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The Big Dig
Putting the lid on
Feb and March fly by
VisitorsPhew, June has been a busy month for visitors. First on the 19th (not the 20th as originally planned) we had a group of 8 come. Then on the 20th a very good friend, Josephine, and her family visited after the Cariatiz market, that was a group of 9. Richard, Josephine's son who lives in America, was the one who gave us advice about the batteries for the solar system. He has loads of experience with them as he helped most of his neighbours upgrade their solar systems. Thanks Richard, your advice was just perfect. It was quite funny though, Dave and Richard disappeared off to the battery house and weren't seen for hours, I did overhear part of their conversation on their return though and still have no idea what 'kinky boots' have to do with solar batteries.....! Then on Monday 22nd, the Permaculture Group monthly meeting was held here, 13 members turned up. We did an earthship tour in 2 groups, then had a delicious lunch from all the dishes everyone brought and a thoroughly good chat about all things permaculture... and some not. The cats didn't know what was going on! Charlie, our cuddliest little ball of fluff was in heaven on Saturday, he was cuddled and cuddled and cuddled until even he had had his fill of cuddles - and that's going some! In all the excitement I forgot to take photos on the Friday, remembered on the Saturday, then forgot again on the Monday. Luckily Kevin took some on Monday, thanks Kev!
In honor of all our visitors we added some pallet privacy to our outdoor compost toilet. Well more like we thought people wouldn't be comfortable going to the loo with just a row of tyres in front and the see through chair back behind, which is what we've had for 2 years. It actually makes for quite a nice little snuggly area now, somewhere to sit and contemplate nature ;-))
and lastly the serious matter of water
As the summer has hotted up work has slowed on the 10,000ltr water tank - well it's stopped actually!
We keep meaning to rig up a cover so I can finish the can in-fill and start doing the mud surface ready for the water proof coating. But somehow we just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe next month?
But, we did come across this 2nd hand 5,000ltr water tank for sale on a local forum, so snapped it up. Now we just need to work out where to put it.
It'll eventually be the water tank for the garage, but we haven't even started that yet so it would be good to have this as a temporary one for the main building. Ya know, just in case it rains before September, ha, ha!