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January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

that trench

It's a wine cellar of course
Cheers
Tony

Added by tonyhen on January 21, 2010 at 8:27pm — No Comments

NATURES BRIGHTENS THE ROADSIDES OF ESQUEL ARGENTINA

Natures designs are wonderful.

These are thistles that we encountered on our walk into Esquel, a small town at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Argentinian Patagonia.



There were many plants and many colours, turning even patches of wasteland into works of art.…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

MUSHROOMS RISING

Following the village lamb fest over xmas our land has been not been nibbled as much, so we are finding allsorts of wonderful things popping up- like flowers and mushrooms. "Paul" said Konomi in great excitement. "I think we have two edible mushrooms growing on our land. Do you want to have a look?"

Of course! So off we went and their beneath one of our trees sat two lovely, large white, puffy field… Continue

Added by Paul Coleman on January 18, 2010 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

DIGGING FOR DOMES ドームを作る場所を掘り始める

12月10日から、自分たちでドームを作る場所を掘り始めた。草を剥いで、草の根っこが張っている表土をとりのぞく。



アースバックに入れる土に有機物が混ざっていると、年月がたってそれがバックの中で芽を出したり成長したりして、固まった土がひび割れする原因になる可能性があるらしい。

そこで、有機物はアースバックに使わないのだ。



すっかり表土を取り除くのに、二人で6時間かかった。



We started to dig on December 10th. We removed turf from the surface and the top soil which was 50cm deep.

We don't use top soil for earthbags because organic matters might grow out… Continue

Added by Konomi Kikuchi on January 5, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Essay For 'Earthist' 「EARTHIST」の巻頭ページにパタゴニア紀行が掲載されました。



Paul is now a main columnist for the newly created 'Earthist' Magazine. The first essay is "Why Pagatonia?" and talks about our reason for choosing to build our home there.





This issue also features Dr. Noel Brown, former UN Environmental Program Director (UNEP). He was one of the key figures at the 1990 UN Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro who coined the term 'Earthwalker' after he met… Continue

Added by Konomi Kikuchi on January 4, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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