Friday, December 20, 2013

Frozen nose & frozen toes

From Planet Ice to Planet Fire - California is getting the best of both worlds.
Speaking of worlds - only ONE photo here is "Photoshopped" (i.e. digitally altered) . . .












Reality is stranger than fiction. . . believe it.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December: California's Second-summer


 Back in CALIFORNIA

E'splorin' the coast near Esalen

Catching up with family for a Thanksgiving camptrip


Giving homage to the icy winter deity: Frozen-Over Bird's Bathwater of Uh!  (oh Great FOBBU!!!)

Watching the merry wind blow ghosts on a swing. . .

(. . . and . . . making granola)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Jabba Hut Tour



video
Enjoy a full tour of the Earthbag Dome

PIECES OF THE SUNROOF

THE FINISHED SUNROOF

Spray painting the interior before putting pavers down

(pavers)

LOOKING UP

LOOKING DOWN

Honey Harvest Half-Time!!!


50 POUNDS of honey from 9 frames


THAT'S ALL FOR NOW, FOLKS

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Reptile Balls??? FINITO!

As of today, the exterior layer of the Earthbag Super-Adobe Moon Dome is complete. Finished. Finito!

It took 10 days with the help of Pappa Taco, and next i will add a door, a floor, and paint the interior the color "pearl-fucking-white".






Along the way in this warm wet climate these little Mushees popped out for 48 hours then *poof* gone.


The animals still never helped out:

. . . but they sure were entertaining.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Maui Dome Report


Holy Domocile Detective  Derk!
Progress is shuttling this little Dome Home along quickly.

First step to making it to the last one - add roofing-tar, which helps seal the Dome.

Then ad the reptile roofing (i.e. the final plaster layer)

Then take a break cause the dogs are in the way of work . . .

No really, that's all folks. 

. . . more to come.

Monday, September 30, 2013

BRAZIL? ehh. . .feels like Hawaii

Actually, it IS hawaii. 

Like Tom Cruise said in the film Collateral, sometimes we have to adapt and change with the circumstances presented. 
    My circumstances leave me with a new ticket to Brazil in January 2014 and the meantime presents me with the present combination of earthbaggin' and fruit harvesting.





Zack mows the law near the bee hives and i check the oil-tray traps:
 

Also, giving the goat his daily shots of penicilin:
watch BILLY the goat in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8dUm9Pi6Wo

Zack has two hot pepper bushes that are almost 2 meters tall so i harvested a hat-full and made a hot chili water, a vinegar sauce, a mango chili sauce, and lastly a flippin' tasty Harissa Spread with roasted carrots, pine nuts and chilis:


 


 
(Durian pancakes???)



Z-Town is sighting in a great looking pellet rifle but in actuality - a horrible peice of crap: