Opalyn Rose

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Note: You found me    This is a page I am developing as a way to show an Otis my PEP Badges and Badge Bits.  It is a work in progress!  This is not how I track my BB for certification.  I am experimenting with Ash's BB Tracking on Trello/Workflowy and an Excel Spreadsheet.  

BB and Sand Badges Earned
     

I've Earned at Least One BB in These Aspects
 

No BBs yet in Natural Building

Animal Care
Sand - Complete 5 BB from Joel's List to Earn this Badge
  Make a Bee/Insect Watering Station
  Training Animals for Goodies
  Daily Food/Water/Safety Check for 4-Legged Livestock
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Breed a Rabbit resulting in at least 3 Kits (4 points)

Commerce
Sand - Complete 4 BB to Earn this Badge
required:   develop a possible residual income stream that brings in at least $5 per year
required:   perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $50
  Sell Goods I Made (Snowmen from Forest Waste)
  Get Paid for an On-Homestead Service (Cottage Industry)

Community
Sand - Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge - 1 Required BB and 2 from Thorn List
  Brand a Physical Location
  Thorn List - Create or Update a Map
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Brand a Piece of Equipment (1 point)

Dimensional Lumber Woodworking
Sand - Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge - 1 Required BB and 2 from Swanson List
  Wood-Burned Sign (required BB)

Earthworks
Sand - Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge
  Three Scoops with an Excavator

Electricity
Sand - Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge
  Install a Permanent Light Fixture 110v ac (1/2 point)
  Install a Light Switch (1/2 point)
  Label the Breakers on an Electrical Panel (1/2 point)
pending   Replace a Bathroom Fan Switch with a Timer (1/2 point)

Food Prep and Preservation
Sand - Complete 13 BB to Earn this Badge
  Cook Rice  - stovetop
  Cook Rice  - rice cooker, crock pot or instapot
  Cook Rice  - solar oven
  Cook Rice  - haybox cooker and rocket stove
  Make Soup
pending   Make a Stir Fry

Foraging
Sand - Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge
  Harvest, Dry, and Store 1# Mint (1/2 point)

Gardening
Sand - Completed 3 Required BB - Received Badge 11/02/20
  Chop and Drop (50 square feet)
  Build a Hügelkultur
  Ruth Stout Composting

Greywater and Willow Feeders
Sand - Complete 7 BB to Earn this Badge
  Give Urine to Growies
  Use Water from a Dishpan
  Use a Bucket of Water from a Shower

Homesteading
Sand - Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge - 1 Required, 4 from the Little List, and 3 from the Big List
  Little List - Repair a Window Screen
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Setup a Security Camera System (from a Kit) (2 points)

Metalworking
Sand - Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge
  Build a Kindling Cracker (4.5 points)

Natural Building
Sand - Complete 3 BB from the Lloyd List
Straw - Complete the other 3 BB from the Lloyd List, 3 required BB, and 2 BB from the Donkey's List
planned: Donkey's List - Build a Solar Finder and Permanaently Mark True Solar South

Natural Medicine
Sand - Complete 7 BB from 2 required categories and 7 more category options
  Required - Create a Natural Medicine Journal
  Required - Harvest, Dry, and Store Lemon Balm
  Bonus - Harvest, Dry, and Store Peppermint
  Water Infusion - Brew a Peppermint Infusion (Tea) from Fresh or Dry Materials
  Salve - Prepare a Salve Starting with Peppermint Leaves
option:   Vinegar Infusion - Elderberry
option:   Oil Infusion - Arnica Blossom
option:   Tincture - Oregon Grape or Oregano Leaf
option:   Poultice - Comfrey Leaf
option:   Syrup - Elderberry or Rosehip

Nest
Sand Complete 14 BB to Earn this Badge - 12 completed
required: Wash Laundry by Hand
  Wash Dishes Without a Dishwasher
  Clean a Bathroom
  Clean a Kitchen
  Jeeves List - Install a Permanent Clothes Line
  Jeeves List - Sweep Floor
  Jeeves List - Make Rags From Old Clothes
  Jeeves List - Set up a Burnables Collection System
  Jeeves List - Oil Wooden Kitchen Utensils
  Jeeves List - Clean an Area Rug
  Jeeves List - Grease Hinges
required:   Jeeves List -
  Alice List - Deep Clean the Interior of a Freezer
  Alice List - Deep Clean the Exterior of a Stove

