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Nicole Alderman wrote:
Have you thought about what color dragon you want and what you want your fairy/elf/figure to look like?



Wow thank you Nicole! I think red plum and flame would work for me. Would you be willing to make a Yukon Cornelious figure from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Robbie, what size head do you have?



Inge, thank you for the support! I look forward to your gift and the love put into it keeping me warm for the cold months. As far as head size goes I want to say 7 1/4 fitted but we'll go with 7 3/8 to be safe for now, which is 23 1/8 inches. I will let you know when I measure to make certain.
 
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Day 89
Rainy day and a perfect time for it to roll in to clean up for the Pep event. It was only a drizzle this morning so I hopped on the tractor to shave off sand in front of the berm shed for easier access. We planned to move the Bad Boy Buggie and electric tractor in there but decided to wait until the rain stopped. It picked up throughout the day so we stayed in the shop and organized.
After lunch I dropped off a truck load of garbage that Coco loaded up the other day to the dump. When I returned I set up lights under the couch balcony. Swapped out the staples for hooks to tighten and lift up. Ran another strand of lights then finished up by organizing and sweeping my way out. Had a few minutes to spare so i put a stick in the ground for a sign that will direct our future guests to the parking lot behind the shop.
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Played with some sand this morning
Played with some sand this morning
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Lighting for note takers!
Lighting for note takers!
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So like this color red for the body



and firey colored wings? I can do that!

I think should be able to make a Yukon Cornelious figure. It'll be a fun challenge! It might take me a few months, as the pants and shirt will probably take a few tries to get right. I also just found out my mom has cancer and will being going through chemo, so I'm using every spare moment right now to madly knit hats.

I'm very excited to make your dragon and Yukon Cornelious. I love a fun, creative challenge!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:So like this color red for the body
and firey colored wings? I can do that!

I think should be able to make a Yukon Cornelious figure. It'll be a fun challenge! It might take me a few months, as the pants and shirt will probably take a few tries to get right. I also just found out my mom has cancer and will being going through chemo, so I'm using every spare moment right now to madly knit hats.

I'm very excited to make your dragon and Yukon Cornelious. I love a fun, creative challenge!



Those colors for the dragon and a Yukon Cornelious figure sound awesome, thank you! Take as much time as you need, no rush.
Sorry to hear about your mom. I can't think of anything more caring than knitting warm cozy hats for your mom with fabric from a known source. Best wishes for a strong recovery.
 
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Day 90
We had a few people show up today for the PEP event. Paul and Jocelyn drove to town to run errands and fill their car with food. Ken arrived earlier in the day so we walked around basecamp, sat and chat for a while at the fisher price house. It was nice to have company and talk about past, present, future, dreams and goals. Paul and Jocelyn got back later in the afternoon, Ken and I were right there to help unload and put things away. Baylee and Leif also showed up today. Paul sat down and let his guests pick his brain a little, which led to great conversation until bedtime.
Looking forward to the tour tomorrow.
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Planted potatoes this morning
Planted potatoes this morning
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stumbled across one already buried
stumbled across one already buried
 
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Day 91
Enjoyed a wonderful tour with a wonderful group today. Paul started off at Basecamp for the first half of the day. After lunch Fred rounded us up in Toots the van and we toured around the Lab. We got back to Basecamp with no plan for dinner and it turned into a wonderful meal. After dinner we all took a walk around the paddock behind the Fisher Price house for some garden talk.
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Paul explaining the solar dehydrator
Paul explaining the solar dehydrator
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Fred talking about a fly trap for the Willow Wanka
Fred talking about a fly trap for the Willow Wanka
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Jocelyn talkin Goat's Beard and Chive Blossoms
Jocelyn talkin Goat's Beard and Chive Blossoms
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Feverfew
Feverfew
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Lady's Mantle
Lady's Mantle
 
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PEP Event Day 2
The workshop seems to be going swell. We've got an awesome group of people who are all for building skills. We're leaning alot and better yet we're leaning with our hands. You can feel it soaking in and with all the documentation going on, you've got that to refresh your memory. Check out some of the BB's from the event.

Overnight Oats PEP BB
Sharpen a Chainsaw PEP BB
Sharpen, Clean and Oil a Shovel PEP BB
Crappy Birdhouse PEP BB
Two Coat Hooks from Branch Crotch PEP BB
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Fred explaining tree felling
Fred explaining tree felling
 
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PEP Event Day 3
Everybody's stoked on the event. The workshop is running smooth with everyone diligently working on their BB's.
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Learned about Miner's Lettuce
Learned about Miner's Lettuce
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Little baby Miner's Lettuce
Little baby Miner's Lettuce
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Learned about Freesia
Learned about Freesia
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Always good food at bootcamp
Always good food at bootcamp
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Insane rotational symmetry on this puff ball
Insane rotational symmetry on this puff ball
 
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PEP Event Day 4
Here's a few BB's I knocked out the past 2 days.
Dry Peg Coat Hooks in Green Wood PEP BB
Three Log Bench PEP BB
Drop 6"-8" Dead Standing Tree with a Bow Saw PEP BB
Foraging. Prep a Dish PEP BB
You'll see others above me in areas that look familiar...
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Nests under a sparrow nest
Nests under a sparrow nest
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Apricot tree
Apricot tree
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Anybody seen one of these before?
Anybody seen one of these before?
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