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 We have quite a bit of gardening tools and hardware. We have over 10000 books from a used book store. We have lots of woodworking and welding tools. We have the means of delivering them. We are 897 miles from Missoula. If Paul is interested in a trade or whatever let us know.
 
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What do you have in mind?
 
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    I have been following you for a few years now, punrchased many of your materials and listened to your numerous Podcasts. Your seanse of humor is appreciated. My wife of 55 years and I belieber that we would be a good fit for your endeavor. Both of us were raised in homes with outdoor toilets and no running water inside the house. Barb was a farm girl who hand milked cows and did field work. Barb has retired from a forty years career teaching children birth through twenty-one including children with visual impairments, deaf-blindness, and multiple disabilities. I worked 3 jobs to get her through college. She is smart. I was smart for marrying her. She is the oldest of 5, and I am the youngest of 6. We bought a lumberyard and hardware store 9 years  ago that had sat empty for 4 years  
   We raise a garden, can our own food and eat as organically as possible. We don’t do tobacco and have an occasional glass of wine. We are both athiests but are tolerant of others beliefs.
    We have had woofers try to help us through the years, but sadly they have been (execept for 2) a real disappointment. We have had to change our plans for the future due to heart issues. We would like to visit to check out your labs and ti determine if we would be a good fit for you. We have taken your your tour on the Internett so don’t need to do that when we visit. I would like to see your shop and kitchen to determine what I have that would be of use to you. i will bring pictures of my stuff for you to peruse. If there is money involved for our visit, we will take care of it. We have over 10,000 books, VCR and cassette tapes, CD’s, and magazines. There would be the possibility of a library in a 40 foot dry van; remiving the bogey and installing some  type of wood facade around It to FIT into your
    We have a steady income and medical insurance. Maybe have a small home built or something you have already built.  Thanks. E & B.



 
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PS  I am a computer incompetent. I type with one finger. I just found the spell checker that has been screwing me up all the time. My idea was for you to use what we bring or to sell what you could not use. The monies could go into your domination pot. If you allow us to check you out we would bring a van and trailer loaded with cool logging stuff. We are the people you have talked about leaving thier farm to someone who could stick it out and by following good common sense end up with the farm. We do not have a farm. We have lots of stuff, good stuff, everybody is talking about our great stuff. We have so much stuff we do not know what to do with it. Wait!! I know a guy who knows his stuff, lets take the stuff to him. He knows a lot of people who do not have stuff. He could have them work for some of the stuff. Everyone will cheer. People from all around will come and look at the stuff that the stuff has made happen. He will be remembered. E&B
 
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It sounds like you are cool with paying the fee for the bootcamp - or maybe a sepper fee for staying in one of our structures.   And then you would drive out with a box truck full of logging tools, books, more tools, and a few VHS tapes (I'm certain we cannot do anything with VHS tapes).  And then hang out for a few days drinking in our vibe - with the idea of deciding if you wanna have heart problems here rather than where you are.  :)

It sounds like stuff I cannot say no to.  

At first I thought it was going to be a box truck full of VHS tapes and stuff that wouldn't sell at 20 consecutive yard sales.  But now I get the impression you are offering some gold!  And for any point where I might have a concern, you are rinsing it away.  

Are you thinking of leaving the box truck here?  I have to ask because I currently have no place to store even a quarter of what a box truck holds.  

 
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I talked to fred.  

When I moved here, I had an old box truck (smaller than yours) that pretty much died when it arrived.  It is now parked in the bone yard blending in with the weeds.  Fred says that with a few hours of work we could mend it here and there so it could take some stuff.

What sort of time line are you thinking?
 
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We were thinking the time frame of Aug.22 as the soonest, to the first week of Sept. staying only a couple of days. About the 40 ft. semi-trailer dry van. We would not be taking it up to you at this time. This time we will be taking our Ford E350 Club Wagon pulling a two wheeled trailer loaded with the logging tools and maybe a big surprise for you. The trailer, tools and surprise will be yours to keep no matter what we together decide about us joining the great experiment. I cannot remember your take on gas chainsaws. May they be used on any of your property? I have such a hard time finding stuff on these new-fangled computer dealies and I know how one gets tired of answering the same questions over and over. So if they are allowed I will bring them along. If I can figure out how to send you some pics I will.
 
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I cringe at the idea of looking a gift horse in the mouth ...   and ...  I wish to discourage gas saws here.

Looking forward to the Christmas trailer!

 
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ok, thanks for answering. Are the dates compatible? We are comtemplating arriving at 4:00 PM on the 21st of Aug.
 
