All the green oak woodwork has been pegged together and is now drying, weathering and probably shrinking too, before panes of glass can be inserted. If we had put the glass in straight away, there would have been one or two cracked panes.
Ideally, I would love to melt down and re-cycle some of our glass bottles etc. into small glass panes but I don’t have the contacts with the kilns. If by chance you do, let me know as I think it would be sooooooooooo wonderful to melt the glass in such a way that you can slightly detect the bottom of melted glass bottles in it when the sunlight is ‘just right’.
Having called this shed something glam. like the ‘tea house of the double moon’, we best have an opening party (Traditional Welsh Tea Ceremony) when the glass is fitted. If you are thirsty for an update or are good at writing tea ceremonies, you best let me know fast before I write myself some overlong quasi-Nippon-Celtic version.
P.Y.O. teabags ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant
For the first few years of HoBB Real, grass cuttings were composted separately from the kitchen waste. We tried to keep some composting seed free and had special composting areas for weeds, seeds, sticks and branches.
In the turning of these and continual shifting about of rotted matter, we soon became exhausted so started to build composting piles where we wanted the compost to stay and left it to breakdown without tuning it. This promoted earthworm action and trickle fed each area chosen.
As so much is piled up on these mixed compost heaps very little ever seeds or takes root. As the vegetation break down and the earthworm count rises, we attract snails and moles. The snails are harvested and the digger moles regulate the earthworm population buy turning over the soil terrifically!
We have about fourteen of these compost heaps spread around the HoBB Gardens saving the initial walks to amalgamate the compost material and the eventual walks to distribute the finished compost.
Enriched waves ~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant