Sturdy fellow! Our common habit of manual labor will keep us both alive.
Yer too right,my nephews reckon i'm mad ,"why dont you use a digger" they say ,i said "show me a digger that can sort out rocks into the shapes and sizes i'm after,or screen and wash the shingle for concrete & mortar sand". The problem today is there dam near to be a machine for everything which has produced a young generation who are scared of doing hard physical labour.
An hour in a gym, emitting CO2 and methane, is just not the same as breaking a sweat building something.
Last week I was working with a casual laborer; when he said he's 23, I replied "I'm three times your age"; he was astonished that I could, or would, still be doing grunt work, but saw the light when I told him "I do it because I can and I can because I do".
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
yes pretty unproductive lifting a set of weights a 100 times.
I'm at that age where i'm now seeing blokes either with bad backs,dodgy tickers,hips and knees been replaced etc etc,but they mostly guys who have spent years with there arse parked pushing pins,ive shorn only 300,000 sheep over the years yet my back and hips are better now than when i was in me 20's,use it or lose it i say.
I like his concept in building down into the earth,something i just cant do because of my extremely high winter water table,so had no option but to build above ground level with my earth-sheltered solar design.
Thanks you fella's. Had a friend come around a few days ago and he reckons not many people are prepared to take on a building project that takes years,most people dont have the patients and much prefer something thats quick to erect.I want this glasshouse to outlast me and if it takes me a few more years so be it.