Libba and I had a recent visit to Channel Rock, the retreat center in British Columbia where the Bainbridge Graduate Institute holds its orientations. Here are few pictures of the current state of affairs.
The New Composting Toilet
The new composting toilet was finished. It is a great example of one kind of high HappoDammo creation. It was made with mostly very local materials and a lot of love. The impact is small and the satisfaction large. High skill craftsmanship tends to put in a lot of love and happiness into each pound of matter.
The windows on the bottom are where you remove the 2 year-old compost. You shift sides every two years, then wait for the compost to cook thoroughly. It comes our as an unobnoxious earth.
The addition on the right is an outdoor shower.
The view from inside the Pilot House
Libba calls the new composting toilet the "Pilot House", because it looks out on the bay and feels like a the command center for a ship. (You have to be there to get the full effect.)
Cob House in Flower
The Cob House is the place where we cook, eat and hold some of our classes.
Seedlings in a cold frame
We are already starting the summer's food in the cold frames.
Doug Fir Dragon
There were some strange going ons in the woods. We found a Douglas Fir in the process of transforming itself into a dragon. It had already begun climbing up a rock wall.
Libba and I had a great time getting a nature fix and still getting a lot of writing done. I created the briefing document for BGI's Visioning Retreat. She worked on her PhD dissertation.