|The perfect Christmas card picture. Five months late.|
Recently, it seems like everything we do revolves around mud. This is perfect for my two mud-loving children. Last weekend, Paw-paw and Honey came to visit. This was good for all of us. Paw-paw was able to help Atticus and the boys with the oven, while I was able to escape for a nice lunch at Leon's and a walk around downtown Decatur with Honey. With Byron's help, our oven is looking more like an oven. They spent hours on Saturday mixing the cob mixture and then started forming the oven on Sunday (and continued until only minutes before they had to leave for the airport). The four of us spent a couple of nights this week also finishing the dome. Last night, it was completed! But don't worry, if you are bummed that you weren't part of the process, we still have an equally as muddy insulation layer to put on.
|Atticus formed the dome with sand. This was then covered with newspaper and the cob mixture was put on top. He will dig the sand out once the cob is dry.|
|Loving his war paint.|
|Finnan rescued a caterpillar from the mix. I don't think all of the worms were so lucky.|
|The beginning of the mud dome.|
|Jude delivering mud for Atticus to add. Near the end we finally got an effective assembly line going.|
|Even the cement mixer was making deliveries.|