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Paul continues his call with Mark and Katie on the subject of building rules and regulations on his land, this time hopefully staying on topic…

First order of business is to come up with a word or term for “I have a list of two thousand things I’m going to get done on day one.  It’s now four months later and I’ve ticked off 9 of them”, in part to explain more concisely why Paul and co. haven’t done this one thing that the speaker has on their list of things to do day one and only takes about an hour.  (Editor’s vote goes to “feature creep”)

Regarding getting the boots to help with a task, it’ll depend on the task – trying to pay them for a day’s work on a Saturday won’t get you far unless you can line their hands with silver, but if you need help from a group of them to build a wofati or mix cob for an hour, chances are they’ll be happy to help.  If there were more boots around, then you’d be more likely to find one willing to sell their Saturday, but as it is, the only one that might be willing is Fred, seeing as he’s retired from bootcamp.

Now, onto actual building regulations – if you have an indoor willow feeder system, store your own cans.  If there’s only one or two people going to be using it regularly, you can get away with far fewer than Paul has, seeing as you won’t have to deal with up to 50 or so people using it during events.  Capacity for three cans should be enough for a private building.  Paul would rather not do humanure due to concerns about having poop exposed to rainwater and potentially washing out.  If the system is sufficiently immunized from rainwater, then it won’t be much different from a willow feeder anyway.

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