Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Corn Flake Traveller visited the - aardskip com - was besoek deur 'n Englse filmspan - Goto the weblog for more info.

Die jaar gaan 'n bietjie dol en ons het nog glad begin om aan die aardskip te werk nie. Eerste week het ons besoek gehad van my suster en swaer. Nog die selfde week het ons Joanelle, my oudst,e na Jeffreysbaai geneem. Sy gaan daar begin by haar eerste werk. Ons is baie trots op haar sy het ook haar Honneurs in Kommunikasiekunde met lof geslaag.

Die tweede week het ek die binnenshuis se tuin 'n bietjie onderhande geneem. Ongelukkig vaar ons tuin in die sommer maande, November tot Februarie, baie swak. Aangesien ons geen direkte sonlig in die huis kry nie, wil die groente nie dra nie en die plantebak bly effens te nat.

Hierdie week het ons 'n filmspan van Engeland gekry en van die lede is niemand minder as Mick Hobday the Corn Flake Traveler. Hy het in 68 lande graanvlokkies geëet. Hier is sy webwerwe:
https://twitter.com/thebigcornflake
https://www.facebook.com/Corn.Flake.Traveller
http://www.cornflaketraveller.com/

Mick (Liverpool) was saam Richard Pears (Lexester) en Hanneke van Linge (JHB) by die aardskip en hulle het omtrent alles gefilm. Die volgende dag het hulle deur gery na Bloemfontein om die Qala Phelang Tala projekte te gaan verfilm.

Ons het self ook na Bloemfontein gegaan vir Arno, ons seun. Hy het gegaan vir 'n onderhoud om te gaan werk in VSA by 'n rond reisende karnaval.

Volgende week gaan ons begin om die weste muur te pleister.

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This year is going a little bit crazy and we have not started working on the earthship yet. The first week my sister and brother in law visited us. The very same week we took our eldest Joanelle to Jeffereysbay where she started her first job. We are very proud of her she passed her Honors in
Communication with distinction.

The second week I cleaned up the inside garden. Unfortunately our garden is not doing well from November to February. Since the garden do not get any direct sunlight, the vegetables does not bear.

This week we got a film crew of England and one of the members is none other than Mick Hobday the Corn Flake Traveler. He ate corn flake in 68 countries.
Here is his web sites:
https://twitter.com/thebigcornflake
https://www.facebook.com/Corn.Flake.Traveller
http://www.cornflaketraveller.com/


Mick was here with Richard Pears and Hanneke van Linge at the earthship and filming just about everything. The next day they drove to Bloemfontein to film the Qala Phelang Tala projects.

We also went to Bloemfontein for our son Arno where he went for an interview for work in US, at a traveling carnival.

Next week we will begin to plaster the western wall.

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson
Pos: Posbus 186, Orania 8752, Suid Afrika
Sel: +27 53 207 0029
Tel: +27 73 134 9671

Web: http://www.aardskip.com
Bakkies: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aardskip
GPS: -29.8168,24.4115

Aardskip donations / skenkings
Bank: ABSA
Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
Branch: 632005
Account name: LRHV Everson
Account nr: 9272495193
Reference: Aardskip

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Voorspoedige 2015 - www . aardskip . com - Prosperous 2015. - Goto the weblog for more info.

The sun rose for the last time in 2014.
Make in 2015 the earth your ship
heaven your port,
the Bible your map
God your captian
faith your flag
prayer your compass and you will never run on aground!
Love, peace, happiness, health and prosperity for 2015.

Thanks again for all the donations and special thanks to the anonymous
donations.


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Die son het die laaste keer opgekom vir 2014.
Maak in 2015 die aarde jou skip,
die hemel jou hawe,
die Bybel jou kaart,
God jou stuurman,
geloof jou vlag,
gebed jou kompas en jy sal nooit op die rotse loop nie!
Liefde, vrede, geluk, gesondheid en voorspoed vir 2015.

Weereens dankie vir alle donasies en spesiale dank aan die anonieme
skenkings.


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Groete/Greeting
Ludwig, Retha, Joanelle & Arno Everson

Friday, 19 December 2014

Homeschoolers visited the - www.aardskip.com - Hier word nie gewerk in die vakansietyd, maar besoeker kry ons wel.