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Paul, as I was loading for the trip and got to thinking about the people I have had around me that made me look better than I really am. I have also been one of those people that made other people look better. From my reading I know you have some really great people helping you make the world a better place. So anyway all this chatter is leading up to the question, does Jocelyn and Fred have a wish list? Big or small maybe we could bring some of thier wishes with us.World peace is out tho, maybe something more tangibile like would fit on your new, old trailer with your new big surprise already loaded on it. Paul, our goal is get rid of all our stuff we have before we die. We have one daughter who has no need of our stuff. Back to the chainsaws. Of the stuff we have that you cannot use or allow I thought that maybe someone other than me could sell it someway somehow and the money would come back to your devious plot to enrich the planet. Barb and I only need a roof over our head and not starve to death. I think I only have about 5 years left considering my people have been dying in there early 80s.Barb is of the same way thinking about herself. I be best pissing in the wind, late lunch is ready E
 
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Hello my wife and I are were also raised in a hillside in Kentucky and have grew up and lived as rough and tough as they come, as all this pandemic issues we were able to save up some cash to try to rent a small homestead for the winter and longer. We would need a place to just be out of the elements and we both are in our 40s, we can also work and we’ve worked very well together for years now. If you have any place available and would consider cash and a couple extra sets of hands message me or my email is davidbruhn75@icloud.com thank you
 
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I missed the latest posts in this thread.

Today I was working on some stuff and Fred says "there's a guy here - he says he is delivering a trailer."  "We didn't order a trailer."  

It's Eric.  He has a huge van, and a trailer, and there is a trailer on the trailer, and the upper trailer is full of stuff.  And the van is full of stuff.  He says something like "I've been consuming your stuff for years, and I think people don't appreciate you enough.  So all this stuff is for you as a way of saying thanks.  So you know you are appreciated.  All this is for you - no strings attached."  

Fuck.

Not only is there a bunch of stuff, but there is a lot of really cool stuff, with really cool stories.  

The lower trailer is a small trailer for using on the highway.  Good for carrying a half ton or so.   It has a dump.  

The upper trailer is this





There are about a hundreds boxes of nuts, bolts and screws.  Two anvils.  Heaps of stove pipe.  Books for the library.  

A couple of spud wrenches (which i think will make an excellent dibble!)



A half dozen rusty cast iron skillets.  


It would take me half a day to list all the stuff.  

Thanks Eric!  This is better than Christmas!
 
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David Brun wrote:Hello my wife and I are were also raised in a hillside in Kentucky and have grew up and lived as rough and tough as they come, as all this pandemic issues we were able to save up some cash to try to rent a small homestead for the winter and longer. We would need a place to just be out of the elements and we both are in our 40s, we can also work and we’ve worked very well together for years now. If you have any place available and would consider cash and a couple extra sets of hands message me or my email is davidbruhn75@icloud.com thank you




David,

Have you seen the permaculture bootcamp?  https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/

 
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I love everything about this
 
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Eric pointed out that most almonds are irradiated.  These, that he brought us, are not:




Heaps of nuts, bolts, screws and more:




(thanks to Dez for the pics - more soon!)
 
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I was talking with Paul today, and he just couldn't stop going on about all the amazing, wonderful things Eric had brought. It's like Eric brought the foundation of a whole homestead with him!

Eric, I am floored by your generosity! Eric, your like Santa with a  trailer instead of sleigh, and without the beard! Thank you so much for contributing the the awesome work done at Wheaton Labs.

Your gift reminds me of my own Grandma and Grandpa. They recently downsized from their home to a retirement apartment, and distributed their tools and nuts and bolts to us grandkids. It's one of the greatest gifts. Thank you for doing this for Wheaton Labs. Your gift is truly priceless!
 
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This is absolutely awesome!  What a gift!  I think you're earning all kinds of "keep" and helping out a terrific cause.  
 
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Dez got a picture of the fancy trailer - getting used to as a table for a nearby project :)

 
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This warms my heart!

Thanks Eric And Barbara !

And also Thanks Paul!

you are all doing an amazing job!
 
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Ack, this made me cry! Amazing!! <3
 
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What fun to read!

Speaking of libraries, would you have any use for children’s books? I’m a teacher in CA with a garage full of books. Maybe some homeschooling families would find this useful?
Be fun to load ‘em up and drive out, see the homestead. My parents were hippies; living communally was pretty cool.
 
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Wow!  Eric and Barb, thanks so much for your generosity!  

Stay safe and be well.
 
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Kate Bishop wrote:What fun to read!

Speaking of libraries, would you have any use for children’s books? I’m a teacher in CA with a garage full of books. Maybe some homeschooling families would find this useful?



If they are not wanted at the Lab, you might consider listing them in our flea market. You can list them for sale, or for the cost of shipping only, as you prefer.

https://permies.com/f/386/flea-market

Welcome to Permies!
 
