We have divided our task and responsibilities so much, in this teamwork of ours that we seldom get the chance to work TOGETHER. I do the laundry. He chops the firewood. I look after the kids. He looks after the house. Ect.
My back has been hurting for such a long time, we had even decided that I was to earn the money (sitting still in an office somewhere) while he was going to build our dream. But, alas, my back is doing much better so today we decided to work on the house. TOGETHER.
The children didn´t want to work and there we were, suddenly embracing the rare possibility of actually spending some time. Alone. TOGETHER
We experienced all sorts of exiting things:
Look at me!
Hey look at me too!
We wanted to clear the building. We´ve been working outside, cutting down trees for so long, today we really wanted to begin the work on the house. So we tore down all the layers of pretty … and stripped the house naked.
The cabin is very old and was last inhabited 50 years ago. All these layers of tapestry not only bear witness of changing times- they have also functioned as insulation against the cold winter winds.
" So.... you wanna go outside, just for a minute?"
Outside we made a hugelkultur raised bed under a very old appletree
This is material for the buttom of the hugelkultur raised bed. It´s from the inside of the house and from just outside. I like to call this picture "brown on brown"
This is also material for the hugelkultur. It´s actual insulation (dirt and moss) between walls inside the house. It´s funny how unthinkable that seems today- and funny to see how well this insulationmaterial have actually lasted.
Then we went to the addit and look what I found on the floor
Downstairs. Our bedroom. A broken chimney. No hanky panky. Lots of work.
Look what we found in the walls ("Trivsel" is the Swedish word for well-being")
It was a day well spendt. TOGETHER.
It was a really nice date.
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