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We recieved some more bungee cords and more tool belts. Thanks so much these are super useful!
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We also received an amazing array of dying materials, also some vegetable dyed yarns, An apron, several pouches of wool and spinning materials, an awesome bag to carry it all in and an apron!
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More pictures of the gift from Judith.
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We also received some targets for the cross bow they are super awesome! Thanks!
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Thank you Judith for the wonderful wool and dye package! I am experimenting with the bodark. Your package, as Sam's photos show, is full of lots of useful things, from materials (wools, yarn), to dyestuffs (bodark, onion skins, woad, and more!), to tools (spindles, crochet hooks, apron), to intructables (books- spindle and dyeing), to gifts (scarf, sacks). Judith also wrote a really lovely note that goes with the package. If any gappers are going through this box from Judith, be sure to read her note- it is useful for navigating her package.

Thank you Judith! You and Steve remind me a lot of the folks of the firefox series: as teachers, documenters, sharers, and students of various crafts.
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SCARF!
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The Gapper Love maul has been getting some great use!
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Olenka Kleban wrote:Thank you Judith for the wonderful wool and dye package! I am experimenting with the bodark. Your package, as Sam's photos show, is full of lots of useful things, from materials (wools, yarn), to dyestuffs (bodark, onion skins, woad, and more!), to tools (spindles, crochet hooks, apron), to intructables (books- spindle and dyeing), to gifts (scarf, sacks). Judith also wrote a really lovely note that goes with the package. If any gappers are going through this box from Judith, be sure to read her note- it is useful for navigating her package.

Thank you Judith! You and Steve remind me a lot of the folks of the firefox series: as teachers, documenters, sharers, and students of various crafts.



You are very welcome!
I had a lot of fun packing that box and hoped someone might enjoy that type of thing as much as I did (and do still).
We don't wear wool here much..it is just never that cold for long (except maybe this week!) so as much as I enjoyed making the scarf, it never got worn much...it's just been floating around for a long while...lovely to see it worn
 
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Some more super useful items we could use around here-

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN/B00BLUBU02/rs12-20


felling wedges

Thanks again everyone!
 
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Our new bungees hard at work
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Do ya'll want seeds? I have a bunch of heirloom seeds from 2014 that I cannot sell @ our nursery and cannot use on our farm & pawpaws, okra, marigolds etc that were harvested o the farm and more than I'll use. Perennials, veggies, annuals, herbs. I'll get them ship over if you want.
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Marianne sent tons of heirloom seeds! Thanks so much! The picture below shows only a tiny fraction of the sheer quantity of awesome growie goodness that Marianne sent for the gappers. There must be a few hundred seed packets with dozens of different species, not to mention a farmer's almanac and some trellis twine too! Wow!
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Hey even, do you have any special requests? What kinds of things could you use the most to get started?

Or maybe that belongs in another thread. Either way, let us know.
 
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It would be nice to have a few mushroom and plant guides on the Lab. There are so many things growing here that i don't recognize. It would be awesome to learn what stuff was and learn more about its uses and how it fits into the local ecology.

Here is a mushroom book that says it covers westernmost Montana:

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Here is a book for plants, but it sounds more like a heavy textbook rather than a guidebook, plus it is a bit pricey:

Manual of Montana Vascular Plants

A combination of tree and wildflower books might be more useful.

A Field Guide to Western Trees
Wildflowers Of Montana

I'll be better able to explain what's in these photos with books like these around.

Thanks in advance!

 
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I'll bring you guys some felling wedges when I come up for the Super Week/PDC in a couple weeks.
 
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Fred, do you want only paper or can you use electronic books. Kindle or Nook?

Please let me know!
 
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I can probably find an app to read an e-book on my phone, but if you send a paper copy, it will be here for future gappers too. Thanks!
 
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One of the things that would be great around here is lots of signs for new comers. The best way to do the lettering that I can think of without any paint is to use a woodburner (ideas?). There was a gapper named Sam who was here for the week who went in to town to buy his own, but he left this morning.

I myself don't have a lot of experience with woodburning but I think it would be interesting to see what kind of art someone else could make

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Is it ok if the pressure canner is used by ants?
 
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I made apricot jam using the big red Le Creuset pot. Big thanks to whomever sent it!

Curtis used the big red pot and the awesome pressure canner to can some black beans. Thanks for that one too!

