[Strawbale] Added benefits of Mosquito nets
Max Vittrup Jensen
max at permalot...
Fri Mar 20 18:23:29 CET 2009
While out harvesting or dry hemp stalks with my wife, I thought that the
recent 'Bug' topic should have this happy ending:
We started PermaLot back in 2001, and have since hosted about 1800
visitors and volunteers(!). The first one was a 26 year old Czech girl
who came to help pick rowan berries in our orchard. Accommodation was
then (as now) quite basic: I offered her a mattress on the floor and
some blankets/pillow. However, as the mosquito's had migrated inside to
try to survive the autumn, she looked longingly at the large mosquito
net covering my bed...
Being an old fashioned gentleman (!?), I kindly offered that she also
could sleep next to me in safety from the miniature Dracula's...
Well, rest is history: Radka now co-manages PermaLot, gave home birth to
our child, and looks forward to the day we finally finish our strawbale
Morale: Would dedicated hard-working volunteers really want to stay if
you have a chemical mosquito bomb? Get a net and trap the volunteers!
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