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BRK Day 68

Rainy day yesterday so we gave the library a remake....periodical boxing, shelf tear down, then out came the chainsaws.
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remake discussion
remake discussion
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followed by floor marking
followed by floor marking
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a little maintenance before cutting
a little maintenance before cutting
 
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Lookit that doofus - can't even button a shirt right.  :)
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Lookit that doofus - can't even button a shirt right.  


haha...around home anything goes

We've taken to checking each other before going to town...nothing wrong side out, buttons lined up, etc.
 
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BRK Day 69

Jennifer, Fred, and Scott made the smaller east desk while Josiah, Clayton, and me worked on the large community desk. Johnathan helped both teams and did more chop and drop care for the berms.


@Paul and Judith  -didn't even notice the wardrobe....if someone takes a picture from the rear of me, there'll be a large hole in my left thigh pant -I don't care cause all the protection is needed up front  -if it works, button it any way you want!

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the beginning
the beginning
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one end appears
one end appears
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both ends materialize
both ends materialize
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...and a great simle from Johnathan
...and a great simle from Johnathan
 
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BRK Day 70

Rain yesterday and rain today....nice for all those seeds we've been putting in the ground!

A little hugel and a little junk pole fence building at Alterton Abbey followed by seeding on Fred's Deep Roots Plot


Didja see what Pearl sent me yesterday!  These types of gifts mean a great deal to the Boots here as both morale boosters and gives us the ability to create things on our chosen acres after 30 days!

If you want to contribute to my efforts On Narrow Pond, take a look at the tools I need here or send funds to get them via pay pal to orin.noch at gmail

...for those who do send support, I provide videos and pictures not available to the general public.
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added height to these
added height to these
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started hugel beds here
started hugel beds here
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ground patrol on Freds berms
ground patrol on Freds berms
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so many stone and metal working tools the picture frame cant hold them all!
so many stone and metal working tools the picture frame cant hold them all!
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Thank you Pearl!
Thank you Pearl!
 
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BRK Day 71

Yesterday was raining so I did a little info tech. Paul wants to replace the old camera system so we can view the camera output in the kitchen. So I found four old android phones, found and tested some software, and now we're ready to reuse the old smart phones as security cameras.

I wanted to use vlc but the android version won't send a stream, it will only receive a media stream  - I went with IP Webcam, Wireless Sync, and a local server for the initial test using my phone  -worked great on android pie!


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tooled up and ready to test
tooled up and ready to test
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a person can view the cameras output with nothing but a web browser -nice!
a person can view the cameras output with nothing but a web browser -nice!
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...and here is a method to move the cameras files to a networked hard drive
...and here is a method to move the cameras files to a networked hard drive
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a little samba for R and R
a little samba for R and R
 
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BRK Day 72

Did a little nest labor yesterday before setting out On Narrow Pond....

...Did I mention that people who've sent me material support get pictures and videos of my activities there?  Thanks William, Greg, Kerry, and Pearl!

If you're interested in seeing my designs come to life On Narrow Pond, you can do pay pal to orin.noch at gmail, librepay (kinda like patreon but all comes to me instead of a cut going to patreon), or send something on this list here.

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the library before...
the library before...
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library after...
library after...
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to the compost barrel!
to the compost barrel!
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then to top off the Willow Banks sawdust bucket and to shake the bin to make room for more.
then to top off the Willow Banks sawdust bucket and to shake the bin to make room for more.
 
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BRK Day 73

Good day yesterday On Narrow Pond!  I had two people helping so  I made a great deal of progress  -thanks goes to my material supporters: William, Greg, Kerry, and Pearl!  

William is a great source of information on plants here in Montana too! He's already given me a heads up on many issues with regards to ground temperature, rodent behavior and which cotyledons tend to show first.

Kerry just sent me a BRK reward last night  -thanks Kerry!

Alll of my supporters get private videos and pictures of the development On Narrow Pond......here's some nice not yet posted pics for the rest of you from the past
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a set of not yet posted pictures from the north east side of the Abbey's fence
a set of not yet posted pictures from the north east side of the Abbey's fence
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pictures I saved
pictures I saved
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for the general public on Sunday
for the general public on Sunday
 
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BRK Day 74

With so many in the Boot Camp, we are getting many tasks done: Scott on the tractor bringing dirt to Josiah on the excavator; Steve and I alternate between some pathways building on hugel beds and helping Johnathan build fence; Clayton sent on a rescue mission; Jennifer on a vehicle repair mission; and Fred doing all the things Fred does!  A very different story than March and mid-April!!!  We are nearing completion on the Alterton Abbey west side hugel beds and have laid out the Alterton Abbey south side hugel.

I got a chance to use the sprayer Kerry sent us; funny to put compost tea in a tool most identify as a poison tool!  -the plants will love the compost I sprayed on them in very fragile disturbed dirt; the dirt will start to become good soil!

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QA Department checking out the first layer of Alterton Abbeys south side hugel bed
QA Department checking out the first layer of Alterton Abbeys south side hugel bed
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remember all those asparagus roots I planted? Three decided to show up at Alterton Abbey first!
remember all those asparagus roots I planted? Three decided to show up at Alterton Abbey first!
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the third one was impossible to see in the photo so you can only see the second one
the third one was impossible to see in the photo so you can only see the second one
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nice tool when you put compost tea in it!
nice tool when you put compost tea in it!
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progress of Alterton Abbeys NortheastFence progress
progress of Alterton Abbeys NortheastFence progress
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one of the new west hugels paths
one of the new west hugels paths
 
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BRK Day 75

We did an awesome thing yesterday! We managed to mulch the new west side Alterton Abbey hugel kulture beds just before one inch of forecasted rain....that is perfect timing with nature which isn't an easy task to pull off!



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Rex delivers
Rex delivers
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caught the moment it hit the ground
caught the moment it hit the ground
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happy camper!
happy camper!
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found on the rear paddock hugel beds by the Fisher Price House
found on the rear paddock hugel beds by the Fisher Price House
 
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