Orin Raichart

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Ant Village Post 003

Well I did in fact move out of the Fisher Price House Bunk Room on Sunday...but I didn't take any pictures of washing my sheets and leaving a clean bed there....the loads of junk being carried to my car kept me busy plus unloading it too.

For people who've sent me material support, I'll send more detailed pics and writings...here are some pics for the rest of you.

Orin Raichart wrote:Happy 4th of July USA!

It's a personal Independence Day for me too today!

Now for some information about how life is different in Ant Village vs the Boot Camp.

First of all, in the Boot Camp, you get all the food you need however you or the people around you can cook it!  -Since we have good cooks right now, believe me, that's a good thing!
In the Boot Camp, you have full access to a kitchen, a washer machine, and the shower...full access to the Fisher Price House.

As an Ant you don't get any of that.  ***Edit** Paul says on Taco Tuesday an Ant can wash clothes and take a shower.....and Taco Tuesday isn't necessarily a pot luck event, an empty handed Ant can still help prepare and eat food in the FPH. ****

Yep. Like that.

Fisher Price House is off limits for your basic needs. Gotta make your own shower, grow your own organic food, make your own kitchen and make your own bed (really, both ways).....oh and no tools, you gotta trade labor for tractor time, Judy time (explain that later), and Rex time.

But as an Ant, you don't work from 8am till 12pm and 1pm till 5pm doing what others tell you you need to do. And you don't do 4hrs to 8hrs of nest labor either at the base camp.  Yep! that's means you have all day to work on your on plot!  Where as a Boot only has a day and a half to work on their own projects on an acre they've selected after the first month  -biiiiig difference, I'm telling you, join the people at Ant Village as soon as you've finished the four months!

...but you better work your acre while it's warm because WINTER IS COMING...

Now all the other Boots are going to try to talk you out of moving to Ant Village after four months...something about Deep Roots and some other things which I recommend you don't listen to.....you see, Ant Village is for those who can work because winter is coming and not so much for those who just dream about all the work they could do if they really did.

Yep, so come to the Permies Boot Camp, earn your acre for a year, and get on with it!   And you can drop by to say "hi" over On Narrow Pond (that'd be my acre). And you can got to the Fisher Price House to tell the Boots how happy you are doing your own work every Tuesday night for Taco Tuesday!



oh yes, you will feel sad to leave the other Boots, surprised me how much I'd gotten used to those nice people in daily life...

but look out!, they will definitely try to get you to stay longer in the Permies Boot Camp if they catch you feeling sad because you'll miss them....don't worry, you can visit them on Taco Tuesday...you'll have a lot to do on your acre!

Anyways, tomorrow I'll post a bit more on my move out of the Bunk Room to On Narrow Pond.





sounds like you're headed in the right direction:  coil or radiator with cold water cycling through it inside your central air. Since you'd condense a great deal of water, I'd make a summer by-pass for your central air, tilt the condenser radiator/coil in the by pass to collect the water into a pipe with a low pressure check valve to drain it away into a planter or some other use.

of course you need to build a test model first and see at what CFM you get the best dehumidification

For those with out a pond, they could find out how deep in the earth they need to go to hit 50F and go another ten feet deeper...this way, they now have a heat sink bigger than your pond.
5 days ago
Hello Tom,

Of course you can put in a rocket mass heater in a earthbag home.

Here's somethings you might care about:
-insulate the bottom of the rocket stove from the floor (some do this by using two layers of three hole bricks underneath the firebrick...not the best insulation but eco-friendly and passes air from the room through the bottom);
-insulate the mass around the flue from any outside wall (doing this in an eco friendly way takes some creativity like papercrete);
-papercrete on the wall around the barrel isn't such a great idea unless you've tested your paper create up to 1000F;
-no to the incline unless you decide to go with a stratification chamber and an exit flue a half inch from the barrel.

those are my thoughts!

good luck!
5 days ago
Happy 4th of July USA!

It's a personal Independence Day for me too today!

Now for some information about how life is different in Ant Village vs the Boot Camp.

First of all, in the Boot Camp, you get all the food you need however you or the people around you can cook it!  -Since we have good cooks right now, believe me, that's a good thing!
In the Boot Camp, you have full access to a kitchen, a washer machine, and the shower...full access to the Fisher Price House.

As an Ant you don't get any of that.

Yep. Like that.

Fisher Price House is off limits for your basic needs. Gotta make your own shower, grow your own organic food, make your own kitchen and make your own bed (really, both ways).....oh and no tools, you gotta trade labor for tractor time, Judy time (explain that later), and Rex time.

But as an Ant, you don't work from 8am till 12pm and 1pm till 5pm doing what others tell you you need to do. And you don't do 4hrs to 8hrs of nest labor either at the base camp.  Yep! that's means you have all day to work on your on plot!  Where as a Boot only has a day and a half to work on their own projects on an acre they've selected after the first month  -biiiiig difference, I'm telling you, join the people at Ant Village as soon as you've finished the four months!

...but you better work your acre while it's warm because WINTER IS COMING...

Now all the other Boots are going to try to talk you out of moving to Ant Village after four months...something about Deep Roots and some other things which I recommend you don't listen to.....you see, Ant Village is for those who can work because winter is coming and not so much for those who just dream about all the work they could do if they really did.

Yep, so come to the Permies Boot Camp, earn your acre for a year, and get on with it!   And you can drop by to say "hi" over On Narrow Pond (that'd be my acre). And you can got to the Fisher Price House to tell the Boots how happy you are doing your own work every Tuesday night for Taco Tuesday!



oh yes, you will feel sad to leave the other Boots, surprised me how much I'd gotten used to those nice people in daily life...

but look out!, they will definitely try to get you to stay longer in the Permies Boot Camp if they catch you feeling sad because you'll miss them....don't worry, you can visit them on Taco Tuesday...you'll have a lot to do on your acre!

Anyways, tomorrow I'll post a bit more on my move out of the Bunk Room to On Narrow Pond.





Consecutive Day 120

Hello Ant Village, Good bye Boot Camp!  Thank you Paul Wheaton, Fred, Jennifer, Josiah, and Clayton for your active engagement up on Wheaton Labs.

This will be my last post on this thread; you can find me posting pictures here On Narrow Pond  from now on.

Consecutive Day 119

The Well.  Remember the Well?  ah yes, better know as the Mouth Down into Hell; drop anything into its depths and your life will descend into misery and despair.
Keep the Mouth Into Hell closed; don't be tempted. You've been warned.

...even if you recover, you'll be flushing your cistern.




 
Consecutive Day 118

Yesterday we did some chop and drop...beautiful summer day!
Consecutive Day 117

The last two days have been rainy  -sweeeet for the plants!  

Yesterday we took a look at how our road work held up to heavy rain and started making gates for the three human gates.
Consecutive Day 116

Yesterday, Scott and Clayton put the last vertical junk pole into Allerton Abbey's Junk Pole Fence!

Here's what it looks like now: