Work has begun in earnest: we have just over two weeks before we move from our current lovely home to what will be a lovely home, once we make it. To prepare for this we have begun creating a make-shift tent to sleep in for the time being, moving the huge straw pile, and cleaning out the open shed that will serve as a kitchen. We began cutting our huge store of bamboo in  order to create the tent, the first of many ways we will use the bamboo we have growing. Volunteers began sewing the shade above our tent (necessary in the 42° weather we’ve been having), learning about bamboo construction and generally made the place a little more beautiful, and a lot more functional.