Friday, August 28, 2009

On with the cladding!

It's looking good! He's been able to work between the massive wind gusts we are all experiencing on the coast of NSW.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free food from nature's bounty

In the theme of freegan locavore... I can cope with this.

I kind of feel bad, there it was snuffling around the rocks looking for a feed when It turned into ours! In the pot and woohoo! It was amazingly delicious and if this is the free food around here then, I'm taking up diving.. and I don't mean dumpster diving!
I got over feeling bad =o)

Virtually free craft room

We have been collecting second hand materials for a while to make a craft room. We love sewing and scrapbooking etc but we live in a shoe box and it is a pain to get it all out, put it all away, I know you know the feeling, so roll on craft room!

With the exception of the concrete we poured, every thing has been recycled. It also has a nice history. The original building was built at the local quarry in 1930. It was later pulled into town with bullocks and it has sat there until this year past year where it is being renovated. So this is where the materials came from. I feel like we are preserving in a sense, local history and I'm getting a terrific cute room for free!
The roof is up and has been for a while. It too is all recycled. Next we laid some new concrete over the old slab that was there. It wasn't waterproof and rather gross. The little ones helped!
The slab has dried and the hard wood framing is going up from the old quarry house.
The weather boards have been gathered, ready and waiting.
Very exciting! I can't wait for the next available day to watch hubby working ;o)

.... I'll provide refreshments =o)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Naturally lawn mowing

Here she is, earning her keep by mowing our front lawn.
Much better than using fossil fuels!... although she is old, perhaps Fossil Fuel is appropriate ;o)