[GSBN] Bale Orientation Survey

John Swearingen jswearingen at skillful-means.com
Tue Apr 1 17:44:42 CDT 2014


Don't be so uptight, Habib.  Just snip your strings and let it all hang out!


On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Habib John Gonzalez <habibg at netidea.com>wrote:

>   Dear Jeff:
>
> I am quite shocked about your inquiry as to the orientations of my bales.
> Quite frankly sir, this is way beyond the editorial boundaries of The Last
> Straw Journal.
>
> Thousands of bales have rolled off a hundred super B trains in western
> Canada singing "I work on my back, what's it to you?" In my cottage,
> Timothy Bale and his friends decided to go all edgy on me and that was OK
> too. The same is true for the Big City Bales who duplex and triplex
> together, side by side in narrow in-fill lots.
>
> And if the wicked truth be told, one kinky bunch hung out end-on-end in
> the walls of a cabinet maker's shop.
>
> Enough. All this scandal weakens me, so it's back to the bar.
>
>
>
> Habib
>
>
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> "Better the kindness of imperfection than perfection without kindness"
>
>  *From:* Jeff Ruppert <jeff at odiseanet.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, March 31, 2014 1:14 PM
> *To:* Global Straw Building Network <GSBN at sustainablesources.com>
> *Subject:* [GSBN] Bale Orientation Survey
>
> For a future issue we want to do a short article on bale orientation
> within straw bale walls.  We are interested in what professionals do and
> why.
>
> If you would, please take a couple minutes and tell us your preference.
> This survey is comprised of four questions, so it is very short.  There is
> a form you can use to explain why you like to place bales flat, on-edge,
> on-end, etc.  The more thoughts on the subject you can give us the better
> article we can create for our readers.  This applies to panel builders as
> well as regular walls built in-place.
>
> I have to be honest and say that my curiosity got the better of me on this
> one.  I really want to hear some opinions on this from folks like you
> because the question comes up a lot depending on who you talk to.
>
> The survey can be found here: http://thelaststraw.org/?p=5174
>
> Thanks everyone for your taking time out of your busy schedule and please
> forward this link to any of your associates not on the GSBN who may have an
> opinion.
>
> Cheers!
>
> Jeff Ruppert
> Editor
>
>
> *The Last Straw*The International Journal of Straw Bale and Natural
> Building
>
> P.O. Box 1809
> Paonia, CO  81428
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