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Clay Bunch wrote:Side note... is it okay to attempt to use my oven to kiln dry my Greenwood spoon so I can speed up the drying process?


I guess you can if you'd like.  Drying it isn't a requirement for the BB.  Mine seemed to dry out pretty quickly on its own.  
 
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I went ahead and  kiln dried it. This is permaculture according to paul so I'll let him decide.im proud of my first spoon!
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It's big and ugly  but that's what was asked for.
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That's a great spoon Clay!  To get certified you just have to post your three pictures in the BB thread.  The links are in the chart on the first post of this thread and here's the one for the spoon:  https://permies.com/wiki/99344/pep-wood-woodworking/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-spoon

Notice that you need to post a picture of the wood you're starting with, the spoon under construction and the finished pic.
 
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Mason Bee Habitat!

 
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That's a very pretty bee house!

I made a ton of wild rice for dinner (and leftovers) tonight!
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That platypus made an awesome house for loner bees!

Any reason you chose to have it suspended by string rather than attaching the roof directly to the log?
 
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It's super heavy! Don't have the proper hardware to mount something that heavy and sticky-outy!

Honestly is was a small miracle I made a roof. I have an unreasonable fear of power tools!
 
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I made the seven minute mallet in just under 20 minutes today ha
Then I started a second spoon and cooked a stir fry but I forgot to take pictures of the before.
Mike I was too lazy to make rice so that looks really good to go with this bowl of veggies right now
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Hatchet work on my second spoon
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:It's super heavy! Don't have the proper hardware to mount something that heavy and sticky-outy!

Honestly is was a small miracle I made a roof. I have an unreasonable fear of power tools!



Gotta hate those sticky outy things! It looks great!
 
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I love that rice just grows on the lakes around here.  My buddy and I collected something like 100 lbs of rice last fall.  Processing it from raw rice to finished rice is another matter...
 
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Nicely done, y'all!

That mason bee house looks way more legit than my storebought pvc from crown. I'll be working on that with my son tomorrow.

I'm jealous, too, of y'all's plentiful rice-lakes and green wood to spare. Mine is found sparingly, if at all.

I've been tippity-tapping computer keys all day with PEP, though it doesn't photograph well.

I've got this to share:
 
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That egg is either sliding or floating but its definetly movin! Looks good.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:I love that rice just grows on the lakes around here.  My buddy and I collected something like 100 lbs of rice last fall.  Processing it from raw rice to finished rice is another matter...



Wait what?  That rice is feral?! Now that's cool I thought you meant it was wild rice style ha do you have a thread  on processing  raw rice?
 
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Lee Johnson wrote: green wood to spare. Mine is found sparingly, if at all.



Lee I'm currently renting a place in the city. The green wood I get usually comes from the curb when I go to and from work!
 
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Perry slept in so he wasn't there for cooking eggs in a cast iron skillet:

 
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Clay Bunch wrote:

Mike Haasl wrote:I love that rice just grows on the lakes around here.  My buddy and I collected something like 100 lbs of rice last fall.  Processing it from raw rice to finished rice is another matter...



Wait what?  That rice is feral?! Now that's cool I thought you meant it was wild rice style ha do you have a thread  on processing  raw rice?


Yup, it's actual wild rice from out in the wild.  Reasonably common in northern WI, MI and MN, not to mention a lot of Canada.  I think most "wild" rice you get at the store is actually cultivated strains of what was originally wild rice.  Or real wild rice mixed with other types of rice.

I don't have a thread on processing it.  We're still building our machine(s) and other folks have better set-ups shown on youtube already...
 
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Working out of order today with my little guy:
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Mason bee house
Mason bee house
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Mason bee watering station
 
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Me too Lee!  I've done today and tomorrow's BBs before.  But luckily I found a critter entry hole in my chicken run.  So I patched that up as part of an animal care BB.
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Hmm, I hope that's just a chipmunk hole...
Hmm, I hope that's just a chipmunk hole...
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All good :)
 
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I just got a used coop and two propane tanks for free. Perhaps I need to look at the animal care abs.

I got distracted with a second spoon carving and then I started wiring up a 200w 12v solar set up with a 30 amp controller  before realizing it was a badge in itself... now I've got to take it apart to get all my pictures ha! I really need to look through all the badges.
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Yup, there's a BB for darn near anything you'd need to do on a homestead.  Or at least half of them...
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Yup, there's a BB for darn near anything you'd need to do on a homestead.  Or at least half of them...



Is there one for peeing in a comfrey bed yet? Haha

I need to look through them all and make a list I can look through as things come up!

This is so much fun. Thank you guys for all your hard work on these!
 
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Clay Bunch wrote:

Mike Haasl wrote:Yup, there's a BB for darn near anything you'd need to do on a homestead.  Or at least half of them...



Is there one for peeing in a comfrey bed yet? Haha



Yup

https://permies.com/wiki/113116/pep-greywater-willow-feeders/PEP-BB-greywillow-sand-urine
 
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Not a BB but sure am happy about it, almost done the greenhouse!

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Well I peed in the garden a and submitted a bb for greywater!
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:Not a BB but sure am happy about it, almost done the greenhouse!



What goes in y'all's greenhouse?
 
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Catching up on some BB's! Still need to sew a patch!
 
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It's a new week everyone!  If you're just seeing this, you can start wherever you want.  I'm going to try to make a pizza today...
 
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I did make an ugly bird house out of scrap pallet.
I did not use rot resistant wood so I guess I'll be making another one .
Still happy about making habitat and reusing nails from the pallet.
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:

Catching up on some BB's! Still need to sew a patch!



Ashley are you cleaning the kitchen or reusing dishwater or both?
 
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Nice!  My crappy birdhouse got a resident within 5 days of being up.  My purpose built one is still sitting vacant...

I got a bunch done today.  Made syrup, canned beets and made a pizza.  And applied for three associated BBs!
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Perry and I made pizza!
 
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Clay - I'm doing the dishes by hand! I didn't think to use a basin and reuse the water but I will do that BB as well!
 
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I made some bread with my son this morning.

Not my best loaves, but they're tasty with butter!
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Loaves!
Loaves!
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Slices!
 
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So envious of those lovely looking loaves!  Beautiful!
 
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Made a bit of soup today!  
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Lentil soup - yummy
 
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I'm just leaving work heading to go pick up some chickens. Wish me luck I've been a quail guy up until this point. If it doesn't go well I might have to make some chicken soup.
 
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So apparently I went BB crazy today! I guess it might make up for some I missed!





 
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