October 30, 2009

Beautiful October

Harvesting pine needles and admiring the pitch.

Music in the courtyard.

Denali comes to visit!!!
And Betty taught us how to make pine needle baskets.
Below is a photo of mine in the making.
Levi and I harvesting at our friends organic farm.

Putting the rafters up and building an extension portal to access the sky observation deck!
The roof has been completed on the Sunburst Earthen Oven!

And of course, no month is more delightful than one where your friends challenge you to a sandcastle competition. See the earthen oven courtyard? How bout the rice terraces following the contours and the lovely drip castle balcony? Cass, Travis, Max and I went to Carpenteria and sculpted this together in front of where Max's grandparents once lived. This was a special afternoon...Eating at The Spot and jumping in the waves. I love swimming in the ocean.

Fuddy Update

Ahhhh... it is almost November which means time to embark on the Fuddy again! This month I hope to get the roof finished, the windows in, the walls stuffed and the stem wall completed. Above you can see what the structure looks like now. Look at the free windows inside just waiting to become a part of it all! And we acquired enough free pond liner for the Fuddy and the Playhouse. Go Craigslist!
October was such a lovely month with lots of friends and deepening of our friendships. See the Fuddy in the background?
Us putting up the rafters and hurricane ties last month.

October 28, 2009

Adobe Meditation Studio

A wonderful opportunity arrived in my life!
I had the pleasure of building an adobe meditation studio in
Santa Barbara with Betty and Max.
First, Betty made about 500 adobe bricks at Spirit Pine!
Tautahcho crafted the beautiful door.

Planning the stem wall.

Two shots after our first day of laying adobes.

After the second day of adobes.

On the third day Serenity joined the team.

Above you can see the building after the fourth day.
The roof is now on as is the door. I hope to post a photo of that soon!

The building process went so incredibly well on this adobe studio.
We worked well as a team and had so much fun.