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Jen’s Boot Camp and Allerton Abbey Experience

 
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After attending the PDC & ATC here at Wheaton Labs, I was enjoying myself so much that I decided to stick around and test the thermal inertia this winter in Allerton Abbey. In the meantime, I’ve been participating in the boot camp and helping to finish my new winter home! I’ve been a boot for nearly a month now, and I finally got a phone I can take pictures with. Today I worked on the outside finish plaster.

(Day 1)

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Finish plaster on the outer wall
Finish plaster on the outer wall
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Day’s work
Day’s work
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Plaster around the window frame
Plaster around the window frame
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English Fred also plastering
English Fred also plastering
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Dave Burton cobbing around the windows
Dave Burton cobbing around the windows
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Zach digging out the old floor
Zach digging out the old floor
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English Fred’s wonderful twizzles
English Fred’s wonderful twizzles
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Awesome door
Awesome door
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View from the porch
View from the porch
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Flowers around the Abbey
Flowers around the Abbey
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Flower by the wofati
Flower by the wofati
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Thistle by the wofati
Thistle by the wofati
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Yellow flower by the wofati
Yellow flower by the wofati
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Yarrow (?) by the wofati
Yarrow (?) by the wofati
 
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So awesome!!!  I'm so glad someone will be testing the wofati! And it sounds like a better place than butting heads with family members.  Those are beautiful pictures too.  Hope to hear about lots of invigorating conversations and discoveries at the lab.
 
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Thank you, Joshua! It has certainly been a nice change. I look forward to what the next few months will bring.
 
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More exterior finish plastering at the Abbey today. This horse manure finish plaster is much finer than the stuff we used inside, which was made with sifted straw.

(Day 2)
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Bucket of finish plaster ready to be used
Bucket of finish plaster ready to be used
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Scoring and plastering
Scoring and plastering
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Pre-wetting for plaster
Pre-wetting for plaster
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Joining up plaster seams
Joining up plaster seams
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Smoothing plaster with a float
Smoothing plaster with a float
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Weird bug on our whitewash
Weird bug on our whitewash
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Linseed applied to cob on stove
Linseed applied to cob on stove
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Wofati deck improvements
Wofati deck improvements
 
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Another afternoon at the Abbey before coming home for Taco Tuesday!
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Chateau de Poo
Chateau de Poo
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Dave trying his hand at finish plaster!
Dave trying his hand at finish plaster!
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Austin jackhammering the wofati floor
Austin jackhammering the wofati floor
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Beetle on Oregon grapes
Beetle on Oregon grapes
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yellow flower close-up
yellow flower close-up
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white flower closeup
 
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