Win a copy of Landrace Gardening this week in the Seeds and Breeding forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Greg Martin
  • jordan barton
  • Carla Burke
  • Leigh Tate
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
  • Steve Thorn

!! Dez's Bootcamp Experience (BRK)

 
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 203 (DAY 213, Wednesday, 2021.3.10)
[Morning Entry]

.. slept early for the past two nights.. it seems I’m caught up on restfulness.. yesterday, I jogged up to the volcano, and two other boots totally joined me on my adventure.. we chatted a little, between our short bursts of exercising our respective heart rates.. jog, walk, jog, walk.. rhythm..

.. enjoy the pics~!!!
6EAA1BE1-5D78-4BB3-A007-567ECB9D8E9B.jpeg
Top of the volcano
Top of the volcano
A8C933ED-65AB-4E29-AEF5-8029E8B1C7E5.jpeg
Friends’ rock
Friends’ rock
96EC614F-F7A4-485E-A2BB-5D796DD93058.jpeg
Nine and L
Nine and L
1F00841B-4FAF-4638-9D6B-B00CF734A396.jpeg
Cuddle puddle
Cuddle puddle
CA624058-6EC7-4B5C-B00A-0799DBDC4A22.jpeg
What plant is this?
What plant is this?
1176BDF6-A74E-4398-8359-5F76426799A5.jpeg
Notch beauty
Notch beauty
 
Dez Choi
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 204 (DAY 214, Thursday, 2021.3.11)
[Morning Entry]

..yesterday, E and I finished the box truck shelving.. so much fun to work with her chill attitude and friendly/fun personality.. luckily it wasn’t too slippery of mud in the morning because it was still firm from the precious night’s cold.. the afternoon was a bit different...... L and M and I were slipping around in the mud on the way up to the lab.. we packed up toots and hoped for the best.. after almost falling into a ditch and getting stuck and unstuck a few times, M tracked a path that was mostly gravel for toots to ride on.. it took some finessing of the gas pedal to find a “sweet spot” where friction and slippage balanced just enough to allow some Forward Velocity (hmmm.. interesting..!.. whaaat??.. yup another real life situation metaphor~~!.. anyway..).. we made it up to a sharp turn where slipping happened again.. so we took the other driveway into the boneyard, got the stuff all unloaded.. then headed back down to create a list of the items now residing in the box truck, that came from the shop.. it was mostly the bolts and screws that N donated a little while back.. all in all, a very safe and fun day.. because it’s fun to finish with friends..

..enjoy the pics~!!!
E827F71D-1C63-47EA-9A98-A8EEC323FA34.jpeg
Packing up tools after installation
Packing up tools after installation
E62AE1BB-7982-4694-BA33-ADC2FB265B5A.jpeg
Angle 2
Angle 2
CB7F7D62-106F-42B3-B50B-2C9CBDAD020A.jpeg
Bolts on the shelf
Bolts on the shelf
35EE4100-C797-4CB7-A13D-67D96469C72F.jpeg
Magical being
Magical being
 
pollinator
Posts: 1897
Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
583
hugelkultur dog forest garden urban cooking bike
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sorry I'm late ...
CONGRATULATIONS
200 posts!

 
Dez Choi
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 205 (DAY 215, Friday, 2021.3.12)
[Morning Entry] ::ESSENCE::

.. it’s the reason I’m here.. to be human again.. to know that I am love.. yesterday, a boot was having a troublesome time working with the table saw.. the wood was not passing through the machine very smoothly because it’s wet from being fresh milled.. this boot’s previous history of being around heavy machinery in conjunction with the not-smoothness of the saw became overwhelming.. they needed a break from the scene.. came back and shared their conclusion of wanting to not use the table saw at all.. I could tell it was a very emotional decision they had made, so I offered a hug to this new friend in a vulnerable state.. I looked them in the eyes and told them I’m proud of them for voicing their stance.. they expressed that they didn’t want me to work with the sticky saw either in concern for my safety as well.. how brave and considerate is this human?! <3
.. if there’s one thing that’s more important to me than the work, it’s the people.. gardening gardeners.. what’s a garden without the gardeners?.. when a teammate needs support, I want to be able to prioritize the human.. and here at Wheaton Labs, I feel supported, and I know the work will get done.. in my mind, the garden will happen when the gardeners are gardened..

