Deanne Bednar arrived today from Michigan. She will be teaching the thatching portion of the workshop starting early tomorrow. Today we tested some of our phragmites bundles to see how they will lay in. Along with this the stem wall continues, the solar showers are operable and the humanure toilet has had its first action. After gathering material out in the woods this evening we are calling it a day. It has been wonderful to have Cliff Davis from Tennessee, Jarad Barkeim from Wisconsin, and others, along with our gracious host, Kristine Beck, working hard and loving every minute of it! The temperature climbed to over 100 degrees today, but somehow when we are doing what we love temperature is secondary to the full experience.
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