apricot compote

Today I made a bit of apricot compote. Bought some 5 kg of fruits from the market,  not so ripen. Ronen opened the fruits, took the seeds out. I sterilized the jars (only shortly boiling them under water), stuffed them with halves of fruit, almost to the top, poured hot water over, to cover. I [...]

Earthbag Technical Report from Nepal

Good Earth Nepal has published this PDF on its site. Before presenting some highlights I would add that there are a few details which, to my understanding are only correct in the context of typical above ground houses, less so with bermed or underground structures. "At present, there are over 15,000 Earthbag buildings worldwide with [...]

Earthbag Cellar: Working on Layer 4

With the second layer finished we needed to position the inner ends of the ventillation tubes ... we had to assemble the corner joints and the parts that oenetrate the wall used cob to continue the slight angle that was already established with the long section of the pipe. The days are getting noticeable shorter, [...]