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Basket Made of Sliced Walnut Shells

Godfrey Stephens and I saw this at an art auction in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC a few years ago. I would think some kind of instant-bonding glue was used.

Old Time Rock N Roll - Bob Seger

Earthbag Tiny Home, Nubian Adobe Vault Construction

"The Regenerative Home design uses the Hiperadobe system (a type of Earthbag earthen wall) for the walls, and an ancient Nubian adobe vault method to enclose the space. This was used by humanitarian architect Hassan Fathy. It is still popular today in many countries because it minimizes the use of wood by replacing it with earth, and is very durable. Similar adobe vaults that are thousands of years old still stand today. The Regenerative Home uses this age-old roofing technique with additional reinforcement to ensure safety and longevity."
http://earthenhand.com/

Sign on wall at Harmony Farm Supply in Sebastopol, California


This is a gardener's paradise: great garden tools, plants, trees, knowledgable staff.

Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
3244 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
http://www.harmonyfarm.com/

Rain in Norcal on its way

SYNOPSIS:
Fairly dry and warm condition are forecast through midweek, except for a slight chance of rain in the north bay on Tuesday.  Chances of rain increase by Thursday and then greatly increase into this weekend.

DISCUSSION:
The week will start out dry with patchy morning fog in various locations throughout the county.  A light system far north of the county is expected to develop on Tuesday, but is not expected to produce very much rain.  Rain, if any, from this system will be only along the northern county border.  Fairly dry conditions are expected throughout most of county on Wednesday with a very weak system moving into the area late Wednesday night to early Thursday morning where very light rain is expected.  Then,  a much stronger storm is expected to move into the area by late Friday and will produce rain throughout the remainder of the weekend.  Precipitation amounts may range from 1.35-inches along the eastern side and southern portions of the county, and up to 2.54-inches of rain along the coast, higher elevations and along the northern county boarder.  This system is expected to produce heavy rain at times with strong winds throughout the weekend and into next week.