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 8
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 209 (DAY 219, Tuesday, 2021.3.16)
[Morning Entry]

.. I wrote an entry and my phone glitched.. consequently erasing the entry.. the summary is that yesterday was junk pole harvest everyone at the same time.. and then seeding peas at base camp..

.. enjoy the pics~!!!
F1AA6E2B-4808-47A1-BFC5-FDBDA0351258.jpeg
Junkpole harvest
Junkpole harvest
AFF9169A-9CFA-4814-9B77-5ACDF6DA61A5.jpeg
Nine being nine
Nine being nine
5D8DC496-ED06-4023-980E-D28BB1B4038D.jpeg
Waldo helping with seeding
Waldo helping with seeding
9B23D844-E793-4215-9162-D8EDF6EC67EA.jpeg
L being L
L being L
9ACFDFE7-986E-44CC-B878-EC5B595824C5.jpeg
Play dead
Play dead
0B03EC78-7063-4C68-BF93-C88DA15ABB4D.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 0B03EC78-7063-4C68-BF93-C88DA15ABB4D.jpeg]
D74F9EB6-75C7-49E8-87F4-4F27DA30AF73.jpeg
Volcano
Volcano
2D904E94-8264-4A9F-9592-29FF2A273253.jpeg
Friend rock
Friend rock
 
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 210 (DAY 220, Wednesday, 2021.3.17)
[Morning Entry]

THE WORK ... AM: shelf design at the shop, for automotive liquids.. working with E, a former engineer by study and trade.. I was studying to be an engineer before I left college.. so it’s kind of fun to communicate in the language of math or science with another person.. getting all technical with the details of a carpentry project is refreshing and exciting for the geek inside me.. as the cool guy inside me rolls his eyes and huffs a yawn..
... PM: tidy the library a little, by moving some boxes to the shop, to be organized/sorted.. I noticed E (my task buddy for the day) had trouble coming to terms with dealing with a pile of junk that someone else left behind—I relate to this sentiment completely.. it was a mish mash of random hardware and tools.. having to do someone else’s “homework” of organizing a completely avoidable mess-pile conjures, for me, a grumpy mood.. ALAS!!—i, personally, have found a way to overcome this somewhat negative mindset.. care to hear?.. if so, read on.. first, one must be willing to accept the grumpy mood and LOVE it, as is.. then, set a time limit and/or a quantity limit.. “I will address this much in this amount of time, for today.. because gosh darn it, this stuff makes me so grumpy..”.. or as the animated singing eyeball so accurately stated,  “put that back where it came from, or so help meeee~~..!” .. so we set limits, gave ourselves a high five for doing that much for today, then moved on to shelf building again.. and man!—E really went for it.. I found myself trying just to keep up with her refreshed enthusiasm level..! :)

... enjoy the pics~!!!
0770A18A-2462-49BC-A399-F52F8CFA7389.jpeg
Shelf area
Shelf area
CBF72E21-97AB-4A47-8DD2-A338BAFD60FF.jpeg
Previous design to model
Previous design to model
19924728-8665-42EA-B97F-74BE8C408EB7.jpeg
Cracking eggs
Cracking eggs
D2FBB4FB-9F90-4BB5-9A89-EF0B2BD11F78.jpeg
T T
T T
1A329A45-2A7B-4EC6-9B24-471E9F954B58.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 1A329A45-2A7B-4EC6-9B24-471E9F954B58.jpeg]
B27321E0-ACF7-49E2-BF42-4389EBC6097A.jpeg
Kittens!
Kittens!
10855809-BAA4-4D56-BD21-4FC9B05BC89C.jpeg
TT
TT
926FCD5C-AD9A-400E-92FD-E35FA5CE27AE.jpeg
Shelf design
Shelf design
147CC13A-0755-42FE-8B8B-9DC26F580A62.jpeg
Building side panels
Building side panels
3C268048-4D6F-4009-8567-3BBEFDC1D812.jpeg
A green smoothie for lunch
A green smoothie for lunch
EAABD9A3-199A-4A42-B4F2-94F9108D985D.jpeg
C and helper cat
C and helper cat
09991230-69FF-4B69-AB8B-DD40F6592784.jpeg
Meow rivets to repair a fuel can!
Meow rivets to repair a fuel can!
59372BD0-4E0C-41CE-B205-EFB9E1F48699.jpeg
Glass is loaded
Glass is loaded
183A8F14-6C24-4913-BCFF-0C1E34D31468.jpeg
Let there be
Let there be
95B210A5-5FFD-4274-918B-EC9694AAC506.jpeg
Light
Light
530C6691-A2D8-4766-8783-238E62CF6DDA.jpeg
9 and L install
9 and L install
3402246A-9462-473A-A8E4-9DD79B98C435.jpeg
Shelf analysis for ideas
Shelf analysis for ideas
 
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 211 (DAY 221, Thursday, 2021.3.18)
[Morning Entry]

... THE WORK—AM: organize the box truck, in preparation for moving more stuff in.. working with L, cleaning out a rat nest mansion with piles of you know what.. it was a “mice” time.. PM: shop automotive fluid shelf is built and ready to mount on the wall.. worked with L and E..