Lees wat sê die tuisskolers:

Delarey - Baie dankie vir die leker dag en die vrae en antwoorde.
Lise, Desirèe en Cherié - Baie dankie dit was baie lekker en interessant.
Leintjie - Baie dankie oom vir die toer en oom se water is baie lekker!!!

Lana - Dankie vir jou geduld met die kinders, ons sal die skoolprojekte
bring.


Hierdie week het ons ook 'n Sonkrag Kursus aangebied, wat baie suksesvol was en wat deur 11 mense bygewoon was.

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Here is what the homeschoolers say:

Delarey - Thank you for the nice day and the questions and answers.
Lise, Desirèe and Cherié - Thank you, it was great and interesting.
Leintjie - Thank you for the tour uncle and uncle's water is delicious !!!

Lana - Thank you for your patience with the children, we will bring the school projects.


This week we also presented a Solar Course, which was very successful and was attended by 11 people.

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sunnette Bridges en vriende het kom kuier. - www.aardskip.com - We had a very pleasant visit from Sunette and her comment was in one word WOW!

Sunette was in Orania vir 'n boeresportdag en sy en haar vriende het gebruik gemaak van die geleëntheid om die aardskip te kom besoek. Ek moet sê ons was heerlik veras hoe gemaklik sy met net mooi enige iemand kan gesels.

Dankie aan Dick Davel wat dit moontlik gemaak het dat sy Orania kon besoek het.

Op die web werf www.aardskip.com is daar nog 'n foto van haar te sien.

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Sunette Bridges (http://sunettebridges.co.za/music-store/) was in Orania for a "boeresportdag" and she and her friends took advantage of the opportunity to visit the earthship.

On the www.aardskip.com is another photo of her.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunette-Bridges-News-Page/625786784156926

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Geut herstel na haalbui. In die sonskip gebruik ons die son se volle potensiaal; vir warmwater, krag, kook en plante. - www.aardskip.com - Gutter fixed and ready for next rainstorm.

All preparations for the Solar course is completed and all places are nearly filled.

Course is the 17 of December in Orania in Afrikaans.

In the picture you can see the gutter that was repaired after the last hailstorm. The hail the gutter's brackets were bend. In other words, the water poured down infront of the door.

We have also slightly changed the catchment water tanks's connections. The first tank will from now on always be full, and the overflow of his will fill the other tanks. This is done because the first tank withstands a fair amount of pressure from the hill and for the tank's "health", we decided keep this tank full. In case of a drought we can open the valve at the bottom to let the first tank also empty.

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Alle voorbereidings vir die Sonkrag kursus is voltooi en alle plekke is byna gevul.

Kursus is die 17 Desember in Orania in Afrikaans.

In die foto sien u die geut wat herstel is na die vorig haelbui. Die hael het die geut se hakke heeltemal laat om buig, a.g.v. die hael se gewig. M.a.w. die water het presies voor die deur gestort.

Ons het ook die opvang watertenks se konneksies ietwat gewysig. Die eerste tenk sal na dese altyd vol wees en die tenk se oorvloei sal die ander tenks vol maak. Dit is gedoen omdat die eerste tenk redelik drukking moet weerstaan van die grond en vir die tenk se "gesondheid" het ons besluit om
die tenk vol te hou. In 'n droogte kan ons die klep aan die onderkant oop maak om die eerste tenk ook te laat leegloop.

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson
Pos: Posbus 186, Orania 8752, Suid Afrika
Sel: +27 53 207 0029
Tel: +27 73 134 9671

Web: http://www.aardskip.com
Bakkies: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aardskip
GPS: -29.8168,24.4115

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Die Sonkrag 101 en Sonkrag 102 kursusse word in Afrikaans aangebied in die Orania Beweging Ouditorium die 17e Desember 2014 om 14:00-15:30 en om 17:30-20:00.

