cba_s0118_header.png
Home
About
Get Started Book
Volunteering Planning
The Big Dig
Tyring Work
   2 May 07
   9th May 07
   17 & 18 May 07
   23 May 07
   30 May 07
   20 June 07
   27 June 07
   5 July 07
   13 Sep 07
   6 Dec 07
   2 & 3 Nov 07
   18 Oct 07
   4 Oct 07
   24 & 25 Sep 07
   20 Sep 07
   10 Jan 08
   17, 18 & 19 Jan 08
   7 Feb 08
   20 Feb 08
   28 Feb 08
   8 Mar 08
   10 Jan 09
   19 Feb 09
   26 Feb 09
   Aug 2013
Putting the lid on
Time Out
Greenhouse
Geodesic Dome
Interior
Diary Materials
Questions
Articles Recipes
Links
Books
Contact us
ldarthandwritten190.png


26 Feb 09

Tyres and bond beams

Isn't it strange how feelings (in this case fear) can override logic? Even though we knew why the bees were angry last week, and knew that this week they had no reason to sting us, we were both very wary of them. Still, a little bit of healthy respect never hurt anyone did it?

As you can see, it was a lovely sunny day again, the blossom's still out and we finished the last tyre for the round room - yippeee!

26feb091.jpg

Next job was the bond beam. We started by cutting it to size so we can check the levels. Then we ran out of wood. No matter, we still have the job of trying to work out how the round room roof will work.

26feb094.jpg

It's not a straight forward circle, there are two straightish sides to it; the slopping roof of the main building and the front section that opens onto the greenhouse area. All those angles and different levels made my brain ache! After much umming and aarhing (mostly from me) I took lots of photos of the different parts and decided I'd come home and draw it up on the computer. At least I can get my head round it now ('scuse the pun).

roundroofplanview.jpg

Flora

Do you remember last year when we found the orchids? Well, it was about this time of year so we went looking for them again, and just look what we found. The one on the left is a bee orchid I think - we didn't see this last year. I must say I was over the moon to find one of these on the land, aren't they just the bees knees?! And the one on the right is the same as we found last year, I call it a fairy orchid as I haven't been able to find any named variety that looks like it. If anyone knows different please let us know (sorry the pics are a bit blurred).

26feb092.jpg 26feb093.jpg

We've also found something that's a bit worrying. Does anyone know what the red, stringy plant is that's growing round the bottom of the other plant? We saw a field choked with this stuff a few years ago three fields away from us. It looks like it's spread through the area. It seems to creep through plants and I think ends up killing them.

26feb095.jpg

2014bookadvert190.png

knitafroliclogo190.png