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A bit of direction so that so many of us can share a tiny space and keep from stepping on each others toes



this property is under construction. It might be another seven years before it looks like a permie theme park.

any ideas about how to add beauty or any other improvement, please post to the public wheaton labs forum.  

pee everywhere - special gear (sterilized) for women provided in willow bank

willow feeder: keep it dry.  one side has a urine diverter for those that need it

please eat organic or better: poop, pee and just our overall standards

Bring plenty of your own food.  We provide simple fare, so you are encouraged to bring your favorite foody-bits.

well water at base camp is excellent drinking water
  --  we ran out of water several times in the past
  --  we would like to encourage everybody to consider trying pooless

we have wifi at basecamp.   12 down and 3 up shared by everybody.

some of the locals have behaved poorly, so we are choosing a strategy where we all go to missoula for most things instead of local engagement.  Please help us with this strategy.

please push oodles of pics and videos to permies.  

if you wish to not be in video and pics, it is your responsibility to wear a bag over your head.

please go easy on the hooch.  Our past is deeply scarred by hooch.  Glass recycling is a current challenge.  Beer seems to be my nemisis.

No drugs, pot or tobacco.

quiet time:  9:30pm to 6:00am.  Please turn all the music up and exercise full joy at 6am.
 --  please do not shame the morning music and joy

help us keep everything clean.  Clean up after yourself.  In seven  years we might have staff to clean up after you as if you were at somesort of luxury resort, but not yet.

minimize use of the gate

Montana is a Castle Law state.  So if you happen to wander onto somebody else's property, you could be legally shot.  Please don't wander off.

Black bears on the lab -- be sure food is well contained and can't be smelled by a bear if you're staying on the lab.

taco tuesday at 6pm.  A big feed.  And we cover community business.

rule of 15 - if you set a cup down, imagine 15 cups being set down.  Things look tidy because of the rule of 15 - everybody tidies up after themselves immediately.



 
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Are there any good (read as: organic and nice people) farm stands along I 90 that we could stop at to grab a box of something to share on our way out?  My favorite is on Hwy 20 and I'm debating adding an hour to my drive just to bring fresh peaches!  Unless you have peaches to share
 
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Briana Great wrote:Are there any good (read as: organic and nice people) farm stands along I 90 that we could stop at to grab a box of something to share on our way out?  My favorite is on Hwy 20 and I'm debating adding an hour to my drive just to bring fresh peaches!  Unless you have peaches to share



I know that we have been making a lot of peach jam lately.   If you have a source for peaches that are grown in a cold climate, please bring lots - we want to plant the pits!  ....  and eat the peaches ...  

Clayton's pic of some recent peach jam that we made:



https://permies.com/t/120/139883/permaculture-projects/Clayton-Bootcamp-Experience

 
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Is Eastern Washington "cold" enough?  We have a variety called Red Haven peaches.  Elberta's also do well (and usually what I can) but this spring frosts hit late and destroyed the Elbertas but not the Red Havens.  I was going to can the last dozen I have from last week's purchase, but maybe I'll just bring them with me. They are starting to wrinkle but still taste good!  I am not sure I will make it to the organic farm I get them from as it is an hour off-road (on 20, not on 90).
 
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Or, just bring a mountain of peach pits.
 
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