I brought my jar tongs with me, but somehow missed the canning funnel. It has made it a little challenging filling the jars. If some one has an extra, and wants to send it, that would be awesome!
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Recently I had need for a knife and found that this Moraknife was donated here a while back, it is made in Sweden and has got to be the sharpest knife I've ever used! When I needed to cut up some blue jeans into patches it sliced through the denim effortlessly, it cuts knapweed down for mulch with quickness. A big thank you to the person who sent a whole bunch of these!
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I previously posted about finding dried mushrooms stored by a bushy-tailed woodrat and seeing flashes of it in the wofati. Last November some live traps arrived. I finally remembered to bring one up to Allerton Abbey. Somebody started calling the woodrat Peggy Sue. Well, i sent him packing. I gathered up all the food stores i knew were in the wofati and biked it and Peggy Sue a few miles away. Now it will be much quieter at night and i won't keep finding cabbage in with my jam jars. Whoever sent the the traps, thanks so much!
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Yay for cast iron and minimizing toxins in our lives.

I don't know which of these two posts this pan is from, but Chris wanted me to send some thanks to Gapper Love for the pan he has been making pancakes on every morning. Thanks!

And just to make sure there are enough pans for the hordes of future gappers Davin Hoyt left us with six more cast iron pans for the community kitchen. Thanks Davin!
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The pressure canner has been getting some more use.

I canned a couple of batches of beans. This will make it way faster to have a healthy dinner. Now all i have to do is open a jar and mix it with the other food i'm cooking (usually brown rice and some veggies) instead of waiting for beans to cook. Thanks to the awesome person that sent the canner!
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I just used that same pressure canner today to jar up a huge pot if soup I made from some reclaimed celery and broccoli bones. Thanks again to whoever sent that canner. I'm sure it will be getting all kinds of use for years to come as the Ants store up their harvest for winter.
 
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Just got in two gallons of bar oil addressed to Gappers and Ants. If there was a note, it fell out of the beat up box from amazon. So, thanks to the anonymous donor that sent us this! I'll give it to the Ants for use with the Ant Love chainsaw!
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Just throwin this out there.If anybody feels it in theres hearts to send a scythe blade and handle that would be awesome.I want to give it to Kai so he can chop down hay and straw faster.Thanks for all yalls support.
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Thanks to Christina for sending us these seeds! We're all anxious for the snow to melt enough to start putting them in the ground.
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Good day friends. J and myself have been getting used to this Montana cold. Doing work here is fun but would be easier if I could feel my fingers. Been doing jumpimg jacks to get the warm blood to my extremities. A pack of hand warmers would be lovely and useful. Any help is very appreciated.
 
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Kara Haltom wrote:Good day friends. J and myself have been getting used to this Montana cold. Doing work here is fun but would be easier if I could feel my fingers. Been doing jumpimg jacks to get the warm blood to my extremities. A pack of hand warmers would be lovely and useful. Any help is very appreciated.



Instead of handwarmers, how are you set for hats, gloves, boots and layers?

 
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There are some boots coming in the mail for me already. Got good hat and hoods. Got wool socks. Got snowpants and many layers. Mostly set for winter. But maybe a scarf or something for my face would be nice. And a small pair of insulated work gloves could be great but the bulkiness may intefere with nimble finger work. Any warm thing is much appreciated.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BMZQHAS/ref=mp_s_a_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1509552772&sr=8-5&keywords=reusable+hand+warmers&dpPl=1&dpID=61xb80RBBiL&ref=plSrch
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Instead of handwarmers, how are you set for hats, gloves, boots and layers?



Paul, is your concern with the throwaway chemical-based warmers that are so popular? Any objections to the rechargeable USB-battery handwarmers?
 
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I'm not objecting.   I'm looking for simpler, longer lasting solutions.   I've put in more than my fair share of time outdoors, and I never used the handwarmers.  It was always just good boots, good gloves and layers. 

An insulated onsie was my go to for most of my teens.  I worked some long days below zero with that.


 
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Cool, just wanted to make sure I wasn't gonna send some stuff you didn't want on property. I love to have those little USB handwarmers when I'm working in the snow and inevitably have to take off my gloves to fuss with some stupid bolt somewhere.

Kara: Y'all should be getting a care package of warm goodies in a few days from Amazon. Keep warm!
 
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Thank you
Thank you
   THANK You!
J and I really appreciate the gloves. They are great quality and stay warm even full of wet clay. Also our hands are toasty and feets are cozy.
May many blessings come back around to you.
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Much love and light <3
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Yay! Glad y'all got everything, and thanks for the pics!
 
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Some more goodies came in!

A huge pile of tape. Some glow in the dark, some reflective, lots of blue tape!

A couple copies of Mudgirls Manifesto, which was part of the recent book promo on permies.


Thanks so much!!
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More gapper love has arrived, and we are super grateful!

Another assortment of reflective tape. Looks like this batch was shipped farther and took longer to arrive.

When i first arrived as a gapper three years ago, there were several awesome knives for gappers to use. I liked them so much, i bought my own. All of the ones here previously wandered off when people "forgot" to leave them behind. Or maybe they are hiding in the bushes somewhere. But...someone generously sent six more knives for the bootcamp!

That same person sent a ton of really interesting looking books! I've got to make more time to read.

Thank you SO much!!
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