December 9, 2008

Saturday 29th November

Dog walking seems to be the most popular activity in Gunpowder Park.

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Visitors to the site are spreading the word about Energy Cafe by handing out flyers to other dog walkers and neighbours.

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Started organising materials into categories, including:

Stove making: empty gas bottles, grills, bicycle wheel, oil cans, old petrol tank, various pipes and flues, copper pipes, tin cans – enough to start constructing and testing…

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A selection of poles: still not enough to make the framework for a sturdy shelter. Does anyone have tarpaulin, canvas or a large tent they would like to donate?

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Looking at how we could integrate the natural resources around the site into the construction process.

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Grasses and reeds are ideal for weaving and basketry…

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After talking with Rachael about this she made a drawing of how to make an Iron Age Loom

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We’d like to try this out – possibly to make a woven wall to strengthen the structure. Use of the natural resources around us begin to create an aesthetic, blending in with the environment.

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There is a lot of interest in building a clay oven with locally sourced clay. We talked about this with Janice who visited today.

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Everyday around 4.00pm geese fly low in the sky, over the site, reminding us that the daylight hours are nearly over.

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