Cathy Duff's Knox muddie
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Donvale Early Days
Excavation done. Clay heap on
lower level plus topsoil heap at top for mud-bricks.
The first mud-brick mix. Note,
borrowed machine to mix the clay; not strong enough, so reverted
to doing it manually.
The first brick. Note, it is
the index finger, not the middle one. Also, doesn't everybody
wear white jeans when making mud-bricks?
Our own hand made bricks
Day one of mud-brick making.
Made 20 bricks.
Day two with happy helpers, Anthony
and James and their grandparents, Bill and Cath.
Production seems to be stepping
More happy helpers (Bruce, Ross,
Rod and Dale) making bricks.
Laying the slab, with in-floor
electric coil heating: main reason for needing three-phase power.
First section of slab done. Despite
the textured look caused by the late afternoon sun, it was actually
as smooth as a billiard table.
& Cathy Duff