Crowning and Cobbing was the name of the day. This morning as the fog rolled up the hill through shafts of sunbeams to the echo of chickens & farm animals in the distance was the roar of a chainsaw as I crowned a very hurting cherry tree.
After limbing the branches I crowned I set about cleaning the shop for a bit and then started cobbing. Taking a queue from Michael Reynolds of the famed Earthship architecture I decided to bury my can & other recyclables in the cob wall just like it was an Earthship. It is not that I believe this is better for the strength per say, but rather a good way of increasing the height while using something in a new way. An outdoor kitchen that will be here long after I am gone.