Simple Gifts East Cottage

                inspiration  ~~  construction / houseraising  ~~  earth plaster  ~~  solar panels on the south side   ~~  roof overhang / trellis

                        ~~  stairwell and loft  ~~       windowsill          ~~           den             ~~   masonry heater  ~~      dining area

Simple Gifts West Cottage 

                    ~~ north view       ~~      kitchen             ~~            stove          ~~     external shell     ~~   roof assembly  ~~   radiant floor heeating

                                                                                       trellis vine    ~~     solar powered refrigerator    ~~   south view  

 

Simple Gifts Greenhouse Construction 

rubble trench foundation  ~~       stone wall        ~~          framing      ~~           glazing        ~~  tying the strawbales  ~~ setting the bales

                                               trimming the curve    ~~    sifting the clay     ~~  earth-lime plaster ~~ Greenhouse shed end       

 

Greenhouse/Garden

clay plastering on inside  ~~    cistern inside     ~~      shed door  ~~   terrace gardens below ~~  wildflowers  ~~  interior beds in winter                           

                                                               winter garden inside  ~~   go peas!!         ~~    bench with tanks for thermal mass     

 

Edible Forest Garden

                                                               site preparation   ~~   a few trees to start  ~~  many hands - blessing the last tree

 Children and the Sacred Earth -- Earth Sunday School

writing a psalm by the creek ~~ a quiet moment ~~ by a small waterfall ~~ view from on high ~~ leaf art ~~ where did he get that hat?

                                                sailing boats at the creek ~~ water quality monitoring ~~  gathering around the fire

 

Children and the Sacred Earth -- Outings on the Land

a story by the creek ~~ we found the coyote ~ I found a salamander ~ who lives in the creek? ~ Whose nest was that? ~ my troll house