Oddball
Sand - Completed 5 Points to Earn this Badge - Received Badge 11/02/20
  Ply-Split Braiding (4.5 points)
  Build a Bookshelf (1 point)

Plumbing and Hot Water
Sand - Complete 1 BB from the Big List and 6 BB from the Tiny List to Earn this Badge
  Big List - Replace a Faucet
  Tiny List - Install an Instant Bidet
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Install a Valve in an Existing Pipe (1 point)

Rocket
Sand - Complete 11 BB to Earn this Badge
  Start and Operate a J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start and Operate a Different J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start a Rocket Cooktop and Cook Something
  Use a Rocket J-Tube Stove to Boil a Gallon of Water
  Do the Annual Ash Cleanout of a Rocket Mass Heater
  Spread Some Ash on a Garden Spot (just a dusting)
required:   Build a Dakota Stove and Cook Some Food
required:   Start and Operate a Batch Box Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
required:   Start and Operate a Different Batch Box Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
required:   Start a Rocket Oven and Bake Something
required:   Start a Rocket Hot Water Heater and Get the Water Temperature Above 140

Round Wood Woodworking
Sand - Complete 7 BB to Earn this Badge
  Club-Style Mallet (hand tools only)
  Compound Mallet (hand tools only)
  Two (Three) Coat Hooks (hand tools only)

Textiles
Sand - Completed 7 BB to Earn this Badge (only 6 required) - Received Badge 11/01/20
  Mend a Hole - Quick Darning
  Crochet a Dishcloth
  Sew a Patch
  Make a Small Pillow
  Weave a Basket
  Knit a Hotpad
  Make Twine (Cordage from Yucca plant)

Straw
Seven BBs Required:
  Start a Button Jar (harvest buttons from old shirts)
  Sew On a Button
  Create a Textile Toolbox
  Harvest Fabric Scraps for Future Sewing Projects
  Make a Small Loom Capable of Weaving a Belt
  Mend a Small Hole or Tear Invisibly
  pending   Sewing Machine Maintenance
Plus 31 Points including minimums in six of the 11 categories:
  Felt: Needle Felt a Figure (2 points)
  Repair: Remove Lint and Pills from Clothing (0.5 point)
Pending   Repair: Add an Invisible Patch to Repair Clothing (0.5 point)
Pending   Sew: Sew a Skirt
  Spin: Prepare at least 250 grams of wool (3 points)
  Spin: Spin a Plied Yarn (250 grams and 200 yards minimum) (3 points)
Pending   Stickwork (knit or crochet): Knit Socks
  Upholstery:
Planned   Wax or Oil Cloth: Make Three Wax Clothes
  Weave: Weave a Camera Strap (2.5 Points)
  Weave:
  Dye: (no minimum points requirement)
  Leatherwork & Fur: (no minimum points requirement)
  Shoes: (no minimum points requirement)

Tool Care
Sand - Complete 6 BB and 2 Points in Bicycle Maintnance to Earn this Badge
  Clean the Shop
  Sharpen a Knife  
Straw
  Sharpen Three Knives

Woodland Care
Sand - Complete 10 BB to Earn this Badge
  Drop 6” to 8” Live Tree with a Hand Saw
  Drop 6" to 8" Live Tree with a Chainsaw
  Drop 6" to 8" Dead Standing Tree with a Chainsaw
  Limb 4 Trees
Straw
  Put up One Cord of Firewood
Wood
  Put up Three Cords of Firewood



All about SkIP, PEP, Badges, BBs and More! | 22 PEP Badges
How long each PEP Level and Badge Level should take to accomplish

Nicole's Post - Badge Artwork
13 hours ago
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It works!  I just submitted an electricity BB and I have a yellow button with "BB submission pending approval"

Thanks for keeping us updated and fixing the bugs.
Here is my submission for the Electricity - Sand - Replace Fan Switch with Timer BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  - a before picture with bathroom fan switch and the timer you will install
  - a picture during the install
  - a pic of the completed install

Note: the grey timer coverplate was not installed due to thickness of matching wooden coverplate and relative shortness of the screw to hold grey coverplate in place.  I decided to keep the matching coverplate.
17 hours ago
I'm downloading my new access to the podcasts and love listening!  I'm having a hard time finding podcast 216.

