Sunday, June 14, 2009
ROOTS ALMOST IN
Spring is always a good time to plant and set roots. Our straw bale cottage is no different. Last November we demolished the Gatehouse with the help of an excavator and a Bic lighter. Sadly, it took all but a few hours to reduce 60 years of history to rubble. The old building was stubborn and it took more than a week for the burning embers to finally become exhausted. We were looking over an old resort rooming plan and saw that the 8 Gatehouse units were called Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, He, Hi, Ho, Hum. What could be more simple! In a way it reminds us of how we are building this new cottage...out of straw, which is uncomplicated and well, simple! Since construction began in May the new building now has been planted and its foundation is firmly rooted into the ground. Next will be the walls and roof which we plan to get erected over the next 2 weeks.