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Cob project update

While there’s been somewhat of a lull in the activity out at Cob Haven, things have nevertheless been puttering along the last few months, so it seems like a good time to provide an update. The main emphasis has been … Continue reading

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Striking it rich (from a cobber’s perspective)

Yesterday the walls of Cob Haven grew another foot or two, a notable outcome given the seasonably warm and somewhat muggy early July weather.  Cob Haven itself provided some respite with the growing amount of thermal mass and now complete … Continue reading

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Gobs of Cob

The whirlwind of April activity has resulted in the little cob and straw bale building emerging from the ground.    On April Fools day, Randy and Greg had an all day core work out building the urbanite (aka rubble) foundation. … Continue reading

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A Glorious Cob Mob

Eleven hardy souls gathered from far and near on 4/8-9 to mix up several dozen batches of cob by foot and hand and start building the walls of the little building looking out over the eastern field.  A big shout out … Continue reading

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April Fools cobknobbing , and much anticipated April cob mobs

According to Websters, hobknob means:  “to spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy person) in a friendly way”.  By extension, the newly birthed word “cobknob”  means “to spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy … Continue reading

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Cob Project Early March Update

Things are happening behind the scenes with the cob project.  After January’s scavanging of “urbanite” for the foundation, Greg came up with a first cut of a floor plan that manages to weave together a bench system, rocket stove, and … Continue reading

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Cob Workdays

We’ll be spending three weekends in April (8/9, 22/23, 29/30) working on the new small cob building.  Hands on work will focus on mixing and applying cob for the walls and interior features.  Ample time will also be included to … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods: the Frog Song Musical

by Hope Horton It’s been a wet, chilly spring but there’s plenty happening on the land.  Hart’s Mill has ten  ecosystems across its 112 acres and each one has its own character and species mix.*  When Margret Mueller and I … Continue reading

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Michael Comes to Hart’s Mill

by Margret Mueller Hurricane Michael, that is!   Compared with the indescribable suffering farther south, of course, we have absolutely nothing to complain about. Still, many of us were affected by this storm—too much water (on the heels of Hurricane … Continue reading

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Pumphouse Drama

By Anthony Weston As all assiduous readers of this blog will know, in early September we had a dedicated workday/workshop to raise the slipstraw walls of the pumphouse. Terry, Joe, Randy, Amy, Sean, and me, all of us led by … Continue reading

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