The folder "wheaton-permaculture-201-240" contained 39 audio files instead of 40 and I looked on the Rich Soil Podcast website and didn't find it there either.  It is around the time of the Art Ludwig Interviews
Could you help me locate a copy?
1 day ago
I'm going to document how I submit a BB for certification as NONE of my recent submissions have had the "BB Pending Approval" note on them after I submit "for certification."

From the BB Page, I hit Post Reply.  Today I submitted Grease Hinges as an example.


Add text (copy and paste requirements and my intro)


Add Photos after I edit them in Gimp (an opensource photo editing software)

review/preview

Click "Submit for BB Certification"


Review finished post (sometimes I need to edit, but not today) It lacks the "Pending Approval Tag"



I'm wondering if the "Pending Approval" tag is missing because of this Stir Fry Post that is still tagged as "Incomplete"
Here is my submission for the Nest - Sand - Grease Hinges BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  - the door hinges before
  - an action shot of you greasing the door hinges
  - the greased door hinges
  - state or show the lubricant you used

I greased hinges on the furnace room door and in my bathroom with White Lithium Grease by Blaster.  I plan to grease the hinges on all the doors (interior, exterior, and cabinet) in the house this week as they have not been greased in over a decade.
My process is/was to wipe any dust off the hinge, add a quick spritz or two to each hinge, open and close the door several times, and wipe off any excess.
6 days ago
Here is my submission for the Textiles - Straw - Sewing Machine Maintenance BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
– the manual of your sewing machine (I have the manual)
– the sewing machine before cleaning, showing the parts with lint/fluff
– the sewing machine after cleaning
– how you oil the parts needing oil, show the bottle of oil in the photo
– if applicable: how you grease the parts that need greasing - no greasing required

I used an air compressor to blow out the machine after I removed several covers.  I also used a brush to clean the tension mechanism then oiled the machine before putting the covers back on.
1 week ago
Here is my submission for the Textiles - Straw - Add an Invisible Patch to Repair Clothing BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following images and video:
- the damaged material
- the material(s) and tool(s) you used
- how you did the mending
- the same piece after mending laid flat or being worn

The video is partially narrated so here is some more info.  
The first picture is of a shirt that will be used for the repair and a pair of jeans with a pair of scissors in the hole to be repaired.
The second photo is of the same pair of jeans with the patch inside and zig-zag stitches - not very invisible - but functional and temporary.
Photo three: back to the sewing machine and lots of straight stitches to machine darn the repair.
Then to the video showing the removal of the surrounding zigzag stitches and extra patch material from the inside of the pant leg.
Then the outside of the pant leg showing the finished and invisible repair.

1 week ago
Here is my submission for the Textiles - Straw - Weave a Strap BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- the loom and materials you're starting with
- the weaving in progress
- the finished strap - at least 54" off the loom, hemmed with hardware attached preferably with a ruler or tape measure visible

The Colors I Selected:


My Inkle Loom


Warping and Weaving:



The First Few Inches:


And More:


The Warp Advancing Around the Loom:


Fininshed Weaving:


Attaching the Hardware - used my Singer Sewing Machine:


Finished Strap - with Hardware Attached - Measuring 3 x 20" = 60"


Links to my blog with more about my Inkle Project:
Getting Started with My Inkle Loom
Weaving and More on My Inkle Loom
1 week ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Textiles.

Demonstrate how to add a patch to worn or torn fabric so that it is invisible from the right side.


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - patch an item of clothing (jeans or a shirt for example)
 - patch is on the "wrong-side" of the fabric
 - patch is invisible from the right-side

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - the damaged material
 - the material(s) and tool(s) you used
 - how you did the mending
 - the same piece after mending laid flat or being worn
1 week ago