I arrived at Basecamp in the middle of the night last night! Cass and Taylor picked me up! It was gorgeous seeing all the stars in the sky! I had never seen so many stars in the sky before! This was my wake up this morning for my first day at The Project! I was greeted by Whorfie!!! :)
Some pictures from this morning:
I can’t wait to begin working and learning and helping out with everything at Basecamp and Wheaton Labs!!!
Here are some pictures from around Basecamp!
Here are some pictures of Allerton Abbey!
And here are some of the things I worked on at Allerton Abbey! I limewashed a wall, cleaned wood and taped it, and even got to do cobbing! I cobbed a side of a doorway! Jaqi and English Fred taught me about limewashing and cobbing!
Pick up and hold Warf as you pet him for some drooling fun! The day isn't complete until a cat has drooled on you due to uncontrollable affection! 8D
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
Location: Missoula, MT US Hardy:5a Annual Precipitation: 15" Wind:4.2mph Temperature:18-87F
Good morning! I just pooped! I made a deposit at Willow Bank, then got greeted by Wharfie!!!
Here are some pictures of the Willow Bank!
Today, we started with cleanup of some of the plots. I took a few pictures of around the plots. The first three pictures are of the Bear Den.
We spent the majority of my time at Allerton Abbey! We whitewashed the walls, and after the walls were whitewashed, I moved the boards on the facade up by unscrewing them, making a new channel hole, and then drilling them back in at a higher up spot. I forgot to take before pictures, but you can kinda see how much lower they were with the final pictures of the boards I haven't moved into proper place.
We also planted some garlic around the berms at Basecamp during the middle of the day!
Good morning! I made vegan banana rice pudding last night and cooked it overnight in the slow cooker for breakfast for everyone! We had a bunch of bananas that were going very ripe, so I decided to put them to use! I walked around a corner of the Fisher Price House!
Note: I post videos in the morning, and then, I edit my posts later in the day after all the things have done!
Here is a picture of how the walls of Allerton Abbey are looking:
I finished moving the facade boards up into place, so that they come into contact with the upper board.
English Fred was able to take some pictures of me working on the facade. After I had screwed the upper board into all the facade boards, I then moved the final board at the top end of the facade into contact with the upper board.
This is the upper portion of the facade I was working on. I forgot to take the after photo. I think this is like a halfway progress picture.
Then, I was working on screwing on the boards for the top facade of Allerton Abbey.
I also cleaned up some of the wood on Allerton Abbey!
Good morning! This is a video describing the area around The Shop.
Here’s a video of me working on one of the windows in Allerton Abbey. I applied a clay slip to the wood around the window, that way the cobb will stick. Then, I added the cobb finish plaster. In this video, I am smoothing our the cobb finish plaster I had added. You can’t see too well in the video, because the sunlight is so bright.
we spent about an hour this morning planting garlic and walking onions!
I worked with original Fred at Allerton Abbey to install the top top vertical segment of the chimney to the rocket stovetop cooker.
Good morning! This is a soundscape video I took this morning outside the Fisher Price House.
We organized some wood in The Shop as part of the cleanup work we were doing.
We did a lot of sweeping in The Shop as part of the cleanup we were doing.
We planted some buckwheat and rhubarb seeds anywhere and everywhere we could!
And here is a view of an area above the Fisher Price House.
Here are some pictures from the day today. We worked on Allterton Abbey, some Shop cleanup, and some seed planting. I was unable to really take pictures while working at Allerton Abbey, because my phone would have gotten covered with cobb and clay, which generally makes electronics sad. I stuffed a window with wool for insulation, and then, I applied clay slip and cobb to the window.
Wharfie was napping ontop of the haybox cooker to shelter from the rain we were getting today!
Some shop cleanup pictures! Coco, Zach, and I were cleaning up the shop this afternoon!
And a cool flowchart I saw in The Shop that describes how to identify Earth materials in a bucket:
Good morning! I hanged out some more with Wharfie this morning! I think it's starting to be a habit that Wharfie chases me down each morning!
I went on another hike above the Fisher Price House today!
These are some flowers, berries, and grains I saw on my hike!
Jeremy, Austin, Jen, English Fred, and I went out shooting a little bit. I learned how to shoot a gun, and I thought that was pretty cool!
I started a fermented pancake batter a couple days ago, and I'll be using it to make pancakes tomorrow morning. I stirred the pancake batter some more today. The recipe I made is a spin-off of the recipe for pancakes in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. I'm enjoying the challenge of trying to cook for people with different dietary preferences! It's a fun challenge! I made it vegan by replacing the eggs with tapioca starch, the butter with coconut oil, and replacing the buttermilk with water and applecider vinegar. Then, to account for people avoiding wheat, I used oat flour instead of white flour. Also, I just couldn't help deviating a bit more from the recipe, I am fermenting the dough for about 48 hours, instead of the 24 hours.