Plank tiles next to sandstone steps
Entry nature inspired mud room slate tile mosaic
More gravel for thermal mass and radiant floor tubing above insulation
Lime plaster with sculptures
Lime stabilized earthen plaster
Straw bales and cob mortar
Curvy cob and dry stacked sandstone
Dry stacked sandstone
Insulative cob worm, high in vermiculite
Screwing down the Galvalume roofing panels
8" to 10" thick rigid foam insulation in roof
Chicken wire to hold rigid foam insulation
Indian Blanket wild flowers
Above the sea of clouds
Greens and Squash growing
Roof rafter extensions completed
Staying cool in our giant pool!
Large overhangs complete to keep water off straw bale walls
Large Hugelkultur bed planted, a self irrigated garden
Soon to be herb garden at the front door
Magical limestones for inside the water storage tanks
Private water treatment facility
A first flush diverter, into a sediment trap, then into a strainer, falling into the first tank aerating the water, connected to second tank with sediment trap, second tank contains spigot, overflow with screened vent to 3rd storage tank for solar shower, with winter drains and cleanouts, compression fittings to take apart, limestones in both tanks to mineralize and increase alkalinity.
Finally a spigot with clean running drinking water!
Should make getting around the mountain easier and more fun!
Mountain Laurels flowering
Framing Has Begun!
Water Catchment Plan so far...
We found 25 Pink Landy Slipper orchids. Ten of them have blooms.
We hand dug this pond. Digging by hand is definitely not the way to go for larger ponds.