This week we finally did what we all came here for,¬†we installed the straw bale walls! The process was fairly straight forward… Square up the bales using a mallet, body weight, or a chainsaw Using a chainsaw remove any sections of the bale that need to fit round framing Install bale Compact bales down and … Continue reading

The great floor pour!

The last couple of weeks have been all about getting the floor down. This has included two finish concrete pours for the¬†bathrooms and about 700 sq feet of base pour Adobe! After bringing up the floor height with gravel, we installed foam insulation. Frustrating forms to hold the bathroom floors were erected and radiant floor … Continue reading

It’s as easy as Hay, B, C

Actually it’s straw, not hay. * Never confuse them. We took a field trip to see Frank Fry who grows wheat on his farm. We bought 266 bales of straw from him and loaded them onto the trailer for the 2 hour trip back to Moab. It was really great to meet Frank and his … Continue reading

Fun draising!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the Moab farmers market yesterday! We were providing savories and sweets for donations to get us to the international straw balers’ conference. Loads of fun was had and such a pleasure to meet so many fantastic people! We still have a lot to raise to … Continue reading