..Enjoy the pics~!!!
7412B7D3-6B76-4A4E-9E50-9BF2C3C2DF0B.jpeg
Dinner
Dinner
8BBAF789-E286-4C1E-9B51-C78204558CDC.jpeg
Lara shines on
Lara shines on
3C4D7DCF-DDE3-45A8-93E8-9AAA2ED3C04B.jpeg
These guys
These guys
65785DB1-D076-469B-84E5-74C77E5C4E9E.jpeg
Paul at the love shack
Paul at the love shack
C76FF37A-2545-48D0-84CB-380726F09DBB.jpeg
Nine working hard on the flooring of the love shack
Nine working hard on the flooring of the love shack
33AC18DB-6A15-46B8-8C4C-DEE53D7C543F.jpeg
Milled with the sticky saw.. used some sawdust to reduce the friction
Milled with the sticky saw.. used some sawdust to reduce the friction
5B073D1E-1F1A-4477-AF5D-1D3454A0A704.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 5B073D1E-1F1A-4477-AF5D-1D3454A0A704.jpeg]
759369C6-EF4D-4306-BBFB-F5F500C0E791.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 759369C6-EF4D-4306-BBFB-F5F500C0E791.jpeg]
9A8AF038-B95C-44DF-8756-867B092CC09B.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 9A8AF038-B95C-44DF-8756-867B092CC09B.jpeg]
 
Dez Choi
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 206 (DAY 216, Saturday, 2021.3.13)
[Afternoon Entry]

.. a tiny tribute to all she does.. our dear Lara-ness.. the day seems longer when the morning is long.. instead of packing in the evening schedule with plans (like I used to do), these days, I plan to rise early and partake in soul building.. today’s morning was extra early because we saw Josiah off at the airport.. so I got up around 3am to do my morning routine, to leave by 5am.. until 11am, Lara and I ran errands around town.. admittedly, she did most of the work, and I simply tagged along.. what a rockstar.. I have a feeling something very positive will happen here at WL in the near future.. in no small part played by this magical human..

..Enjoy the pics~!!!
AF2314E9-5C5B-42EF-B574-C1BFB0E4F073.jpeg
Baking pie for pi day
Baking pie for pi day
F33BB454-E217-4389-8A55-7F31398211CB.jpeg
Coordinating stuff over the phone
Coordinating stuff over the phone
AFBCBA82-CC87-4802-A3C2-BAFC3C03A452.jpeg
All this with a smile on her face
All this with a smile on her face
9D1DC0E2-5333-4AEE-9D81-58F5159CFB5A.jpeg
And workers’ hands too
And workers’ hands too
22735302-0580-4062-BFFD-AB0E43A925A2.jpeg
My fav pic of her
My fav pic of her
AE557FDD-9EEC-4555-83E0-2A74497391CE.jpeg
What a fun drawing of animals wearing hats !
What a fun drawing of animals wearing hats !
 
Dez Choi
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 207 (DAY 217, Sunday, 2021.3.14)
[Morning Entry] ::MAGIC::

.. “do you believe in magic?” We discussed briefly, over breakfast.. pancakes and lingonberry sauce.. I used to think magic was tricky illusion; and that REAL MAGIC was merely a fanciful thing for the belief of fools’ spendings.. nowadays, I’m a fool who believes in real magic..!!.. its more of an emotional knowing than a logical understanding.. and that’s probably why it didn’t click or resonate for me in the past..
.. these days as I emphasize more focus on my being and the importance of feelings (rather than emphasizing logic), magic becomes more real in experience.. wow.. just simply wow.. wow is how magic is explained..
.. I’m being somewhat vague on purpose for sake of anonymity..

