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Thanks for lowering the door opening!!!  I felt that was a major possible design issue when I stayed in the cabin last year.  I didn't know enough about RMHs to be sure it was a design flaw but thanks for fixing it!!  
 
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The backpack sprayer arrived on Friday and we put it together today to apply some tea to hugelkultur and a buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower and phacelia polyculture.



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The unfinished pond at Allerton Abbey has been holding a couple hundred gallons of water for 5 days. Fred drove the tractor around in there last week before the rain.
The unfinished pond at Allerton Abbey has been holding a couple hundred gallons of water for 5 days. Fred drove the tractor around in there last week before the rain.
 
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Finally finished phase 1 hugel build at Allerton Abbey
 
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So much to share, but it will have to wait because I’m on the lab and can’t upload a video. Here are some nice pictures instead.
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More Hardy kiwi cuttings rooted. So exciting!
More Hardy kiwi cuttings rooted. So exciting!
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Megadesk approaches completion
Megadesk approaches completion
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I screwed from underneath so’s the screw heads would be invisible from the top
I screwed from underneath so’s the screw heads would be invisible from the top
 
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Corn, black beans, seed pumpkins, dandelions, storage onions, tomatoes, crimson clover, potatoes, hollyhock, cosmos, barlotti beans, and holy basil were seeded on these hugels. Time lapses are fun.
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I’d rather not use transplants, but I’m glad I started these back in April because the direct seeded tomatoes under cloches are only just germinating now.
I’d rather not use transplants, but I’m glad I started these back in April because the direct seeded tomatoes under cloches are only just germinating now.
 
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This video shows my 20 gallon batch of aerated tea made with homemade compost. It is very exciting to see three different “large” microbes in addition to numerous bacteria in a single drop of tea. We diluted the tea with half water and applied it to the new hugelkultur at Allerton abbey and also foliage fed the hugel berms at basecamp. I want to try and delve more into identifying the microbes with the next batch.
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I picked greens for breakfast off of a hugelkultur that Ashley built and seeded during the PEP event last fall. Thanks Ashley!
I picked greens for breakfast off of a hugelkultur that Ashley built and seeded during the PEP event last fall. Thanks Ashley!
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I found some morels in the woods and am drying them in the solar dehydrator for another day. Morels reconstitute excellently.
I found some morels in the woods and am drying them in the solar dehydrator for another day. Morels reconstitute excellently.
 
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I recently purchased a used gopro with a head mount to expand my camera arsenal from just a lonely smartphone. I strapped the camera to Orin's willing head while we were seeding the hugelkultur at Allerton Abbey and now I know where he planted his handful of apple seeds! this video gives excellent perspective of how tall the new hugelkultur is and what it is like to walk around on them. Thanks Orin for all the work you do. And thanks to the folks who support Paul's videos on Patreon for this new camera.

 
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"To do good, you actually have to do something." -- Yvon Chouinard
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