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Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamp

 
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Good morning! Hello Inge! Yes, we do have that plant growing on the hugelkultur berms right across from the Library at Basecamp! I didn't know that was one of its uses. Over here, I have heard it referred to as "Ice Plant," and its numerous flowers typically attract a lot of pollinators here.

Day 101

This is a look at the books in the Library at Basecamp.



These are some of the plants growing indoors in the Fisher Price House.





I might have to resort to just uploading short 5-10 second clips, because it's starting to take more and more bad blurry photos to get the decent photos that I think are not as blurry. I might need to try some extensive cleaning on my phone to see if that helps.

We started the day in two groups. Fred, Jen, Bella, Jaqi, and I went out to the woods to get logs for fence posts, retaining wall parts, Bermshed stuff, and junkpoles. Jen and I split off to go haul logs off the mountains that we had not taken down yet, and Fred, Bella, and Jaqi were out felling trees. Josiah and Austin worked on the Bermshed this morning!







It was a rather misty morning, and I enjoyed how nice it looked!



When Jen and I went to go meet up with teh rest of our party, we saw a rather majestic view of Montana mountains!





I really love the autumn colors, the mist, and all of the mountains!



And I think it's even more wonderful to have the sunlight cracking through the clouds, shining down into the valley!



This is Jaqi felling a tree!





I saw some wonderful moss and lichens on one of the trees that was felled today!



And I think that this iridescent red insect is gorgeous!



I really enjoyed the view where we were out working!





I saw Gert with her kittens this afternoon as we walked up to have lunch!



I also liked the view from Basecamp this afternoon, too!



A lot of stuff happened this afternoon that we needed to take care at the Lab that required the utmost urgency this afternoon. It was kind of a hectic scramble.



It was pretty busy! Here's a quick clip I took of the view where we were working hard to get things sorted out and fixed ASAP!



Even with the crazy that we mostly fixed this afternoon (and late into the evening, there was still a rainbow, which I thought was lovely to see!

 
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Good morning!

Day 102

This is a view of what it typically looks like this early in the morning in Montana at this time of the year.



I did some knitting last night, right before going to bed.





We started this morning wrapping up the work that we mostly finished late last night at the Lab.



It was quite misty this morning, which I thought was pretty!





The rolling and rising mist brings a little joy to life for me.





I saw Gert and her kittens this afternoon, and I think it's adorable how they cuddle together!



I planted a lot of acorns on Fred's Plot this afternoon!



These are some pictures from my acorn planting! I walked around with a shovel, listening to some of the podcasts that I like, and dropped acorns into the holes.





I saw a lot of mushrooms that I thought were pretty neat! I like this mushroom's color and flat-ish shape!



This one looks interesting to me, because it has little bumps on it and a nice pretty curvy bend to it!



This mushroom has nice shades of brown that I like and a pretty round bell shape!



I like this mushroom's shades of white and beige and its curvy circular umbrella-esque look to it!



I like this mushroom's squished sphere shape and oranges and whites!



These are a few more mushrooms that I saw that I thought looked pretty sweet!







And I saw some interesting looking tree sap!

 
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Good morning!

Day 103

Here is another look at the inside of the bunk room of the Fisher Price House at Basecamp.





Here is a look at a bit of the shelving space up top.



We planted seeds on Fred's plot and spread leaf mulch!



I planted acorns on Fred's plot!



I saw some neat things while planting on Fred's plot!





I also made some deep leaf mulch beds on Fred;s plot!





I planted some Quince seeds on Basecamp at Plum Plateau!





Gert, her kittens, and Ferd were out this afternoon, and I hanged out with them some!





Since we had a half-day today, I went on a hike!



 
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Hi Dave!
The brightly colored lichen you found on 11/13 is called Wolf's Bane, bane meaning that it is poisonous, I think it's gorgeous.
Your scarf is looking cozy!
 
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Good afternoon! Thank you, Jaqi!

Day 104

I did some hiking today and hanged out with the kittens!



These are some of the misty and foggy views I saw today at Basecamp.







This is a view of the mountains that I like!



And here is Like Bear and Apollo playing around!

 
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wow all the snow melted!
still plenty of snow around here

it sure is scenic there!
thanks for all the updates
 
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