Have you ever heard of earthbag building? You can read an article about it here.
Basically it is a matter of filling bags with dirt and constructing a structure with them. They are incredible inexpensive and practically maintenance-free, and I happen to think they are really cool.
Off on another tangent….this is Odds and Ends Friday for lack of a better name….Easter is coming and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. What will you be doing on Easter? Spending time with family? Going to church? Going out for dinner or a movie? Whatever you do, stay safe and enjoy the hell out of life.
This picture is of a 200 year old barn about ten miles from here. 200 years old and it was constructed without using a single nail. Can you imagine? 200 years…a simpler time for sure, when the main concerns were planting crops and tending to them, and making sure your family was provided for. Neighboring farmers would come over at harvest time and help each other to make sure the crops were in the barn before the Fall rains. Then, when the harvest was done, they would all hold a celebration and give thanks for a bountiful crop.
This picture is over the Yellowstone River as it flows through Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone is a natural river meaning it has no dams on it. It flows free from the Park to the Missouri River, and the Hayden Valley is one of my favorite places on Earth. If you want to see a living, breathing example of serenity, go to the Hayden at sunrise or sunset and just soak up the beauty of Nature.
That’s all I’ve got for you today. Blessings to you always, and may you all be as happy as I am. J