Jen Tuuli

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Santa Maria, CA
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Luke Perkins wrote:We're eager for someone to come and join us for a season or more. We are putting in the spring and summer gardens. Two of the does are about to give birth (more goat milk is on the way!). The days are getting longer and the soil is warming up. I'm surprised their isn't a long list of people pounding on the door to work here. But we kind of go under the radar here. Marc and Corinna tend to spend their time with homesteading activities, and have kept a somewhat low profile online.



Hey Luke,
Is this still an available opportunity? I sent Corrina a message, but figured maybe it'd be better to ping you too? It sounds pretty amazing and something that interests me and my partner.

Thanks,
Jen (and Chris)
3 weeks ago
All of Mac's ideas were great. This forum isn't the easiest to navigate at times, and having to dig through information to figure out what's going on takes a lot of time. First post should have all vital info of who's doing what where and maybe a link to a Google Doc/Spreadsheet that has separate tabs for the different Boots and what they need for their projects. Occasionally posting in the emails '[Boots] is doing this project and needs a [tool]. Can you spare [$$] for them?' or something to that effect.

Otherwise, you could always set up a Patreon/subscription-based account for your Boots as a whole and get patrons/subscribers to keep the money coming in from month to month without having to explicitly ask for it. The Boots or whomever would just need to keep their subscribers updated on what they're doing so they can see the progress they're 'paying' for.

Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Jen, that's not silly at all!  The struggle we have is that for PEA it needs to be something that anyone can do in an apartment anywhere in the world.  So I don't even know if we can count on having a window, much less a balcony or sticks.  I'm a bit stuck on it myself because I think almost anyone could find a stick if they needed to.  But the hope is that the structure of PEA allows anyone to do it without leaving their apartment or finding a park to work in.    

But there could be a lot of benefit in practicing building techniques, even if it's just with popsicle skicks.   All the PEP BBs are for actual things or "artifacts" that are generally useful.  But for PEA maybe they don't have to have a practical use except for the skill building experience.  



If we're doing it for skill building instead of purely practical.. I had this conversation with my partner over lunch today and considered that maybe instead of using sticks, if they're not available, the person could make breadsticks. The size of each would be according to whatever size building they're making, easily sawn to the right size with a knife - or if the person wants practice using a small hand saw they could order one and use that on the bread, later giving them a tool to maintain for another BB. If they wanted to do a 'cob' or 'lime plaster' exterior for their bread house, they could cut some herbs from their garden and whip up a dip (hummus, tzatsiki, etc.) to plaster the walls or fill in the gaps of their bread-log cabin. For the roof, bread logs, 'cob' filler, spinach/lettuce leaf barrier, breadcrumbs or maybe a hummus dip for soil, then sesame seeds/chia/whatever to 'plant' on their green roof. And go on from there. :)

I may have been really just craving carbs, or it may be a creative way for people to get a couple different badges (make bread, harvest herbs, build a little house with "green" roof, etc.) and eat it as a snack when they're done. If they have kids, have them help make this like they're doing a gingerbread house.
3 months ago
pea
This may seem silly, but couldn't people do small scale designs with sticks and whatnot to demonstrate concepts if nothing else? I'm thinking like dioramas some of us had to build in grade school for various classes. Could those with parks or wildlands/gardens/whatnot nearby make miniature buildings and get BBs or Bits for that? Could even be an action figure cabin or a 'fairy house' type thing they build in a planter in their apartment/small dwelling. They could still strip the bark off the sticks/twigs/small branches and go through some of the motions of creating wofati/roundwood/cob/etc. homes without it having to be a huge scale endeavor. If nothing else, they could build the model as a test of concept for ideas they may have or to get a greater understanding of the layers these types of buildings generally have and their uses.
3 months ago
pea