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Today it was time to get cracking and make cob – lots of it. Lyra might only be two, but between us we used nearly a ton of sand in the mix, and yet we aren’t half way yet.

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Lyra is particularly keen on working with her trowel, and is genuinely quite good at laying and smoothing cob.

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One thing we’ve discovered is that now the ducting is trying to dry out a ton of wet cob, the fire is harder to keep going well, but this should improve again with time.

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The end of the day, and the bench is 2/3 done. Still loads more to go on around the barrel.

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