A mix of things from further experiments at Saffron Acres:
Some things we baked in the earth oven – apple pastry, a gently melted camembert with fruit and nuts stuck in for good measure, and a classic baked apple. The apples were from the site. Keep your eyes peeled for another bakin’ day. We did some bread and mini pizzas too.
It might be hard to make out, but that’s a short stretch of half-buried old car tyre border.
Is it possible to cut a tyre in half using only hand tools? Yes, just about. A decent hacksaw and some tin snips/shears did the job. The rubber is fine, it’s the metal mesh that’s a pain.
After some paint – voila – it’s a worm! (His name is Michel – after Michelin tyres – *groan*)
The various tread patterns really lend themselves to different colours.
More rammed earth experimenting. Can’t seem to get it to join to the foundation. Overall it seems to be proportionately harder to work on a smaller scale with this stuff – you still have to compact it but it’s hard not to wobble the frame around every now and then while you do it.
They’ve even withstood a bit of nasty weather recently too so once I sort out the base and make them a bit larger these will look really interesting.
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