Our first job was clearing the mess up we produced last month. Then we got slab wood delivered for a couple of times to fill up our stock and satisfying our thirst of fuel - or at least somewhat of that. Still having loads and loads of big larch trunks lying in the garden, we decided to exploit a bit of that by sawing a good half a pile of it into adequat lenghts of 2 foot. That was enough to get split for the next two weeks.
|I like it|
Half way through the month Sabine and Elsa left us for a couple of weeks to spend holidays in Germany, leaving Nic and me behind with the dogs. Yeeeeehaa!
And with us two boys having nothing else to do then splitting a few logs at a time (not too much - cricket!) and throwing pots (mugs,beaker,dishes,bowls and working out glaze tests on my behalf) we launched a new, great project: building a 50 meter zip wire for Elsa!
|Will they still look nice after the firing?|
Three days later it was all ready for the first launch. And geared up with a pair of very appropriate, heavily scratched goggles, it didn't actually looked that worrying anymore... Up there on the 10 meter high 'plattform' (a bit of loose timber on scaffolding). A few seconds later I found myself tangled up in a tree. But we managed to solve all weak points in time and now the kids luv it. Mission accomplished.
|into the jungle!|
So, that was July. August, as I can say now, is certainly going to be a bit bussier again with a firing of Nics' work a week before our annual firing course, a lot of wood preparation and cleaning. But more on that later...