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!!!! Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamp

 
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Good morning! Oh, thank you for identifying the mushroom, Hans! I think that's pretty neat that it's edible and cooks well with meat!

Day 85

I'm starting the day off by making some peppermint tea.





This is an early morning view inside the Fisher Price House.



I fed the cats this morning and afternoon.



It started to snow today!





We peeled logs this morning.





I think it's kinda pretty with the snow outside.



We did some tool sharpening this afternoon. I sharpened a chainsaw today!



I also sharpened a hatchet!



Here's a look at the snow at Wheaton Labs! We did more log peeling in the afternoon.





 
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Good morning! Today, we're starting with a pretty cold morning!

Day 86







I started the morning with a little knitting.



Josiah and I did some Bermshed work this morning.



We did some shop work inside today, since it was so cold.



I operated the Batch Box in The Shop for an hour.





I started and operated the J-Tube RMH in The Shop for an hour.





I sharpened and oiled a shovel today!





We did some Shop cleanup and various other projects, too.



I did some sweeping and a lot of screw sorting.



Jen worked on building a seed planter, which involved some welding.



Here are some nature pictures I took throughout the day.



 
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Good morning! Here's an early morning view inside the Fisher Price House!

Day 87



I put away a lot of dishes this morning, since we had Taco Tuesday yesterday.





These are a couple pictures from Basecamp today!



We started this morning in The Shop doing some organization and other projects. I started off with a little screw sorting. Josiah and Ryan, a new Boot for this week, worked on the Bermshed outside.



Jen did some awesome work on welding together a seed planter!



Jaqi worked on making a handle, too! And Austin worked on making it so more tools can hang in the Shop.



I sharpened a maul that was kind of dull!



And I built a handle for a hammer!





Here's a video of me testing the handle I built for the hammer by pounding in a nail!



We spent the afternoon felling and limbing trees to be used on the Bermshed.



After Bootcamp, I sewwed a patch onto one of my shirts that had a hole in an armpit.



 
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Good morning!

Day 88

Here's a look outside at some of the snow outside!







Here is a morning view!



We started the morning felling, limbing, and moving dead standing trees to alongside the road to be used for the Bermshed. It was so cold this morning that, even with my insulated gloves on, my fingers started going numb.



This afternoon we planted some things on Fred's plot. I planted some black walnuts.



I thought it was pretty fun to toss bags of leaves onto Fred's hugelkultur berms! We got to add color to the snow!





We also planted some stuff on Jaqi's pkot this afternoon. I planted black walnuts and apricots.







And I saw Gert with her baby kittens!



I made a pillow!



 
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Good morning!

Day 89

Here is a look at the wood splitting station at Basecamp.



We keep some burnables in here, like paper and egg cartons, because we use those in getting fires started.





I spread some black locust and alder seeds on Fred's plot, and then, we went back to Basecamp to do work in The Shop.



Here's a view from Basecamp.



I tried for the dimensional woodworking sign BB, but that won't be complete until I can hang my sign! We don't know for sure where it will be hung yet...





Fred and Jaqi worked on different projects than me. Fred worked on building a Cider Press.



We planted some garlic at Basecamp in the afternoon.





We did some planting at Jaqi's plot, too.





I tried for the Operate a Different Batch Box BB with the Cyclone Heater in the Red Cabin, and it did not burn cleanly enough for the BB.



Here are some cute kittens I hanged a bit with this evening!



I tried to make a woven basket for a BB, and I ended up making a giant bird's nest out of straw instead!





I built a crate!





I built a toolbox!



 
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