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! Jen’s Boot Camp and Allerton Abbey Experience

 
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Floor looks fantastic! I hope you create the coziest of reading corners.
 
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Thank you, Judith and Ashley! I am so excited about starting to make the Abbey into a home.
 
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We received a truly lovely selection of books for the boots’ library from an anonymous sender—I can’t decide what to read first! I am leaning toward Botany in a Day.
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Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse so you can spend the winter dreaming of how to grow food at Allerton?

... but the soap book looks so good!
 
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Ha, I read 'the $50 and up underground house' 4 years ago, sitting by the lower door in the Abbey, hiding out from the heatwave and thick forest fire smoke!

The place is certainly transformed from when I saw it!

Looks like a great bit of reading to start off your time in the abbey.
 
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josiah made a video with jen firing up the rocket water heater

 
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Ooh, yes, a greenhouse on the Abbey would be fantastic!
 
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When I see those earthen floors (also on the cover of that book) I dream of making such a floor here ... over the concrete floor of my (rented) apartment. But I don't think that will work, or will it?
 
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Inge, we hypothesize that an earthen floor over concrete might work all right, so long as the floor doesn’t get damp (like in a basement). But I don’t know how your landlord would react if you have a rented apartment!
 
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I caught wind of a big weather event in Montana?!  Do you have an update. I’m curious how the Wofati is also. Thanks
 
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