A touch that
knocks them
unconscious
  A voice that
  Tickles the room’s
  Laughter
A scent that
Hugs lungs
Closed eyes
An open heart
  Timing sings
  In chorus
  Faintly fading
Savor
Each morsel
Enjoy in joy
This magic moment

.. enjoy the pics-~!!!
B09E4638-05E7-4939-9FE0-9680037A24C4.jpeg
Rocket mass design Brain dump session with Nine turned into the whole table making contributions.. wow.. what a team-building time this was.. discussing permaculture innovations really excite me
Rocket mass design Brain dump session with Nine turned into the whole table making contributions.. wow.. what a team-building time this was.. discussing permaculture innovations really excite me
C7788A4D-6ED9-4384-974E-195531EFDDE5.jpeg
Page two.. hard to tell what’s going on just by looking.. basically, it’s a bench design that would potentially have some ducting just below ground level
Page two.. hard to tell what’s going on just by looking.. basically, it’s a bench design that would potentially have some ducting just below ground level
B5A1C657-D3E1-447F-AED7-F595B72FEEF9.jpeg
Sun bake duo
Sun bake duo
947F83B5-5CED-45F0-A119-C700D1E6689F.jpeg
Suns out guns (paws) out
Suns out guns (paws) out
D8F2426B-016B-49B0-B951-69C30B682EC5.jpeg
Roman numeral clocks feed my soul.. though I do dream of a day when I will look at no clocks for at least 365 days!
Roman numeral clocks feed my soul.. though I do dream of a day when I will look at no clocks for at least 365 days!
31E662AF-ABB0-40EA-AABD-20B2BB256403.jpeg
More birds with hats
More birds with hats
618341A7-1EDD-4319-A7F7-1C7BA691D654.jpeg
Josiah going to meet Jen five
Josiah going to meet Jen five
2F142830-D41E-45F2-B065-6C0BA23909F6.jpeg
Micro dancing session
Micro dancing session
A266D45F-2698-4957-8F95-4F02C1E914B3.jpeg
Greenhouse coming along
Greenhouse coming along
A759CBBE-8597-4C1C-9B80-25D05B49E66C.jpeg
Trench shadows
Trench shadows
EE487955-5394-450E-B904-DD16E74D7261.jpeg
[Thumbnail for EE487955-5394-450E-B904-DD16E74D7261.jpeg]
 
Dez Choi
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 8
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 208 (DAY 218, Monday, 2021.3.15)
[Morning Entry]

.. yesterday was “pi[e]” day.. I ate some.. and it was pretty yummy.. but was it yummy because of the sharing of the experience with the others in the community? .. there we were.. 6 or 7 of us in one room playing trivia question game about Einstein and Mathematical Pi.. while indulging in a sugary gooey crusty treat.. my favorite pie was the homemade pecan.. a close second was the vegan gluten free tart cherry.. surprisingly huckleberry third, followed by strawberry rhubarb.. thanks Lara for making it happen.. it’s moments like this that make a mark, subtly, gleefully.. in the community..
.. we labor to give birth to beautiful things here.. there’s inherent joy in the labor.. and then there’s dessert.. a celebration of a milestone reached.. that’s all we really do isn’t it—reach?.. stretch.. feel.. accept.. enjoy.. shine.. the voice that might say that I’m not reaching “enough” is a distraction from simply showing up as me.. growth is the byproduct of reaching.. and perfection is an idea.. so reach.. and celebrate that you have reached.. I praise your effort, and encourage your discipline of practicing your excellence, dear reader and self..!!’

.. enjoy the pics ~!!!
C5B27AE6-A463-4BE0-ACC4-B0F25F1B6F07.jpeg
Pies of love
Pies of love
3B4494B0-10B5-4106-8F55-A0F9CCA6ED33.jpeg
Sun up Belly up
Sun up Belly up
23EF21CA-AA40-423F-AAFE-785BEFDC4539.jpeg
Beautiful bright morning foyer
Beautiful bright morning foyer
34B6D175-5423-4859-959E-C536DD462AB8.jpeg
First aid learning
First aid learning
49924D8A-BD61-48CF-A05E-395094591BA2.jpeg
Vicious Fishes dominates in play.. Dr. Waldo cares not
Vicious Fishes dominates in play.. Dr. Waldo cares not
8539398E-9E85-4409-A571-1FA746C44197.jpeg
Zeek on a paradise island beach with palm trees
Zeek on a paradise island beach with palm trees
EC67805D-B2E4-48DA-9E48-F8D306987271.jpeg
Lara chose her plot :)
Lara chose her plot :)
B4579A60-F766-43A8-BA42-BF207F6280D6.jpeg
Nap cuddles
Nap cuddles
F48AA882-3756-49FB-BAA0-0F8CD54A32F3.jpeg
Cozy defined
Cozy defined
 
If you're gonna buy things, buy this thing and I get a fat kickback:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/t/bootcamp
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic