We have a new lending "library". I built this for books for kids that will inspire them to connect to the natural world. Next time you're out at Rock Point, check it out - take a book, leave a book. Also, we're looking for a gnome to preside over the library, or at least to sit on the porch and watch the grass grow.
Sam & Alex's earth tumors, or hugel beds in the foreground. The "piles" are a mix of compost, woody material, inorganic material (sand, silt, clay), and lots of love. On top, they've planted comfrey, strawberries and more. Over time they break down and are supposed to be just dynamite for growing veggies. And of course we needed a picnic table to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I brought a bunch of cut lumber and the kids helped assemble the bench.