Blogs often seem like vanity diaries, so I've long hesitated to get too involved in them (plus the time commitment to create an effective blog is significant). Hopefully this won't seem vain, but rather an expression of how excited and proud we are to be venturing into somewhat new territory - we'll be the first strawbale owner-builders in our municipality. My motivation to kick this off is to provide our friends and family from across Canada and other parts of the world with a closer view of our experience, no matter where they are.
This photo (above) is of our new property when we purchased it last year. It's a serene, private setting, covered in cedar trees that feast on the sweet lime rock bed below the immediate surface. There are lots of rugged rocks covered in moss amongst the trees.