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Liv Smith wrote:Oh, one more day till 100?? 🤗

Partay!!!



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#100!

I did it! Whew. Now I never post ever again. 😂

Just kidding. I actually really enjoy posting for y'all. I like how involved the community is here at Permies. If it was just crickets all the time, I probably would have stopped months ago. I'm not the type to shout into the Void. It's your interactions that bring me back every day. ❤️

Today felt like it was going to be disappointing, but it ended up successful. Fred, Chris, and I were able to get the support block in for the splitting header beam in Cooper cabin! 🎉 That felt really good especially since it was quite an ordeal. Now we can move forward with that build and knock it out.

Chris and I also stopped by the Abbey to say hi to Kyle and pick up a saw. I also really wanted to see the door for the greenhouse in person. I see Kyle's pictures of the door and am blown away by this talent that he's obviously cultivated over the years. Seeing it in person is awe-inspiring. Y'all need to come visit and see this whole structure. It's incredible.

Chainsaw update. The store said they can't get the battery in for [whatever weird, nonsensical] reason. So I'm gonna ask whoever's going to town this weekend to grab it from another store for us. Maybe someday I'll get to cut something with it. Maybe Sunday.. /crosses all fingers and toes

Tomorrow I offered to help Erica figure out the ghost voltage leak in her car, then I need to go plant more things at the plot. I also need to set up the gutter on the kitchen so I can have a rain barrel closer to my garden. Having to carry 5 gallon jugs across the property to go water things is a bit more of a workout than I'm ready for most days. I'll do it if I have to.. but.. damn. My mini-greenhouse bebes should also be ready to plant. I'm hoping for true leaves. Send thoughts and prayers. hahaha..  I have a bunch of beans to plant, more flowers, some more medicinal herbs, and probably a horde of other stuff. Then in a few months I'll be posting pictures like 'What's this?' haha.. You can all say, 'Uh, you're the one who planted it all! Why don't you know what it all is!?' :D  It's a brave new world out here, folks. I'm tossing things against a wall and seeing what sticks. You get to come on this wild ride with me! How exciting for you. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!
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Tada! Support block in place. Whew!
Tada! Support block in place. Whew!
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Lookin' good!
Lookin' good!
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So amazing.
So amazing.
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Handsome fella with his handsome creation. Stunners.
Handsome fella with his handsome creation. Stunners.
 
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Congrats on Day 100!

I’m really enjoying your posts, and hope you’ll keep posting.

 
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Liv Smith wrote:Congrats on Day 100!

I’m really enjoying your posts, and hope you’ll keep posting.



I'm glad! I plan on continuing to post. I like sharing all the projects and plants that I find.
 
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Wow, Nine! (It's very counterintuitive to call you by a number, but I like it. There is an animated movie out there to the tune of a number; and I think it is Nine!) You can cross ALL your toes!? I can get my big toes to cross over, but not the rest of them. I can also wiggle my eyes! And I've taught my children how as well!

I am sure you will know what you have planted when you see each one's true leaves. Or can you make a diagram to help you remember? I've been drawing out on paper my garden/yard for a number of years now so that I can keep track of what has grown where. Sometimes it's as simple as plain paper with the beds and what went in them. My favorite is to create the whole thing on the computer using excel (spreadsheet style of gridding) and printing that out to keep in my gardening notebook. So I basically create grid paper by adjusting the cell sizes, then use the other tools to delineate my various growing sections, using circles for trees that are a permanent feature, and often using one cell per letter in the direction of a crop, if that makes sense. Then I will tape the pages all together for a complete view of the property!

Thanks for posting some great shots of all the stuff going on up there. My heart is with you all, on all your adventures. I have been trying to plan out my own adventure on paper and with "book" and internet learning for the activities I expect to be doing once we move to my daughter's in western West Virginia on 40 acres of hilly forest land. Of course there will be chickens, likely goats and rabbits for both food and fiber, likely a pair of turkeys cuz I love me some turkey carcass soup after the yearly requisite bird in November!!! I could eat turkey several times a year for a week or two! My daughter wants to get a couple bovine critters for their freezer camp as well. I want to focus more on fiber. And I dearly miss my first chicken flock of just 6 for eggs. They were fun to watch. And I used them to work in the garden when I could, cleaning up buggies and scratching in the materials I used to improve the plots.

I can't imagine what my paper versions of the gardening will look like, but I've already printed out about 8 pages of an aerial view of the property and taped them just so on a poster board and begun penciling in some of the plans for the infrastructure to house and pasture those bigger animals and where I think my garden will go, etc. The plan at this early stage is to build a long hugel running north/south along the road to plant some of my medicinals. (I'm also very into natural medicine since I was a teenager, and I'm nearing 60 now! I don't feel it, until after I've done a big job in the yard, like build my first hugel raised bed, or trim the 50 feet of 3 foot wide hedge going around the front corner of my little place.

Should I send you some graph paper?



 
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