October 2011

A Magical Night.

Oct
28

I'm sure we all have things we'd like to experience before we die. Sometimes we strive to see to it that it happens, and other times, if you're lucky, they come along all on their own. Well, I'm happy to say that I was lucky enough to happen upon one such experience the other night.

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Slip Straw

Oct
23

When you fall down, there's not much else you can do but pick yourself back up. And well, we are on our feet again and it's time to push on. So this morning we slid on our boots, pulled up our sleeves and with the determination like salmon during spawning season, went out to work on the cob studio. The past two weeks have been very windy and very wet, so the job site is pretty much in tatters. Tarps are strewn about, all torn and shredded. And walking around the cob building is a hassle because any bit or clump of clay seems to become magnetically charged to your shoes.

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Cobbing Complete!

Oct
12

Hooray, were are all done cobbing! Well, mostly anyway. There're still touch-ups to do like around windows, niches and shelving but the walls are complete and boy are we happy about that! We had pretty much the entire west and north walls to cob over the weekend, and we were able to pull it off. But it was close.

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Riding the Cob Express!

Oct
07

It was mid June when our shovel took it's first bite into the earth. Since then we have been working away trying to get our cob studio built before winter. We've had our ups, and we've had our downs. We've had our smiles and we've had our frowns. Well it's October now, and Fall is in full swing. The birch have turned bright orange and gold. Some have even dropped their leaves altogether. More and more geese can be seen flying overhead, making their way south. Yup. It won't be long now before we get hit with our first burst of snow. And still there is plenty that needs doing.

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The Roof Top Hop!

Oct
03

The cob studio is really starting to take shape now! With clear skies and a small breeze over the weekend, we were able to get the roof framing set on the walls. We even went so far as to put a temporary sheathing on top. But the install was hardly a cake walk, but in the end we proved victorious.

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