Thursday, June 3, 2010

DIDGERIDOO!!!!

May 17, 2010

I have got to say that this was one of the highlights of our whole trip!
We made our own didgeridoo!

Eumundi Didgeridoo camp is AMAZING!!!! The camp is run by a really awesome guy named Darren. The shop, where you make the didgeridoo is in the backyard of his house, and it's just CHILL! Take a nap, play pool, whatever you want...Awesome!!!
In these pictures we are choosing are piece of wood to make our didg.I really liked the very natural look and wanted a piece with a root.
My choice!

I just like this picture!


Darren put Ryan right to work.

These young adults are WWOOFing. WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. This is something that started in the UK. The gist is that these kids backpack around the country. In each city they find someone who will let them stay. WWOOFers pay for their room and board by doing five hours of work for their host.

Darren found these two love birds late one night and took them in. That day their job was to paint the house. It's a win win situation for everyone.

Ezra had a BLAST!
It was heaven for a little boy. The middle picture is him playing in a sandbox. The bottom picture is him playing a didg aka a piece of scrap wood. He used everything that day as a didgeridoo and is still doing the same today. He will pick something up hold it to his mouth and say do do didg do. Top picture is Darren, Ryan and Ezra just having fun.
Lots of work goes into making a didgeridoo!

First: You bark it- This is done by hand taking a wood tool and sliding down the wood over and over until all the bark and outer layers are removed.
Second: You sand it- This is done with an electric sander. You work over the wood until it is all smooth.
Third: You carve it- By hand or with electric tools.
Fourth: Wood burning- burn in any wanted designs
Fifth: The wood is sealed and treated to make sure any bugs that could still be living in it are killed.
Sixth: Varnish
Seventh: Dry

As you can tell it takes hours of work!

Ryan barking/blisters from barking
It takes lots of muscle! He is showing off his blister in the pictures.

I like this shadow picture of Ryan barking.

This is where you can just CHILL!
A huge open room right of the shop with about six couches, a drum set, piano, hot tub, hammocks, punching bags, pool table and more.

Top left: The view from Darren's yard, beautiful! Top right: Carved sign. Middle: The Camp Doo Doo bus. It with one day be full of bunk beds. Bottom left: Ezra sitting on the back porch playing the didg. Bottom right: Once again the view.

Ryan & I wood burning
I really, really enjoyed wood burning! It was quite relaxing.

Finished!!!

2 comments:

CJMsquared+3 said...

That sounds awesome! I love little Ezra!

The Hughes' said...

I told my husband about this and he thought that was the coolest thing EVER! We are definitely doing that when we go back!