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! Josiah’s Bootcamp Log

 
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here is the typical succession of tools for cutting one of our notches on the first wofati greenhouse

This is the second bullet I have found embedded in a tree this year
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slice vertically through the notch every inch or two
slice vertically through the notch every inch or two
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knock the chips out with a hatchet
knock the chips out with a hatchet
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whittle it flat with the hatchet
whittle it flat with the hatchet
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run the chainsaw across the notch laterally to shave it smooth
run the chainsaw across the notch laterally to shave it smooth
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final touches with the chisel, "wait, is that a bullet?" Remove bullets
final touches with the chisel, "wait, is that a bullet?" Remove bullets
 
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Our dear friend Amey is headed out today. He arrived as a stranger and is leaving as a dear pal. I'm astounded at how frequently that is the case. A shared obsession with permaculture is a strong bond. Having people join the bootcamp for a few weeks often satisfies my urge to travel, the traveling comes to me.

Thanks for all the hard work, enthusiasm, and good conversations Amey. I hope your transition back home is smooth.

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Amey's last day in the permaculture bootcamp
Amey's last day in the permaculture bootcamp
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a high five seals the construction of the retaining wall
a high five seals the construction of the retaining wall
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spent some time on saturday touring the many artifacts on the lab, this one is called willow wonka. It is beautiful
spent some time on saturday touring the many artifacts on the lab, this one is called willow wonka. It is beautiful
 
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The greenhouse build is looking really great Josiah!!!  Wonderful work sir!
 
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Thanks to Nicole, I'm really enjoying picking up this wofati greenhouse build!!  I'll have to backtrack a bit father to get to the beginning.... soooo interesting : )  Thanks all! and great work!
 
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It was 15 degrees when I woke up this morning. The humidity was 46%. The climate here is sublime -- in that the ice evaporates before it can melt.
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hey moon
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This puddle has been frozen for a long time and the fringes are taking on interesting shapes as it slowly evaporates. I'm careful to not disturb it.
This puddle has been frozen for a long time and the fringes are taking on interesting shapes as it slowly evaporates. I'm careful to not disturb it.
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another day, another log to peel
another day, another log to peel
 
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I spend a lot of time wrestling logs. Today, I moved 20 logs 2-3 times each. Heavy lifting. Impossibly heavy until I realize that they are frozen to the ground and need a swift kick or a pry bar. Sometimes a log is wet and heavy having only been harvested this fall. Wet logs usually need two people to lift them. Dry logs make satisfying plink sounds when dropped. Freshly peeled logs are sticky. I secretly think some Ponderosa Pine sap smells like apple sauce. It doesn't taste like it though. Each log is unique. I line them up all the same.
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Sweet - 'connecting' to individual trees' logs... : )
 
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Sometimes I'm amazed at the amount of sawdust that Dez and I create in a day. When I worked as a carpenter for a conventional remodeling company, all of the byproduct/dust from cutting the building material was poison in the air and to the soil. All of the sawdust I made today will go as mulch on a hugelkultur and feed the soil in my garden.

The light was really beautiful this afternoon. I enjoyed playing with my camera to try and capture some of it.
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I have a light stand boom that I clamp my gopro to most days. today it stood straight up 14 ft tall to get some perspective on the first wofati greenhouse build
I have a light stand boom that I clamp my gopro to most days. today it stood straight up 14 ft tall to get some perspective on the first wofati greenhouse build
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What great progress!  So wonderful that all of that sawdust is non toxic and sooooo useful!  
 
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Just another day at Wheaton Labs
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More roof poles!
More roof poles!
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Closing it in, almost done
Closing it in, almost done
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I made a shelf!
I made a shelf!
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and then put my camera on it!
and then put my camera on it!
 
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