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Worked on the patio this afternoon. It’s progressing nicely, although it will look more impressive once we clean the sand off!
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Everyone working on the patio this afternoon
Everyone working on the patio this afternoon
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Progress!
Progress!
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Lentil sprouts for salads
Lentil sprouts for salads
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Wasp chilling on Jocelyn’s succulent
Wasp chilling on Jocelyn’s succulent
 
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+1 w/Travis. Great that the building is getting some attention. May I suggest three or four thermometers with big visible readouts that you can see from a central point and a little notebook and pencil? <g> Acquiring an IR thermometer one way or another might also pay off because it would let you read (and record) all the wall, ceiling and floor temps very quickly and easily. Maybe Travis can suggest a way to source a wind gauge? One that reads from _inside_ would, of course be nice. But there's small hand held ones that work quite well - just you have to put your body out there to get the reading...


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Loving these!!<3&you ofc<3
 
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Thanks, Taylor! <3
 
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Very excited to see how things go this winter with AA Jen!  It's looking so beautiful.
 
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Me, too, Greg! I am so excited by how beautifully it is coming along. I am grateful for all the hard work and care everyone has been putting in.
 
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Might a cellphone be able to monitor wind? if mine weren't broken I would look for an app for "weather station" or something.  They're able to do lots of things you might not expect a phone to be able to do.  (Except make phone calls, apparently.)
 
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Thanks for taking us along... very exciting!   And the 'oregon grape' photo is stunning, IMO : )   (The others are great also.... especially love the flowers and the varieties of  'fauna' : )
 
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Thank you, Nancy! I have enjoyed keeping an eye out for all the little critters.
 
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More work at the Abbey this morning. I am really enjoying camping on the Lab and hanging out with Cloud.

(Day 4)
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New bee house at the Abbey
New bee house at the Abbey
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Cloud, Jeremy&rsquo;s cat
Cloud, Jeremy’s cat
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Cloud is a giant ham
Cloud is a giant ham
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Earthworm in the horse manure I was sorting for plaster
Earthworm in the horse manure I was sorting for plaster
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