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BRK Post 71

I've been craving apple cinnamon oatmeal all week, but we are out of apples, so I had to substitute with bananas. I think I'll try that again in the future.

During breakfast Josiah pulled out a mushroom he had found. We identified it as an edible bolete but he isn't sure he can find where they are again. But he does know where morals have been found and apparently now is the time of year they fruit.

In the afternoon I did some drawings of the herbs and grasses around my observation site. I might not be getting better at drawing but I think I'm getting better at discerning the small differences between plantlife.

Finally got around to relocating the "acorn" grill. It had to leave the classroom so either it was getting sold or was up for grabs. Now its living by Cooper cabin and I've got to plan some dinners.

I've got to mention how helpful Oren was today. I was having technical difficulties with my linux laptop and he comes along and helps me through it for hours. Very generous, thanks Oren!
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Very tasty, good bit of spice not too sweet
Very tasty, good bit of spice not too sweet
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I drew a mullen, grass, comfrey, and a knapweed(I think)
I drew a mullen, grass, comfrey, and a knapweed(I think)
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Ready to grill.
Ready to grill.
 
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Mark Brunnr wrote:That first handle looks like a squash of some sort to me.  As far as a pin I would put it further back in the handle. Perhaps the picture angle throws me off but it looks like it only has half an inch of material to the peg hole, and as you said people will be pulling on it so that bit could crack off with use.



It does look like a squash, and maybe if I painted I could fool someone...

So the other handle, you are right there is about a half inch of wood there. The thing is, I couldn't go much farther back because there wouldn't be enough wood on the shaft inside. The handle isn't very thick and I didn't feel comfortable putting the shaft all the way through it. I did put a second pin on the other side. And when I tapped the handle onto the shaft with a mallet I couldn't pull it off without hammering it back off.
 
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Kyle Noe wrote:BRK Post 71
...I was having technical difficulties with my linux laptop and he comes along and helps me through it for hours. Very generous, thanks Oren!



...just paying back all those people who taught me enough to be dangerous ....so you're welcome but the thanks belongs to many people.

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BRK Post 72

Spent the morning slicing down grass with a sickle. Only gave myself two small cuts.

While I was chopping, I noticed many bugs using the tips of the grass as shelter from the rain. Even when I poked them they didn't budge.

Also while I was chopping, Waldo attacked me. Here's how it went...
Waldo: (chilling on the berm)
Me (looking at him)
Waldo: Meow Meow (trots overs meowing)
Me: (Bends over to cut more grass)
Waldo: (Jumps onto my shoulders from behind, gets comfortable)

I've never picked Waldo up, but I have seen pictures of him riding Josiah. I think he wanted a dry place to sit and saw me as a possibility. It really surprised me.

Good news, the strawberries are putting on more flowers. I'm looking forward to preserving a bunch.

Up by the greenhouse, I've got the second handle done and I'm working on a solution to sealing up the gap around the handle shaft. Felt like the hours flew by and I was working at a snail's pace. I put the handles on and tried the latch out. The handles are so heavy they are making the latch slow to close. I'm going to have to increase the tension on the spring arms tomorrow.
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I think they are trying to stay dry
I think they are trying to stay dry
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I went to walk around and he got off
I went to walk around and he got off
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The one on the left has lost its petals, it should start to swell and grow into the fruit.
The one on the left has lost its petals, it should start to swell and grow into the fruit.
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One clean and fresh, one gnarled and old.
One clean and fresh, one gnarled and old.
 
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I used to have an orange striped male who regularly pitched himself onto my shoulders and would stay there as I pulled weeds or planted seedlings. He would also come to walk me home from a friend's house around the corner. He was a rescue from the dumpster area at a local carwash. I named him Rusty. That was probably almost 30 years ago. Gosh how time has flown!
 
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