Our fifth year on the land

De Organic Design
Petrycoski land cover image.jpg
No final de 2011, no dia 11 de novembro, nos mudamos para o Brasil e compramos um terreno para criar um estilo de vida mais independente e meditativo. Nós começamos primeiro em um apartamento em Curitiba, em seguida, cerca de um ano mais tarde nos mudamos para Canela, que é a cidade mais próxima da terra.
1. Mudamos para Canela        Nosso projeto de energia
2. Mudança para a terra        Nossa rede rural
3. Nosso primeiro ano na terra        Nossa primeiro casa
4. Nosso segundo ano na terra        Nossa segunda casa
5. Nosso terceiro ano na terra        Lada Niva
6. Nosso quarto ano na terra         


New wood storage usable

Posted by Usuário:Nad on 10 janeiro 2017 at 15:16
This post has the following tags : Our fifth year on the land
A few weeks ago our firewood storage collapsed and we decided to design and build something more permanent. A few days ago, it was complete enough that we could dismantle the collapsed one and move all the wood into the new one.
WoodStorageCollapsed.jpg
New wood store.jpg
New wood storage usable.jpg

It's not complete yet though, I'm going to put vertical supports on the front as well so the wood can be piled up higher, and also put shelves over so that a second pile can be made above the existing ones while still allowing for good air flow.

Beth's almost scary forest retreat

Posted by Usuário:Nad on 10 janeiro 2017 at 15:31
This post has the following tags : Our fifth year on the land
Beth wants to do a ten day forest retreat soon, but because it can flood we decided to make a platform that she can put her tent on safely. Later I'll make the platform into a small A-frame house so retreats can be done more easily without a tent.

We found a nice spot that didn't have any dangerous looking branches overhead. I cleared the area and made some poles to put the platform on, but then got I delayed with finishing the new wood storage.

Beth's forest retreat started.jpg


It turned out it was very lucky I got delayed because right in the middle of the time Beth would have been doing her retreat there, a large tree fell straight over the area right on top of the front two poles!!!

Fallen tree in retreat area 1.jpg


After I started clearing it all away I found that actually if Beth had been there she wouldn't have been harmed because the small tree that we'd left in front of the area had diverted the main heavy falling wood away from the where the platform wood have been! It would have been a real scare but it looks like no damage would have been done. None of the poles had been damaged by the incident.

Fallen tree in retreat area 2.jpg


Finally I got all of the fallen tree cleared away and got back to work - you can see the small protecting tree to the left in the picture below :-)

Retreat area cleared and work continuing.jpg

Beth's forest retreat underway

Posted by Usuário:Nad on 20 janeiro 2017 at 15:00
This post has the following tags : Our fifth year on the land
Beth's doing a short retreat in the forest where she'll be fasting and meditating for three days and nights. I made a small platform for her to put her tent on in case there's any flooding, but the weather looks like it's going to be quite clear. She's finished her first night this morning - I don't know how it went for her (since we won't be seeing each other until it's finished), but I felt quite anxious with her being alone in the forest all night :-(

Each morning and night I go a few metres into the forest where there's a tree that Beth's tied some material onto, I untie it and put it on the ground so she knows I'm checking on her, and when she sees it on the ground she ties it back up again so I know she's ok. This morning the material was tied up, but had a note in it saying she wanted me to leave a blanket there :-)

Retreat with tent 2.jpg
Retreat with tent 1.jpg
Info.svg This title is a tag in the Organic Design Bliki system.