December 10, 2008

Monday 1st December

Breakfast at Energy Cafe

breakfast

orangejuice

A morning of willow coppicing…

willow

shaunwillow

willowchop2

willowshaving

enough to make a bender…(takes a few hours)

step one: find a dry and sheltered spot

benderpalettes1

step two: make a platform out of palettes

ellashaunbender1

step three: bend willow to form the basic dome structure

weavebender

step four: tie together using hemp string

sebwillow2

coppice more willow if needed

benderdusk

finally: a sturdy structure.

next step: to find canvas and suitable ways to insulate and keep out the draft.

nickbike

Bender building accompanied by peddle powered Ipod tunes.

bread

And Fiona’s delicious home made sour dough ‘croissants’ with tea.

sebsunset

nighttree

A walk in the night to collect cut branches for firewood.

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