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BRK Post 85

Spent the morning here doing a water run with Nine. Even with it being in the 50's and cloudy we still chose to jump in the creek. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to be immersed in the natural flowing water.

It took about three hours to get all of the water put out. I used three sprinklers and a hose at the same time. I think tomorrow I'll water the secondary gardens with the fire hose and do multiple runs.

It was Linux practice day with Orin too. He explained how to navigate through directories to find programs, hardware info, and software info. We learned what and how libraries are organized. And he gave us resources he uses to find answers to his own questions. He is really expanding my understanding of computers.

Since nothing I did today makes for good photos, today is flower picture day. There are flowers everywhere, many I don't know on sight yet. These are just some of the most showy ones. It would be a shame to miss the chance to share them and by documenting them I'll know when they flower here.
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I got the ID for this one using an online photo search. It's common name is perennial cornflower. It smells like apple, melon, and honey to me.
I got the ID for this one using an online photo search. It's common name is perennial cornflower. It smells like apple, melon, and honey to me.
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This is one of the apple grafts I did earlier. It is pretty but it they set fruit I'll have to pluck them off. The graft won't be strong enough to hold fruit.
This is one of the apple grafts I did earlier. It is pretty but it they set fruit I'll have to pluck them off. The graft won't be strong enough to hold fruit.
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These are going to be great once they open fully.
These are going to be great once they open fully.
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I had to search for these too. They are spotted dead nettle. The flowers are so much larger than the regular dead nettle. Apparently they are edible as well.
I had to search for these too. They are spotted dead nettle. The flowers are so much larger than the regular dead nettle. Apparently they are edible as well.
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These are all over the berms. The stalks have flowers emerging opposite each other with top ones opening first.
These are all over the berms. The stalks have flowers emerging opposite each other with top ones opening first.
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I wanted to show this one off. It's fun watching strawberry flowers turning into fruit.
I wanted to show this one off. It's fun watching strawberry flowers turning into fruit.
 
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BRK Post 86

This morning I am officially the only boot up on the lab. Jen and Josiah went to a family reunion for the week. Makes me think of singing "Eye of the Tiger".

Fetched more water this morning. I took Dez and Mags with me and we had fun getting the water pump working. Apparently Dez and Mags have the magic touch.

I've been pulled off the greenhouse since it is basically done and there are bunches of things to finish before the summer events arrive.

Instead I'm working with Nine in Cooper Cabin. Building another door... But this one is a regular door. I'll have it done by tomorrow afternoon. I only have to put on the hinges and hang the door. Then we finish the walls and plumbing and... bit of a list really. Going to be a busy week.

I've been watching the saskatoon berries develop but they are still green. Then I thought about the other berries around here, the honeyberries are already fully grown and ripe. They are fantastic. I'm going to get cuttings from them to multiple our honeyberry shrubs.
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Getting these cut to size took the longest. I had the stops cut and the whole thing assembled in half the time.
Getting these cut to size took the longest. I had the stops cut and the whole thing assembled in half the time.
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On its side here. so nice to work on a normal door.
On its side here. so nice to work on a normal door.
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They taste like blueberries but are better. Sweet and acidic and tart.
They taste like blueberries but are better. Sweet and acidic and tart.
 
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I've heard, but not yet experienced, that it's easier to get new honeyberries by stabbing a shovel in the ground around the plant in a few places.  By severing some roots, the abandoned, amputated root realizes it's in trouble and sometimes sends up some growth.  Then the next year you can dig the new baby plant out and relocate it.
 
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Very interesting Mike, I'll try that out. We want a bunch more and I think we only have two here.
 
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BRK Post 87

I had a slow work day today. It felt like I spent lots of time on very small things.

I did get the door hung but only after replacing two floor boards which needed to be cut and trimmed and routed. They took forever. Little pieces always seem to take time.

After lunch I helped Nine modify the classroom lights and move two of them to new spots. It required running new romex wire and dragging around a big ladder. We got done early and finished up with hanging a new blackboard on the back of one of the rolly shelves.

Right before dinner Nine and I hooked up Judy's full water tanks to a sprinkler and let it water while we had tacos and ice cream. Now the boots can use Judy to bring some big logs down from the lab and peel them for the solarium.
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Still needs trim, the bathroom is coming together.
Still needs trim, the bathroom is coming together.
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One of the new lights.
One of the new lights.
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Little improvements to the classroom all the time.
Little improvements to the classroom all the time.
 
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