Die Sonkrag 101 en Sonkrag 102 kursusse word
in Afrikaans aangebied
in die Orania Beweging Ouditorium
die 17e Desember 2014

Sonkrag 101 - Inleiding - om 14:00-15:30 teen R100 en
Sonkrag 102 - Ontwerp - om 17:30-20:00 teen R250 en
beide R300

Kontak info.everson@gmail.com


vriendelike groete
Ludwig Everson, Pr. Ing. M.Sc. Ing. SAIEE senior lid, VEG lid
Pos: Posbus 186, Orania 8752, Suid Afrika
Tel: +27 53 207 0029
Sel: +27 73 134 9671

Bank: ABSA
Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
Branch: 632005
Account name: LRHV Everson
Account nr: 9272495193
Reference: VanNaamSonkrag101en102

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Read the visitors entries June 2014 - www.aardskip.com - Lees wat ons besoekers sê.

Foto van 2e kamer, die avokadoboom en druiwerank wat julle sien is binnenshuis.

Die week het ons die 3e kamer se vloer herstel en meubels terug gesit, sal 'n foto later plaas.

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Photo of 2nd room, the avocado tree and vine you see is indoors.

This week we repaired the 3rd room floor and moved the furniture back, a photo will follow.


Visitors book / Gasteboek
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Entries is entered in the original language please use https://translate.google.co.za/#af/en/ to translate from Afrikaans to English.

June / Junie 2014
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02/06
* S Da Corte - Johannesburg - Inspirational!! Thank you for showing us possibilities beyond our imagination.
* R van Vuuren - Van der Kloof - Wonderlik
* Elsa Muller - Van der Kloof - Baie inspirerend doen so voort!
* Marinda Roux - PE - Absoluut wonderlik om herwiningsmateriaal se potensiaal te sien.

03/06
* Kames & Karin Kemp - Orania - Indrukwekkend!!

04/06
* Andre & Carin Rust - Mosselbaai - Inspirerend. Alle sukses!

05/06
* Frik van Staden - Pretoria - Baie insiggewend. Voorspoed!
* William Badenhorst - DXB - Great ideas of reuse.
* Helen Sagahiron- DXB - Very impressive! Thank you.

07/06
* Jeff Momb - Pretoria - Keep it up!

09/06
* Pat & Ronel, Chris & Dara - Pretoria - Pragtig en sterkte.

10/06
* Aguese - Latvia, DK

11/06
* Rochell de Swardt - Plettenbergbaai - Baie goed en interessant

13/06
* Petert Huysom - Kempton Park - Baie interessant
* Marie Soul - Kaapstad - Fantasites!
* Carol Hiunchsen - Kaapstad - Inspirerend

14/06
* Wanda Coetzee - Pretoria - Pragtig
* Elmar Scheepers - Pretoria
* Amy Barhard - Krugersdorp - ouilik - Hou so aan!
* Marten van Wyk - Middelburg - Baie interessant
* Albert & Waniotha du Toit - Pretoria - en dankie vir die welkom.

16/06
* Diana - Stellenbosch - Well done - doing the talk
* Van Wyk - Benoni & Kaapstad - Baie interessant!!

17/06
* Margit & Andy d'Augiun - Swakopmunt, Namibie - Nuwe inligting gekry - very inspiring!
* Hendrina - Philippolis - Puik, doen so voort!

26/06
* Urbanus de Witt & Helene Kleynhans - Pretoria - Ongelooflik!


vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson

Web: http://www.aardskip.com
Bakkies: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aardskip
GPS: -29.8168,24.4115

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ons het terug getrek in tweede kamer - www.aardskip.com - Sneak view of our 2nd bedroom after we moved back.

Ons het terug getrek in die 2e slaap kamer. Die kamer se vloer het ook 'n nuwe olie en politoer laag gekry.

Verder is ons besig om 'n bietjie opknap werk te doen in die 3e kamer voor ons verder gaan met die plafon in die waskamer.

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We moved back in to the 2nd bed room. The room's floor also received, a new layer of polish and oil.

Furthermore, we will do some renovation work done in the 3rd room before we continue with the ceiling in the laundry room.

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson
Pos: Posbus 186, Orania 8752, Suid Afrika
Sel: +27 53 207 0029
Tel: +27 73 134 9671

Web: http://www.aardskip.com
Bakkies: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aardskip
GPS: -29.8168,24.4115

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Rain rain rain caused rivers 85 mm in less than 24hours - www.aardskip.com - Reën, reën en nogmals reën veroorsaak rivier.

