We were at 499 'Likes' yesterday AM. Thought that it would be nice to go over 500 so put out a call for a couple more 'Likes'. Checked Facebook about 5pm we had over 1,900 'Likes'!
Thanks everyone and hope you enjoy our future adventures!
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Well we have managed to make and dry our mud bricks. It was great fun making them but the drying process was a bit stressful!
Certainly an interesting job. Here in North Wales there is a tradition (used into the 20th century) of cob (clay) buildings, but these have to covered in lime mortar or they just weather back into lumps of clay! Cob walls also don't have to be 'dried out', they are compacted together. Drying out mud or clay in Wales is a slowwwwwww process :)
|The raw material.|
|Cutting straw to mix with the mud.|
|Adding the water.|
|The mixed mud and straw.|