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BRK Post 64

Slow day here. Started with pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Man it's nice living with the other boots.

Did an oil change for my truck, some laundry.  Got a bit of gardening in, I expect I'll be fetching water on Monday and i won't get to any hands on gardening done then.

I found a bunch of seeds in the boots seed box. Chose to plant more beans, peas, and corn. I have Pearl Sutton to thank for these seeds in particular. Those are soaking overnight and I'm going to plant them tomorrow.

I noticed the current bush on my garden plot is going from flowering to developing fruit. Have a close up picture of the little fruits.

Lots of sprouts, I'm going to need to thin a lot of them so a few can grow larger.
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Thanks Pearl!
Thanks Pearl!
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Sprouts at the top of the hugel, north side. Looks like a mustard, tastes spicy
Sprouts at the top of the hugel, north side. Looks like a mustard, tastes spicy
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I've never had currents, looking forward to trying them.
I've never had currents, looking forward to trying them.
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Thanks for keeping us up to date! Wonderful projects!
 
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Hi Fabian, I'm trying to post everyday. There's so much going on here and I want to be able to look back and see all the projects I worked on.
 
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BRK Post 65

Spent the morning scoping out a plot. My main goal is to build a pond and I think this one will do nicely.

On my walk I spotted this huge ant. At least I think it is an ant. It looks like an ant. But it's the size of my thumb. Can anyone identify it?

Planted the seeds I was soaking, peas, beans, corn, and squash. I'm excited to grow the corn, its painted mountain corn and I've always wanted the space to try growing it.

Then I made dinner at Cooper Cabin. Pasta with sauteed veggies. Josiah harvested some Fried Chicken Mushrooms. They were great, and did have a bit of fried chicken flavor.

Ended the night by trying to get my draw knife sharp again. The black locust wood has been very hard on the edge. A previous owner had sharpened the back side of it... I still have to take a deep breath every time I try to sharpen it. I will curse his name and progeny until I've ground down the micro bevel he made.

Did a decent job. Going to take many more times until it takes an edge the way I want but I'll get there.
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Foreground is lower and slopes to the left. Already has a temporary pond
Foreground is lower and slopes to the left. Already has a temporary pond
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Hard to miss it
Hard to miss it
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Looking at patterns this week. I found a spiral in this pine cone.
Looking at patterns this week. I found a spiral in this pine cone.
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Soaking them really softened them and started their germination
Soaking them really softened them and started their germination
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Looks good on this side.
Looks good on this side.
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Hard to see here. The mirror finish at the left edge is where my stone didn't make contact.
Hard to see here. The mirror finish at the left edge is where my stone didn't make contact.
 
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Thanks, Kyle!
For the "ant" you saw, no, it’s definitely not an ant. It's a kind of beetle. With some closer photos, one could identify it...

Good job on the draw knife. Take the bevel as a "sharpening learning occasion"! Always try to see the positive in a situation!

Cheers!
 
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