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BRK Post 139

I woke up to pouring rain outside. The dirt roads on the lab actually got slippery, all of the hydrophobic dirt was saturated.

I helped Orin for a couple of hours putting his slip straw walls up. I got a little better at mixing the staw and clay together but it is still a slow process.

Later in the afternoon I went back to my biochar, raked it up, and crushed it into smaller bits. It took quite awhile, I'd love to know a better way to crush it.
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Just starting here
Just starting here
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Here is where I stopped, I'm sure there is a better way to mix the clay in.
Here is where I stopped, I'm sure there is a better way to mix the clay in.
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Ended up filling 3 five gallon buckets. They are in the garden waiting for some food scraps to compost with.
Ended up filling 3 five gallon buckets. They are in the garden waiting for some food scraps to compost with.
 
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BRK Post 140

It was gardening day today. And I planted peas again. I planted peas everywhere. Hundreds of peas.

It took the whole morning to plant all of them.

After lunch I worked with Grey to move the solarium forward. We each adjusted one of the long sill mortises to match with the other sills. They look good to me.

Then we cut one log down the center, each half is going to be used on either side of the garage door, flat against the wall. But they need tenons at the bottom. I started one tenon, they aren’t difficult to cut just time consuming to mark out correctly.

We wont get back to the solarium until Thursday, we have been cordially invited to join Josiah on some greenhouse work.
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Woke up to a cloudy misty day, turned into partly sunny, in the 80's
Woke up to a cloudy misty day, turned into partly sunny, in the 80's
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Soaked peas. This was mostly full and I split them up with Grey
Soaked peas. This was mostly full and I split them up with Grey
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This were soaked like the tendril peas, but they developed a funk. A bunch had been bored out by weevils. The bad peas floated and the good ones sank. Saved me from planting a lot of nonviable peas.
These were soaked like the tendril peas, but they developed a funk. A bunch had been bored out by weevils. The bad peas floated and the good ones sank. Saved me from planting a lot of nonviable peas.
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It took a few adjustments, now both ends look like this.
It took a few adjustments, now both ends look like this.
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Thanks Mike! We used the hand cranked drill press to make the holes for the rebar. It worked really well.
Thanks Mike! We used the hand cranked drill press to make the holes for the rebar. It worked really well.
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It took about a half hour for the two of us to saw through this log, about 11.5 inches thick.
It took about a half hour for the two of us to saw through this log, about 11.5 inches thick.
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Here is where I got to before the end of the day. Just getting the big stuff out. I'm going to fine tune it after.
Here is where I got to before the end of the day. Just getting the big stuff out. I'm going to fine tune it after.
 
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BRK Post 141

This morning’s work had me doing battery maintenance on all of the batteries around the lab. Of course Nine, who had been doing battery maintenance, did such a good job I mostly wandered around looking at perfectly good batteries.

But luckily Josiah had some real work for me to do at the greenhouse.

He needs a retaining wall at the end of each wing wall to hold back any dirt wanting to come around the end.

So I made a good start on that, tomorrow should see it done.
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Here is where one of the walls is going
Here is where one of the walls is going
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A bit into the build
A bit into the build
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It is almost done, just a course or two to go.
It is almost done, just a course or two to go.
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My wooden bolt lost a tooth, I could really use a piece of hickory or black locust
My wooden bolt lost a tooth, I could really use a piece of hickory or black locust
 
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I'm glad the batteries were still in good shape for you. I hope the procedural checklist I made helped too. 😊

How big of a piece of black locust do you need? We have a bunch of it growing here.
 
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heya Kyle, did you see this?

https://permies.com/t/240/44793/permaculture-projects/ant-village#1299313


 
Be reasonable. You can't destroy everything. Where would you sit? How would you read a tiny ad?
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