly cold and windy day and I guess we wondered, is this a portent of winter to come? Yes it was windy on that hill but inside our little strawbs we felt pretty secure, snug and warm. We started the day with the modest aim of finishing the first layer of clay render on the back interior wall. We almost made it until Oscar, in a fit of enthusiasm, tipped the water out and we had no more water to make more render. By that time, the sun was getting low on the far hill, our arms were aching and we decided to call it a day with a necessary detour home via Coles for ice cream and red wine.
|With a healthy clay render, everyone can be involved.|
|Annie working hard on the tricky window areas|
|Always time for snotty kisses|
|Annie, a little bit Deadwood today|