Vandag was dit nag. Na 'n 53mm reën, wat in die nag geval het, het ek 'n bietjie grond verskuiwings gedoen.

Die septiese tenk se mangat loop heellaas vol reënwater (agv. syferwater), wat dan mettertyd in die tenk opeindig. Enige raad?

Ek pomp dit leeg maar die water syfer maar net weer in.

Om alles te kroon kom daar 'n tweede storm met hael en wind en een van my tydelik dakplate (slegs vas gehou met 'n paar klippe en buitebande) op die buitekamer vlieg af. Verder is ons buite plant byna verwoes. Agter en regs om die aardskip het die water gestroom asof dit 'n rivier was, byna knieë
diep op plekke, sien foto.

Met ons gaan dit goed, maar ons bure se dak is afgeruk en op gerol soos 'n mens 'n sardienblikke oop maak. Arme mense se meubels is sopnat en afgeskryf en is dakloos.

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Today was terrible. After 53 mm rain fell during the night, we had to a little bit of landscaping, to help the water flow.

The septic tank manhole runs full of rain water (seepage), which then eventually end up in the tank, any advice?

I pump it empty but it seeps in again.

To top it all there was a second storm today with hail, 30mm rain and wind. One of my temporary roof sheet (only held with a few stones and tires) of the outside room flew off. Our outside plants are almost destroyed. Behind the earthship and on the eastern side, the water flowed as if it was a
river, in places almost knee deep, see photo.

With us it went very well, however our neighbour's roof was ripped off and rolled up like you will open a sardine can. The poor people's furniture is wet and damaged and they are homelessness.

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson

Web: http://www.aardskip.com
Bakkies: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aardskip
GPS: -29.8168,24.4115

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Piesangboom is nou 2,6m hoog en lees besoekers boodskappe Mei 2014 - www.aardskip.com - Banana tree is nou 2,6m high and read more vistors comments.

In the photo you see our planter with the massif banana tree. On the right you can just about see that the second room window is also done.

Everything takes time, but every day we are closer to completion

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In die foto sien julle ons plantebak met die massiewe piesangboom. Die piesangboom is 2,6m en sy grootste blaar is 1600mm lank en 600mm breed. Aan die regterkant jy kan net sien dat die tweede kamer venster en deur ook klaar is.

Alles neem tyd, maar elke dag is ons nader aan voltooiing.

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Visitors book / Gasteboek
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Entries is entered in the original language please use https://translate.google.co.za/#af/en/ to translate from Afrikaanse to English.

Mei /May 2014
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01/05
* HP & Carla v/d Merwe - Durbanville - Baie interessant - voorspoed met die projek verder.

07/05
* Mia, Gert, Walter - Johannesburg - Dankie vir die toer! Alles van die beste vir die voltooiing.

08/05
* Bobby Jordaan & Halden Krog - Cape Town - Fantastic

13/05
* Christo Conradie - Orania - Die bewyse is gelewer!

14/05
* Piet Pool - Lutzvill - Baie interessant.
* Arthur Easton - Jeffersbaai - Uitstekend
* Moira Kloppen, Marisa Engelbrecht & Doret Terblanch - Pretoria - Fassinerend

15/05
* Dawie & Suzette Jacobs - De Doorns - Baie interessant
* Gerhard & Justing - Pietersburg - Fassinerend. Sterkte met die projek voorentoe.

19/05
* A van Niekerk - Vanderbylpark - Baie interessant.
* A Bruwer - Ermelo - Fantasties! Baie Dankie.

22/05
* Annebe, Anita, Rina & Rina - Warrenton - Interessant en baie vindingryk!
* Paul, Johanna, Stoffel en Elze - Kathu Blackrock - Interessant, ongelooflik baie leersaam.
* Gerhard - Belvile - Leersaam

27/05
* Len & Rob - Johannesburg
* Jaco - Bloemhof - Interessant en sterkte
* Bianca & Henno - Johannesburg - Ons gaan ons beste probeer om julle bure te word. :-)

28/05
* Dan, Irmgard - L'Agulhas - Baie interessant
* MC Carstens - Durbanville - Baie slim!

vriendelike groete
Ludwig en Retha Everson

Web: http://www.aardskip.com
Bakkies: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aardskip
GPS: -29.8168,24.4115