Sunday, October 11, 2009

Three more walls plastered!

We made great progress this weekend, with a lot of help from friends!

This is how we started, with the north wall with Adam's prep from the weekday evenings.

The Webelos II from Sechrist, along with good friend, Dahna C., came out and helped on Saturday...

Several of Adam's friends, John D., Aaron and Max B., Tobin and Dwight came out as well.

The finished north wall (kids' bedrooms)...first coat!

On Sunday we had friends from Pine Forest, Jan and Fuller B. and kids, as well as Chuck G. and son, come out and we got the second west-facing first story done, as well as the other north-facing first story...we tried chicken wire on these walls, as opposed to putting the plaster straight on the straw. We'll see if this method ends up with less cracking.

This is the wall we started with on Sunday, the first wall with chicken wire on top of the straw (though it's hard to see here).

We left the scaffold-climbing to the adults, and Chuck and Fuller rose to the occasion!
We are thrilled by the progress, and surprised by how much fun we can have when we have a little help from our friends!

A great time was had by all on both days. We couldn't have made this much progress without all the help, as well as the great weather!

Hopefully we've got a few more weekends of helpers and weather to last us for the four additional exterior walls!

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