We need hundreds of cans to move forward next week on the two exterior pop can walls. Our non-pop drinking family can’t produce enough and even with the generous donations of friends and family we will be short!
I’m at the point (almost) where I’d pay for them at the going rate. I tried our local … Read More →
Wow … it has been two weeks since I last posted about construction. Spring is flying by … we are now eating radishes out of the garden!
We have been busy on the house, but are not seeing the major advances of last month. We are continuing to get ready to deck the roof and there … Read More →
We’ve been robbed!
After months of collecting pop cans we had BAGS of cans squirreled away in our storage shed. When I popped my head in the shed yesterday to admire our collection I realized most of the cans were gone and there were just a few lonely bags left …
The culprit was not very … Read More →
Today we started laying pop cans for the second side of the bond beam form. Last night we screened gravel and ran a string line. This morning at 8:00 am we started and it went very fast!
At 10:30 the sheep shearer (Phillip) showed up to shear or yearling ewes, Ginny, Zoom, Twirl-A-Girl and Whiskers. Philip … Read More →
We started our first pop can wall today. We decided to make the bond beam form on the front wall out of pop cans, a traditional method according to Michael Reynolds.
We opted for cans because the front wall will be most susceptible to moisture, both from the dirt that will be backfilled to this wall, … Read More →
We are now about half way done the front tire wall. It seems to go faster in a straight line, and working close to the ground helps a lot. We have decided to do the bond beam in pop cans, rather than wood. At this point in the building, there will be dirt and moisture … Read More →