Remember those mysterious stacks of straw bales across the street that we all surmised about in last month's post?
And remember the garden spiral my neighbors' nice young volunteer created a year ago?
Well, he came back again for a few days--to use some of the straw!
A new mystery! Why are they making mud bricks??
On the huge bale of clay is written Mamshit. That's a place down in the Negev desert. I know it as an ancient Nabatean city, but apparently there is some clay mining going on too.
The neighbor's sons were having fun packing mud into the wooden frames.
Apparently the only thing lacking was donkey manure, the best for giving the bricks added strength.
The mud bricks will have to dry in the sun for several weeks now.
. . . then what ?