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!! On Narrow Pond in Ant Village

 
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Hi, Orin here. My first full time day on Ant Village will be July 5th!

What is the difference between living in the Boot Camp and moving into Ant Village???

On July 5th, I'll do my best to share my views on that! I will no longer be posting on my Boot Camp thread after July 5th 2020, so follow me here instead if you want to see what life is like in Ant Village ( know you want to).
 
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Happy 4th of July USA!

It's a personal Independence Day for me too today!

Now for some information about how life is different in Ant Village vs the Boot Camp.

First of all, in the Boot Camp, you get all the food you need however you or the people around you can cook it!  -Since we have good cooks right now, believe me, that's a good thing!
In the Boot Camp, you have full access to a kitchen, a washer machine, and the shower...full access to the Fisher Price House.

As an Ant you don't get any of that.

Yep. Like that.

Fisher Price House is off limits for your basic needs. Gotta make your own shower, grow your own organic food, make your own kitchen and make your own bed (really, both ways).....oh and no tools, you gotta trade labor for tractor time, Judy time (explain that later), and Rex time.

But as an Ant, you don't work from 8am till 12pm and 1pm till 5pm doing what others tell you you need to do. And you don't do 4hrs to 8hrs of nest labor either at the base camp.  Yep! that's means you have all day to work on your on plot!  Where as a Boot only has a day and a half to work on their own projects on an acre they've selected after the first month  -biiiiig difference, I'm telling you, join the people at Ant Village as soon as you've finished the four months!

...but you better work your acre while it's warm because WINTER IS COMING...

Now all the other Boots are going to try to talk you out of moving to Ant Village after four months...something about Deep Roots and some other things which I recommend you don't listen to.....you see, Ant Village is for those who can work because winter is coming and not so much for those who just dream about all the work they could do if they really did.

Yep, so come to the Permies Boot Camp, earn your acre for a year, and get on with it!   And you can drop by to say "hi" over On Narrow Pond (that'd be my acre). And you can got to the Fisher Price House to tell the Boots how happy you are doing your own work every Tuesday night for Taco Tuesday!



oh yes, you will feel sad to leave the other Boots, surprised me how much I'd gotten used to those nice people in daily life...

but look out!, they will definitely try to get you to stay longer in the Permies Boot Camp if they catch you feeling sad because you'll miss them....don't worry, you can visit them on Taco Tuesday...you'll have a lot to do on your acre!

Anyways, tomorrow I'll post a bit more on my move out of the Bunk Room to On Narrow Pond.





 
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Ant Village Post 003

Well I did in fact move out of the Fisher Price House Bunk Room on Sunday...but I didn't take any pictures of washing my sheets and leaving a clean bed there....the loads of junk being carried to my car kept me busy plus unloading it too.

For people who've sent me material support, I'll send more detailed pics and writings...here are some pics for the rest of you.
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things look beautiful in the morning when all is right
things look beautiful in the morning when all is right
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remember that brk money you all sent me? here it is
remember that brk money you all sent me? here it is
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yep it went here too!
yep it went here too!
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soak those beans to cut down on the gas
soak those beans to cut down on the gas
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rice cooker cooking rice
rice cooker cooking rice
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here is my active solar system
here is my active solar system
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puts out 15 watts
puts out 15 watts
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where to put it is in the making
where to put it is in the making
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these two go into
these two go into
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this one
this one
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flat resting place for a phone
flat resting place for a phone
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assembled and...
assembled and...
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in action
in action
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is that rice done?
is that rice done?
 
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Go Orin go!
 
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Congratulations on earning your acre the hard way Orin.
Best of luck in coming months building your Nirvana!

 
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Thanks Paul.  

William, you also put in some hard work here.....gotta say tho, four months of work paying for 18 months is hella easy.......Samsara or Nirvana who can tell the difference?  

 
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Ant Post 004

My caution in waiting to be an Ant before I ordered tools via BRK funds seems now unwarranted and definitely has made a mess out of my construction schedule.  The tools didn't arrive when I needed them, which is right now.

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hot oatmeal
hot oatmeal
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a potato about to go into the coals
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another contraption about to be buildt
another contraption about to be buildt
 
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Hi Orin. I love your little 'kitchen'!
Sorry I can't send you tools or funds. But I could knit a hat for you like I did for some others (because of the BRK).
If you want a knitted wool hat: what is the size of your head (how many inches or centimeters measured around it just above the ears)? If you prefer socks (house-socks, thick homespun wool), that's possible too. You can send me a PM.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Hi Orin. I love your little 'kitchen'!
Sorry I can't send you tools or funds.


Thanks Inge! I've yet to modify it to exactly how I want it.

...and even if you did send tools, due to the shutdown, they would probably arrive after the tools I've already ordered.



Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:But I could knit a hat for you like I did for some others (because of the BRK).
If you want a knitted wool hat: what is the size of your head (how many inches or centimeters measured around it just above the ears)? If you prefer socks (house-socks, thick homespun wool), that's possible too. You can send me a PM.



I will definitely send you a PM! Your knitted items are not to be missed out on!
 
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