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Jennifer Richardson wrote:Inge, we hypothesize that an earthen floor over concrete might work all right, so long as the floor doesn’t get damp (like in a basement). But I don’t know how your landlord would react if you have a rented apartment!


Thank you Jen. Then probably it isn't such a good idea. This floor often is a little damp. There's a space under it of about 1 meter high and sometimes there's some water in there (the highest I've seen was about 2 cm/an inch deep). So anyway first that floor has to be isolated with waterproof materials on the underside (TonZon foil). That would be something for the 'landlord' ( housing corporation). I'll ask them
 
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Jeremy, we got a fair amount of snow last night, and it is supposed to be in the teens tonight. Brrr! But the Abbey has been staying quite cozy so far.

Inge, good luck! It would be a very interesting experiment to hear about!
 
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We are working on dropping trees for the berm shed at base camp and turning them into nice, peeled logs of proper size. I got to fell my first tree of significant size last week!

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Bella getting ready to help peel the tree I dropped
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Dave also helping to peel my tree
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We got some lovely snow last night
 
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Nice job on the felling of the tree, and getting snow.

Here in Maine we have the opposite effect, the trees are in autumn color now, but so, so many are still wearing green leaves. Never in my life have I ever seen the trees still having so many green leaves this late in the fall.
 
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Thanks, Travis! I am not at all used to having seasons like this, so seeing the trees begin to turn and drop their leaves so suddenly has been very dramatic! I hope your local climate disruptions are not proving too problematic. We have had trouble with our fruit trees back home due to warming winters.
 
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There are kittens at base camp! (!!!)

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We spent today planting trees and bulbs on Fred’s plot. Mostly fruit trees, but I also got to plant some gorgeous acorns.

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Cool cup fungi on Fred’s berm
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Is it just my eyes or does that cat look real big


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