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We recorded a podcast for expressing our gratitude.  The patreon peeps have it now - it should be public in a week or so.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:

Kate Bishop wrote:What fun to read!

Speaking of libraries, would you have any use for children’s books? I’m a teacher in CA with a garage full of books. Maybe some homeschooling families would find this useful?



If they are not wanted at the Lab, you might consider listing them in our flea market. You can list them for sale, or for the cost of shipping only, as you prefer.

https://permies.com/f/386/flea-market

Welcome to Permies!



I'm thinking that since there's currently no kids at Wheaton Labs, Paul probably doesn't have use/space for an awesome amount of kids books. We do have a lot of homeschooling parents here on permies (and probably even more parents who are suddenly essentially homeschooling due to covid-19.) Books are a marvelous resource!

Here's a link to our homeschooling forum, too! https://permies.com/f/179/
 
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It is amazing the way that Paul manages to keep everything moving forward with his exceptional skills and those of his helpers.

Has anyone found my iPad Air which is inside a small black bag? I think I left it sitting beside the rocking chair in the Fisher-Price House. I would happily reimburse the person who would mail it to me.

We also wish to thank all of you for making us feel welcome. We appreciate all of the positive feedback from you Permies. May you live long and prosper.
 
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Eric VonRaderson wrote:Has anyone found my iPad Air which is inside a small black bag? I think I left it sitting beside the rocking chair in the Fisher-Price House. I would happily reimburse the person who would mail it to me.



Eric,

It was still sitting there.  

Email me your shipping address and I'll get it to you.
 
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Wow! What an amazing gift!
Two anvils!! Wooo hooo!!
 
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Talking about nails, I have nails and nails also smaller nuts and bolts. They all need to be put in containers and labeled. I also have welding tools and other great stuff that Paul does not know about. I need a couple of strong backed people to help me load Pauls next load from the desert of Western Nebraska. Room and board supplied, plus gas money to any where in the USA after we are loaded. Permie people are at the top of my list for this amazing offer. Pauls rules apply at this Nebraska location. If you do not know what they are, look them up. Permies.com. My truck is in the shop getting ready for the delivery. We will have fun. Let me know on this thread.
 
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Let me clairify my need for help. I do not want to take any helpers away from Mr. Weatons endeavors. Maybe a couple close to Western Nebraska. I will also give them a bit of cash, but remember, the more I have to give out the less Paul gets to make the world a better place. Just saying. So, get your sons-in-law off thier dead asses and send them to me.
 
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Eric VonRaderson wrote:Let me clairify my need for help. I do not want to take any helpers away from Mr. Weatons endeavors. Maybe a couple close to Western Nebraska. I will also give them a bit of cash, but remember, the more I have to give out the less Paul gets to make the world a better place. Just saying. So, get your sons-in-law off thier dead asses and send them to me.



I'm going to send out an email tonight to all the people on the daily-ish email newsletter and see if any of them can help!

(But, if anyone is reading this and can help--or send their son-in-laws!--please don't wait for the dailyish. Just post in this thread!)
 
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To help all the son-in-laws with their scheduling, what is the timeframe for the endeavor?  And is it just loading at your place or does it involve a caravan/pilgrimage to Wheaton Labs as well?
 
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I’m planning on driving to the lab from South central Kansas mid-October for the PEP event. If timing works out, I could go through your place on the way, Eric, and maybe haul some stuff with my truck as well.
 
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Mike, I was thinking before the snow starts. I am not really sure of what Paul would want what I have. I do know that he could use more different sizes of nails and bolts.I do not know if his want list is current or not. I sure do need some direction on this for I do not want to take anything he could not use..
 
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Beau, Yes you could take stuff with you for Paul. You are welcome to stay with us on your trip up.
 
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Beau, are you able to pull a small two wheel trailer behind your pickup? Could I maybe ride up with you? Do you have a couple of days that you could help me? I would buy the gas from my place to Pauls and back home. Let me know as soon as you can so I can plan what to do. Thanks.
 
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Eric VonRaderson wrote:Beau, are you able to pull a small two wheel trailer behind your pickup? Could I maybe ride up with you? Do you have a couple of days that you could help me? I would buy the gas from my place to Pauls and back home. Let me know as soon as you can so I can plan what to do. Thanks.



Yeah, that should work just great. I’m happy to share the ride and save the gas. Where are you in Western Nebraska? I could potentially arrive the 15th, and we could depart the 17th. That is flexible, but seems a good plan for now.

I was planning on driving my v6 Tundra which should pull that just fine. If needed, I can take my larger gas guzzling farm truck.
 
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Please don't post your address on here, just send it via PM to anyone who needs to know
 
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