I do share most of my recipes. Maybe I shouldn’t and instead film them for my blog or even write a book (I could easily fill a book with food tips and recipes). There are a few recipes that I’ve … Continue reading
Everyday for the past couple I have been working at someplace or the other. Life’s been pretty hectic, not a bad hectic, just a busy hectic. I finally get a day off. Well, not truely a day off, but I … Continue reading
I recieved a message from Erica Ann this weekend letting me know the schedule that she will be keeping and inviting me to participate in the adobe assembly out in Lorane. In order to pay for fuel I had a little more work to complete on the 5th wheel.
I had previously prepped the surface and was ready to start rolling on the Plas-T-Cote. I was able to apply two coats per day. The can suggests 4 hours curing time between coats, so I let the roof dry while I went to school. The timing worked out pretty well. The second day went much smoother than the first. Not that there were any issues either day, but rolling that stuff onto a rubbery surface adheres much easier than putting it on bare metal.
Now that I have some money to fuel up my vehical, I’ll spend the next four days working on the adobe sanctuary with a math class break in the middle of the day. After that the money game will find me back at the 5th wheel trying to earn a couple bucks so I can do it all again next week.
The kids and I went out to Lorane again this weekend to mix more adobe. Once again it was a magical day full of wonderful conversation and community fellowship. This time I kept my boots on for the day. I moved sand (alot of sand) and formed bricks for the day. I almost got involved in helping carry five timbers from the forest to the building site, but since there wasn’t enough room on the logs, I kept myself busy back at the sand pile. There were a few times during the day where I felt like taking my boots off and jumping in the mix, but taking my shoes off and putting them back on would have taken too much time, and I had dedicated my day to the shovel and wheelbarrow, which, in my opinion, require closed toed shoes for proper saftey.
By the end of the day, I had received so many complements on both of the children. We’ve really been blessed with wonderful kids.
We’ve reached the mid-point in the summer term. Since my two morning classes (meditation and yoga) were accelerated (we met twice as often as we would in a typical term) those classes are over. This is both good and bad. On one hand, it frees my mornings up for the rest of the summer. On the other hand, four hours of meditation and yoga four days a week is a wonderful commitment that has greatly enriched my life.
I guess morning availibility is important too. Theres money to be made… Not that I’m a big fan of relying on capitalism, but it appears that capitalism the sick game that currently feeds, clothes, and shelters my family. I’ve got a few jobs scheduled for the summer with plenty of room for more. Hopefully, something more natural will come up. =)
I’ve been spending weekends recently reconditioning a ’77 “Me Too” 5th wheel. It’s not natural construction. In fact, it’s working with pretty unnatural and unhealthy materials,but it’s income that is helping keep my family afloat.
This weekend I removed all the exterier lighting and reconnected the wiring harness on the yolk. I disconnected it a couple of weeks ago to snake the wires through the outer shell.
Over the past few weeks I’ve cleaned and sealed all of the seams and openings on the roof. Next weekend I’ll probably seal it with a paint-on sealer.
We had an opportunity last weekend to help Erica Ann from Day One Design with some Adobe production for a community sanctuary not far from where I live. My whole family joined me and we all had a wonderful time. … Continue reading
I made this page to document some projects in order to give my experience a little more legitimacy, considering how little experience I have to offer. The problem is that when I created it, I wasn’t performing any projects, just sitting in a chair in a cube farm. So it kind of fell through the cracks. Recently, I’ve been getting a few projects done, and I haven’t been blogging largely due to the fact that I don’t have internet access at home. I’m going to try to put some attention into updating seapotentialdifference.com with some of the things I’ve been doing (I’ve already cross-posted some of the articles from ) as well as keeping this updated with projects as I perform them. I’ll try to post some information about projects I have done (like the pavilion in the LCC Learning Garden, our backyard bunny tractor, the progress in my garden, etc.) as well as keep this up to date with what I’m doing from week to week.
—> Permaculture Ideals!
- Preference to Natural Building
- utilizing most local/sustainable materials and methods
- primarily human energy instead grid or petroleum based power”
- Now-and-Then Yard Maintenance
- Spreading Mulch
- Blackberry Removal
- Manual Trenching
- Water Catchment and Distribution Systems
- Garden Walls/Fencing
- Raised Garden Beds
- Compost Solutions
- Tool Sheds
- Outdoor Kitchen
- Yoga/Meditation Studio
- … a fairy tale cottage in the woods
Creativity is the KEY!
Contact me today and let’s start talking about your project!
While, on one hand, natural building is a method of erecting a structure, you should understand that, to many, it’s also much more than that. Part of my purpose in this paper is to show how it promotes health in other aspects of life such as recycling, sustainability, permaculture, community, and a host of other concepts that are essential to healthy living on our planet. These values are trends throughout most building methods that consider themselves to be natural and sustainable.
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Natural building starts with the ideal that your materials come from the most local and/or sustainable sources available.