December 10, 2008
Monday 1st December
Breakfast at Energy Cafe
A morning of willow coppicing…
enough to make a bender…(takes a few hours)
step one: find a dry and sheltered spot
step two: make a platform out of palettes
step three: bend willow to form the basic dome structure
step four: tie together using hemp string
coppice more willow if needed
finally: a sturdy structure.
next step: to find canvas and suitable ways to insulate and keep out the draft.
Bender building accompanied by peddle powered Ipod tunes.
And Fiona’s delicious home made sour dough ‘croissants’ with tea.
A walk in the night to collect cut branches for firewood.