Welcome to our blog where you can follow the cheers and tears as our three-household-family owner-builds a straw bale home at the foot of the Dandenongs in Melbourne, Australia...
16 April 2011
La Nina wreaks havoc... December 2010
Things were on a roll and we were finally making progress... but the weather had other ideas. In December, we suffered our first calamity when the rain started... and ultimately continued during the entire Melbourne summer. Other parts of Australia suffered horribly, and our crisis was only a speck in the ocean of how rain affected the whole country, but when our newly dug stump holes filled with water, some even collapsing, all of us were totally gutted.
Then it happened again! What next? we asked ourselves.
It then became a salvage matter. MOTH and Fuzzy put their heads together and came up with Plan B, and putting all their time and energy into ensuring the holes were saved, usable and inspected for approved without delay. Quite an expensive Plan B, but ultimately essential.