Animal House - Roof Thatching / by Anna Slowey

 Thatching the 'Witches Hat' at our Animal House project

Thatching the 'Witches Hat' at our Animal House project

If you remember our first blog post and introduction of Animal House, a home for "horses, alpacas, goats, ghosts, and goblins," you'll recall we promised an update on the roof thatching process. Scroll down for more photos and tidbits when we dropped by to watch this fascinating process.

 Laying out the thatch in bundles

Laying out the thatch in bundles

 Using a thatching spade to form and align the thatch ends

Using a thatching spade to form and align the thatch ends

 Securing the thatch down... each successive bundle will conceal the wire.

Securing the thatch down... each successive bundle will conceal the wire.

 The tools of a roof thatcher

The tools of a roof thatcher

 Marking the alignment of the first daylight of the Winter Solstice hitting the interior tree post

Marking the alignment of the first daylight of the Winter Solstice hitting the interior tree post