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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Robbie's Permaculture Bootcamp experience

 
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Hi Robbie. Of course now isn't the time for a warm knitted woolen hat ... But I like to show you what I knitted (wearing it myself for the photo). I hope you like it. Then I will send it; is it OK to send it to Paul's postal address mentioned somewhere on the website?
 
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Anybody wanting to send stuff to robbie can send to:

robbie
c/o paul wheaton
2120 s reserve #351
missoula, mt 59801


 
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hey really nice this wood work is awsome.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Hi Robbie. Of course now isn't the time for a warm knitted woolen hat ... But I like to show you what I knitted (wearing it myself for the photo). I hope you like it.



Wow Inge thank you so much! I love it!
Who knows it may even come handy on a cool summer night or an early morning riding my bike down from the lab to basecamp, whenever I start doing that haha.
 
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david otanga wrote:hey really nice this wood work is awsome.



Thank you for the motivation David. Happy to hear that you're enjoying the thread.
If there is anything more that you would like to see feel free to ask.
 
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Day 103
Spent the morning Sharpening chainsaws and cleaning up 3 log benches from the PEP event. We scribed and cut out two bottom logs for a bench to sit on by the red cabin. The bench was being notty so there were some dips in the seat for water to collect and help break down the bench faster. We cut channels with a chainsaw to help drain those out and extend the life of this seating area.
After lunch we created more space for the classroom in the shop moving an off road vehicle, parking the electric tractor in the berm shed and moving lumber into the mezzanine. Jaqi towed me in the off road vehicle with the tractor to the garage. We removed the garage door opener (that we don't use) and pushed two rollie shelves back to make room for the vehicle.
We finished the day repairing a canopy cover and setting it up between the Fisher Price House and the Library.

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A Kiwi flower Jocelyn was examining this morning
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Talking about the scribe
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Jaqi slowly backing up to tighten the chain
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The canopy showing off our lovely patch job
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Oxeye Daisies blooming
 
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Hey Robbie , loving your adventures. Just wanted to mention, as part of your learning experience, (and you may already know this)  always be aware that tow ropes, chains, cables etc., have the ability to break under stress. Or parts of the vehicle being pulled may come loose. Causing the parts and pieces to fly in the direction of the puller. So always protect the person who is pulling something, just in case something comes loose or breaks. For instance Jaqi might have lifted the forks of the tractor a bit to create a "fence" in front of her? Keep up the great work !
 
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Day 104
This morning as I walked up to the Fisher Price house, Paul and Jocelyn walked out to start their morning project time. He pointed down and asked if I knew what that plant was. I had no idea so he explained to me about the wonderful weed of Black Medic. How people with short cut lawns hate it because it spreads everywhere like a mat, but if that blade were raised to say 3 in the roots will work their way down and not be such a nuisance. Also is a nitrogen fixer and part of the legume family being a benefit to building soil.
Prepping for the Pdc. We started in the shop cleaning up the classroom. I adjusted a chop saw that is now ready to be transported to Alerton Abbey. Jackie oiled signs. It's now the 5th coat of tung oil that these signs have soaked up. Moved wood around with the tractor to set up a canopy for the dishwashing area/hangout spot. Set up another hangout spot in front of the shop as well.
After lunch we disassembled some lumber from old abandoned projects to save the wood and nails.
We drove up to the lab hauling a trailer with tractor attachments to park up at the boneyard to make more room for guests to park. Fred installed the banjo bolt in Rex while I watered a few Lilacs that he transplanted recently on his plot.

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Black Medic
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Yellow Sweet Clover
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Lichen on a rock
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Tools involved with removing the rebar
 
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Doesn't want to post all the pictures in one shot so here are the rest
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Hitched a ride to Fred's plot
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Lentils everywhere!
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Lilac gettin a drink
 
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Day 105
Thursday was spent dealing with greens! We chopped and dropped for the first half of the day. It was nice playing on the hugels, I was pulling prickly lettuce most of the time.
After lunch we drove up to the lab and dropped off the chop saw at Allerton Abbey. We transplanted comfrey on to Fred's plot. Jaqi planted potatoes while I planted Pomegranate seeds. We finished the day planting Pecans up and down the creek from Cat Pond to Ant Village.

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Chop and drop
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Fred told me a little bit about Henbane
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Comfrey ready for transfer
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Wild Rose
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Comfrey's new home
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Pomegranate seeds
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Planting Pecans
 
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