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#112

This morning Erica and I knocked out the rafters at Cooper Cabin. While she cut and measured them, I chiseled on the post support block to accept another support block for the last rafter. It's not as complicated as it sounds. Got that squared away and got all the rafters nailed into place. Working with Erica is such a delight. It's so nice to work with someone who actively wants to learn and retains it. Amazing to watch her mind work and put it all into action. :)

After lunch, Chris and I went back up to Cooper while Erica helped Mags insulate the garage at Basecamp. Chris attached a temporary support beam of sorts across the top of the rafters to tie them all together until the planks for the tops of the rafters are milled and installed. Then he drilled holes and ran the electrical wiring through the framework while I started getting the interior bathroom siding nailed up. I got into a pretty good rhythm and got halfway up the wall. Not too bad. A lot of the boards were milled years ago, so they're rough sawn and have their own funky characteristics. Some are a bit warped. Others have knots that jut out. It's an aesthetic.

Anyways, feeling like we made pretty good progress today. It was definitely nicer to be inside than out. Felt like it was in the 90s. May have only been mid-80s, but damn it's hot. Anything over 75 and I'm melting. /delicateflowermode
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Rafters!
Rafters!
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Mags cobbing in the Greenhaus
Mags cobbing in the Greenhaus
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It begins..
It begins..
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Little more..
Little more..
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Ooh, double that
Ooh, double that
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Wiring is in the wall
Wiring is in the wall
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Not a bad start
Not a bad start
 
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#113

Gardening this morning. Got a bit of a sunburn standing out there watering. It was a scorcher today. Bleh. Transplanted some fish peppers (I have no idea what those are) into the berms and such. Put a small borage plant out, then got distracted with a bunch of other stuff, so Erica planted the other borage seedlings for me. :)

Went up to Cooper Cabin today to work on the siding in the bathroom. Got the one wall finished and started on the little wall. Was listening to a great episode of Ologies where Alie was interviewing Alexis Nikole Nelson about Foraging Ecology. I was stoked to see that Alie interviewed her for this podcast because I follow Alexis on Instagram and absolutely love her content. I'm sure many of you would love it too if you're into foraging or just knowing weird facts about plants in your backyard. Check both of these awesome ladies out! Incredibly good content.

Anyways, popped over to grab the pull saw out of the van and stop by Willow Wonka to see what was going on with Fred and Chris over there. It's coming along and it sounds like there's some kind of plan forming. Neat! Hopefully I'll finish the bathroom in time to see WW dragged down to Basecamp.

After work, Chris and I got some dinner, then came back to work on the berm shed for a bit. Popped the dead man out to shave it a bit and adjust the post. Got the post ready to receive the rafter. Popped the dead man back in, dug out underneath it. Drove up to the Lab, shoveled 8 buckets of gravel, loaded those in the truck, came back, and ensured the dead man had a gravely bed to lie on. Cleaned out and organized the truck a bit before cleaning up and calling it a night.

It being such a warm day, I headed up to the outdoor showers to cool off. Even as I type this it's still 78F outside. Uffda. Gonna go lie down and call it a night. Hope y'all had a good one!
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Like my step stool? It's a bit heavy but makes a sturdy step/work bench
Like my step stool? It's a bit heavy but makes a sturdy step/work bench
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Whew. Done with that wall.
Whew. Done with that wall.
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Started this little wall
Started this little wall
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Got to about here
Got to about here
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Hey Nine! Hope your energy levels hold out. That's alot of work you've been doing.

Did you know those iris roots are used in brewing adult beverages? I didn't until recently.  The dryer they are, the more they contribute to the final product.  Once dried they have a sweet, pleasant smell.
I use Orris root (what it's called once dry) in the all herbal and natural ointment I've been making for decades. I add it for its preservative properties.

I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment of your story.
 
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for what it’s worth, fish peppers are a hot pepper, originally from the caribbean, that has been widely used by african american communities in the mid-atlantic. it gets used as an ornamental fairly frequently, since there is usually some degree of variegation on the leaves.
 
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..looking good at CC!
 
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Was listening to a great episode of Ologies where Alie was interviewing Alexis Nikole Nelson about Foraging Ecology.


Thank you Nine for this link! It was very entertaining and interesting. And now I will look for more of Alexis Nikole Nelson. Did not yet know her (probably because I am in the Netherlands, not in the USA. We have other well-known foragers here)
 
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#114

Greenhouse this morning. Cooper Cabin this afternoon.

Got the walls and ceiling siding finished. Monday I'll install the beautiful sink Erica made, assemble the toilet enclosure I made, then work on hanging the door. Maybe I can convince Kyle to come trim it out for me. 🤔😁

Lots to do this weekend. Have a good one!
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Josiah dumped a bunch of dirt for us to shovel onto the greenhouse roof this morning
Josiah dumped a bunch of dirt for us to shovel onto the greenhouse roof this morning
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Last piece of siding before the glass went on
Last piece of siding before the glass went on
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Finished the little wall
Finished the little wall
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Ceiling is done too
Ceiling is done too
 
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Cindy Haskin wrote:Hey Nine! Hope your energy levels hold out. That's alot of work you've been doing.



I hope so too. I'm pretty tuckered most of the time. We work hard around here.

Did you know those iris roots are used in brewing adult beverages? I didn't until recently.  The dryer they are, the more they contribute to the final product.  Once dried they have a sweet, pleasant smell.
I use Orris root (what it's called once dry) in the all herbal and natural ointment I've been making for decades. I add it for its preservative properties.



I didn't know that! Do you have to wait until a certain time of year to harvest them? Do you have any good beverage recipes for the irises?
 
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