Dacha Farms has a small CSA and here is the latest harvest. Matt Ocone has been working hard in the dirt to be able to collect the bounty of the land and display it on our kitchen table. Who’s coming over for dinner?
Our friends and neighbors, Chad and Courtney, are definitely feeling “tired” as they gear up and pound dirt in salvaged tires that will make up the walls of their Earthship home. A man named Mike Reynolds began developing the Earthship idea in the 1970s. Since then, the idea has been taking off around the world. His books actually inspired the Dacha Project many years ago and the Dacha crew has adopted a variety of Earthship principles in the building of our off-grid home. We are honored to welcome Mike and the Earthship builders to Freeville to help Chad and Courtney construct their dream home! To find out more on their progress, check out their website: http://freevilleearthship.blogspot.com/
This is the time lapse of how we built the addition to our common house. Watch the subtle changes of each stage of the building process from just a pile of dirt to our fabu west wing addition.
One of the living structures at the Dacha is a canvas tent that is designed to withstand a real winter with snow flakes, snow cones, snowmen and women.
So here we are again. The summer is giving in to the spring and we are finding ourselves with some sunshine on our backs and tools in our belts. We can shed the insulated jumpers and slip into something a little bit more comfortable like a straw hat.
We can take breaks outside. More
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Since our straw bale shed has been upgraded to the “Winter Palace,” it is time to plaster the structure and to fossilize our work for future archeological findings. We put on our clay covered uniforms and head out to work. Our main sources of power for mixing the sand, straw and clay are our hands and feet. And to prove that there really is straw under all those layers of plaster, we built a truth window.