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Consecutive Day 107

...stuff happened yesterday.....alot of stuff.....on Saturday too!   um, so I got to drive the Falcon! Nothing like driving 5 tons of truck (except operating Judy's plumbing), Scott D. got his first day of work in (thank you Scott D.!), and I gave yet another Ant Village Tour.

On Narrow Pond before July 5th:



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[experience "before"/"after" in person...]

Ohhh. A Trap!  But the "after" part...

"After" a yoga session I'm thinking medi-vac time. <g>  


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Aaaaah grasshopper, yoga heals the body after a long day of Boot Labor. Medi-vac time for some would be at 5pm :]


 
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Consecutive Day 108

Sunday saw some work On Narrow Pond; the rock cistern had water in it from early morning rain so the Dwarf's Redoubt got some work from Clayton, Scotty D, and myself.

On Narrow Pond pictures and videos only go to people who've sent support for On Narrow Pond; Thank You William Shelgel, Greg Martin, Kerry Rodgers, and Pearl Sutton!

Here's a nice video for the rest of you on about Alterton Abbey's junk pole fence progress.
 
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Consecutive Day 109

Yesterday we had well issues so we staid at base camp while Fred negotiated with well demons. Josiah, Clayton, Scotty D, and me went up on Peach Plateau to mulch a bunch of fruit tree seedlings planted some time ago -they just sprouted this year!

We went to collect burnt junk pole in the afternoon and got covered in soot; someone suggested the river, so off we went to wash the soot off and to cool off!

Later, Josiah and Jennifer shared their shelter design for their deep roots plot....   ...then Scotty D. got in on the Himalayan yoga before we all crashed out.

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little fruit trees growing from seed planted some time in the past
little fruit trees growing from seed planted some time in the past
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the guy with the camera didnt get to wash before the photo
the guy with the camera didnt get to wash before the photo
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Thanks Jen and Josiah for sharing your design
Thanks Jen and Josiah for sharing your design
 
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Consecutive Day 110

Yesterday was, um, not so good for well water.
We are still finding trees that have grown from seed up on and near Peach Plateau....and we got another FreeCad session in after Taco Tuesday dinner.

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uh oh where did it go?
uh oh where did it go?
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One hundred twenty three feet and four inches: means 77 feet are on top of the well pipe 270 feet down
One hundred twenty three feet and four inches: means 77 feet are on top of the well pipe 270 feet down
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however our trees are growning and deserve mulch
however our trees are growning and deserve mulch
 
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Consecutive Day 111

Yesterday brought a brighter perspective as the kickstarter is totally doing hella good  [url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/greenh]help us take it farther![/url

We used Judy to bring water for paddocks at base camp and to Allerton Abbey, did junk pole, started work on the wings of Alterton Abbey, and worked on the last few sections of filling in junk pole  -which I might add, is nearing completion-  maybe three more loads of junk pole!

Clayton shared his design ideas for his shelter at the lemon tree site just before Himalayan Yoga.


what it's like to shape a road on a kubota:
 
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Consecutive Day 112

uuuuh! today is Friday: worn, weary, and ready for a good wet rain this weekend (dry rain is the kind that evaporates before it hits the ground).

Yesterday was a junk pole collection day after relieving Judy of two loads of water. We are soooooo close to finishing the junk pole fence!

The flow of the day went by so fast I didn't notice I hadn't taken any pictures so I took a few around base camp.....so here's a few from base camp
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somebody didn't get the hugel part in this end of the berm...but looks like top soil went on top
somebody didn't get the hugel part in this end of the berm...but looks like top soil went on top
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can somebody fall in love with a machine?
can somebody fall in love with a machine?
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look at the wood on that wall aging like it is supposed to
look at the wood on that wall aging like it is supposed to
 
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Consecutive Day 113

It started raining early this morning and is still raining  -really nice for all the plants and the little trees we mulched!

Scotty D left two days ago (his girlfriend was too far away); we'll miss him. Jonathan is leaving this weekend; he left us some good ferments!

I watered apricots, did chop and drop, moved part of a berm for the well work, and collected rock for the patio between the FPH and the pantry. Clayton and me started working on making sure all you kickstarter supporters above $100 get your live interactive video feed from Wheaton Labs like we promised.

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nothing chicken stratches remain of the planning ...and a few text files
nothing chicken stratches remain of the planning ...and a few text files
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look at that tangle foot protection under the mulch!
look at that tangle foot protection under the mulch!
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did not post this one earlier
did not post this one earlier
 
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Consecutive Day 114

Yesterday saw more concentrated nest labor as usual (no posts this time); seems taking pictures every now and again tends to interrupt the nice stack of things I want to do (more later on in this post).

Fred noticed a something about our well pump house. The top collects a great deal of water. Since the well house is underground, the top is a metal lid....I'm very curious about how much water collects every day during the summer...let's see what happens!

Here's a video of some random person driving our tractor ;]

 
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