Sunday, March 20, 2011

Workshops, Balms, and Beauty

A busy month, indeed! Our internship, plus a weekend side trip to share the mud love.

Our community workshop mudding up the dry composting bathroom chalet at OPAYBO School of Natural Health:

The mud was mixed by the resident horses and a turn-mill, a switch-up from our usual method of mud-stomping.
They are also mixing up some adobe bricks for their next earthen building project.
Strong sun dry wind makes the mud plaster dry fast ( maybe a little too fast...)
Plaster fun:
Mud therapy by the pond and outdoor shower, brings out one's inner animal?
Our workshop group of mud-lovers!
Meanwhile, back at Mama Roja, the mandioca is growing in the field...

We made Aloe Vera Balm for soothing delicate skin:

Our kitchen extravaganza: pineapple chutney, banana breads, soaps, and pickled beets and eggs. Whoa!

The wooden cabin is finished with its first two “mud sandwich” layers, and as soon as it dries we will be putting on the final fancy plaster coats.

Our group field trip to Chacra Suiza was a lovely sunny experience—biodigestor, milking cows, wandering in the gardens, and sharing a meal with dear Paulina and family.

Lots of skill sharing and crafting workshops: spoon carving, Ayurvedic tongue reading, macramé, Reike, Kundalini Yoga, and more!

At the end of a work day, what is better than to sit by the fire with songs and friends?

Bonus Photos:
Jo's Moon...

Crysalis from the Moon:

Mushroom flowers:

Feet Friends

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