Cording from local dog bane, making Sumac Ade (Indigenous Lemonade), Lashing, Class on Types of Composting including Worm Composting. Composting techniques used throughout August with our waste products. solar Oven cooking, Use of Rocket Stove for cooking. Eating outside together, and suppers in the Strawbale Studio, Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on inoculated logs. Hay Box cooking (insulative cooking. Harvesting eggs from the LeFevre Farm.
Making Farmers’ Cheese from local goats milk. Local Experts bring their skills: Spoon Carving Classes with Micah L., Making window bucks and using power tools with Gene V. Harvesting poles, learning lashing & making a Log Ladder. Lashing & Constructing a Round Pole A Frame for Thatching. Basic Thatching design and application techniques. Firing up and using a Rocket Stove Mass Heater, Rocket Stove Cooker, Rumford Fireplace and Earth Oven.
Teaching each other music. Ice cream and chocolate cake. Foraging and green omelets from the land with lambs quarters, ox eye daisy, oregano, dandelion, comfrey, garlic, chives and more. Food: harvest grape leaves and make Dolmas, Skills: lashing, stacking blocks for foundations, harvesting trees, using a drawshave, worm composting – use & process.
Starch Paste, Adhesion Coat, Earth Plasters, Finish Plaster, Cob, Fire & Rocket Stove Dynamics, Stone Laying strategies. Notching tools & techniques. Draw Knife & Shaving Horse use. Harvesting & Debarking logs . Using a hatchet, Ax and Splitting Mallot.
Tadelakt – lime plaster finish
Emily Gaudreau-Brown & Paul Beaudet “tadylakted” the bathroom sink surround for my birthday. Beautiful !
traditional polished water-proof finish.
Apple harvesting from the land.
So much collecting, dehydrating & being creative with apples in all sorts of food!!
Thanks especially to Paul Beaudet
Interns visit East River Farm, getting eggs and meeting the animals, Harvest the CSA food at 3 Roods Farm 5 times,
Attend the Ghandi Peace Day at Three Roods Farm, and several Compassionate Communications gatherings.
YOGA weekly at Hamsa Yoga with Alan Harras Attend the Flint Water Crisis Concert with Gaia Singers.
New Boat Launch is built at the swamp by the May “A-Team + Madi”
Initiated by Andy Bologovsky and built by the May Interns ~ includes a Lime plastered Bench, Fire Pit & Boat Slip and stone bench.
Awesome addition to the land.
The Flying Toad (aka Identity Cabin)
This new structure includes curvy logs & benches, new strawbale walls, earth plasters & bottle window and living roof The porch addition was constructed by the
July 9-Day Natural Building Essentials Course Interns built the walls, plasters, benches & details including a lashed ladder to the green roof!
Donation Mailed to EcoSeeds #5883 Fay Hanson donation to SEEDS $100. 12/25/2015
#2180 4/19/2016 gift to SBS Seeds.
in addition to the many who come to the Potluck ! Dimitri Flam, studying yoga, permaculture, Jared Aiken and sister from Ontario, yoga and natural skills. Michael Mallon – brave spaces, super-hero training academy. Linda Jackson, Clarkston, MI, Peggy Maggid, retired elementary teacher, Susan Schwenn, Battle Creek, MI.
Kay Fedewa guest with Dana Driscoll & friends. Ann Ford, Birmingham, MI. Charlie Reischl, Ann Arbor, MI. Emerson Schreiner, Grand Rapids. Jolene Ciglano, Fallon Januska, Matt Swain, Emily Tour. Ruthie Lane, Antioch College & Auburn Hills, Michigan. Genevieve Grover, traveling the Americas,
Brita Anderson, studying natural building in Ontario. Peter Simic, co-manager Community Farm of Ann Arbor, Dominec Juarez, previous intern, NY. Gaylyn Kaufman, MI Ecovillage Movement, Christian Smith, Neighborwood presentation for the July Intensive,
Andy Bologovski & friend, NY state, Holly Wunderlich, Dori, AK & Mira .Rachel Rogers, Ronni Marcus, , Jen Shannon. Jim & Doris, Keon Walker, Rabi Arnie & Robert Crowe & friend Marie …and more !
DB personal: Rennisance Fest with intern Paul & again with the McDonald family & kids Lium, 13, Rowan 10, Elowen, 4. I attend several plays they are in: Jungle Book & 12th Night by Shakespear.
Visit Ohio & Uncle Harold, Cousin Judy. Connect with family, especially Sunny, Michael, Anna.