Planting and Harvest

The summer is winding down. Like a clock ticking off its seconds, each day has sped past until now it is September. I will soon know if the seeds planted produce enough of a harvest to carry us through the winter. Some things have been producing abundantly. This has been a great year for beets and squash. Other seeds, like the maca I planted, didn’t even come up.

Plastered Wall

Earthern Plaster on my Car Tire and Strawbale Wall

One of the seeds planted this summer has been getting the shop wall plastered, sealing all the air leaks. Apart from the pleasing form of the undulating curves, I hope to “reap” a shop warm enough to work in this winter.

We recently had a couple out to look at the earthern plaster job on our house. They are in the planning stages of their own strawbale house, so they had an interest in seeing the structure and the plaster.

Boxelder and Mahogany Vessel

Mahogany, Boxelder, and a Sego Lily

During the course of the afternoon, I showed them one of the hollow vessels with pyrographed sego lily. Yesterday, the lady announced she wants to buy that vessel.

We don’t always know when we are planting seeds that take root and bear fruit in their season. But now, I must stop this and get her vessel packed up.

Ellis Hein, author of The Woodturner’s Project Book

About Ellis Hein

I am a woodturner and the author of The Woodturner's Project Book. I have a life-long interest in the gospel preached by George Fox and the early Quakers. You can see some of my material on that subject at
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