... enjoy the pics~!!!
4E582803-94E7-4BFA-86A6-8921FCD78F85.jpeg
Glass rack now at boneyard
Glass rack now at boneyard
2C372407-E41C-424D-9395-F8AB084F87E3.jpeg
On top of my nap
On top of my nap
4CCBFA73-0AF1-4C1A-A544-5F08ADF68C71.jpeg
Worm cats
Worm cats
9DFAFB8A-2E90-45B4-A74D-6287BFB954F3.jpeg
New lights in library
New lights in library
13DEB670-1C3E-490A-9DA3-7F84E265E41E.jpeg
A “love” note
A “love” note
08CB8EB7-9D92-440E-B46B-7FBCA4D40134.jpeg
Freckled eggs
Freckled eggs
4F3FBCDD-791B-4CCA-9191-CA85A13E7267.jpeg
Flowers in front of the house, volunteer
Flowers in front of the house, volunteer
E7DD900E-B7EB-42AB-87CC-3B1587C0FFA6.jpeg
Rats nest mansion
Rats nest mansion
0BF48889-BA7E-46DC-923D-9352E3B40181.jpeg
Zeek my audience
Zeek my audience
E8DB4936-AFD6-45AB-BC37-8D625DB61341.jpeg
Shelf!!!
Shelf!!!
 
Dez Choi
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 212 (DAY 222, Friday, 2021.3.19)
[Morning Entry]

... firewood harvest slam with the whole group.. on the way up the mountain, M and D champion in helping Doug through slippery ice.. branches, sand and sawdust make traction for the proper passage, then.. Doug overheats.. so they hike up about a mile on foot while I wait for Doug to cool down and drive him up to meet the crew of nine loading up Judy’s trailer.. working outdoors, as one team, on one task—there’s no other feeling like that.. welcome to permaculture d1sneyland.. :)

Enjoy the pics~!!!
BFC3D71B-8265-473B-91AB-1D6BFC9F6015.jpeg
E puts on the final touches, automotive shelf
E puts on the final touches, automotive shelf
B5D79727-D42B-4515-80D5-29435527190C.jpeg
Hang test
Hang test
DC6EC847-4917-4295-94D3-A4783FBE6A4F.jpeg
Hang test 2
Hang test 2
1D357468-9A79-4BE9-953F-2B7E1137940A.jpeg
Shelf crew!
Shelf crew!
09E4680B-89DD-44C0-AE44-852D06F9F47B.jpeg
Green on the berm at FPH !
Green on the berm at FPH !
FAD2B7F3-19E5-47BB-B449-2CD555B43CFE.jpeg
Doug overheat
Doug overheat
07C01E57-A1A4-4689-856A-4A8A4993A4F7.jpeg
Butterfly visit
Butterfly visit
79CC30F2-921E-434C-AC4E-A8A5D295F668.jpeg
Fred
Fred
96DCD458-79C3-4BF8-A115-686504D4373B.jpeg
Lara, M, Judy
Lara, M, Judy
F42DCD13-F4F1-45EE-905E-1B55F0C3C817.jpeg
Near to wilderness are we yet
Near to wilderness are we yet
4E9FD5D4-375D-48C8-987B-FACA39CDE2EB.jpeg
After work
After work
 
master gardener
Posts: 2529
Location: Maine, zone 5
1155
2
forest garden trees food preservation solar wood heat homestead
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ok, is it bad that I think that MATH hat is fantastic!  Likewise on the hang tests.  Thank you Dez.
 
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 213 (DAY 223, Saturday, 2021.3.20)
[Morning Entry]

... been thinking about identity these past few days.. I remember when I first arrived at WL, my belief was that identity lies in my work ethic.. in other words “how I show up to work/life”.. somewhere along the way a big challenge came my way—a relationship in my life became so distracting to me that I didn’t know who I was anymore.. sudden this other person had become all of my thoughts.. not healthy.. I’ve been down this road before.. sometimes the mind seeks a distraction or diversion when it needs to shift modes for a little while.. luckily I realized just how deep I had fallen into distraction mode, without completely losing my footing.. what awoke me from this delusional state was a night without dinner.. I went to bed hungry, to clear my mind.. yes, on purpose.. (as I write this, the song “clarity” plays in the FPH speaker.. interesting.. “if our love is insanity, why are you my clarity?”)..
... It’s safe to say that my mission in life is not to be distracted by relationships, but to enjoy relationships, while standing firm in my own identity.. so what is my identity?.. is identity simply my consciousness and present awareness?.. maybe it isn’t tied to my work ethic at all.. thus, I suppose, I begin again, the journey of finding my footing.. breathe.. I had attached myself to the idea that I needed this relationship in my life—there are a couple things about this idea that are red flags to me.. attachment and need.. both scream scarcity mentality; in abundance, there are no attachments or needs, because renewal and plenty are continuous things.. one thing is for sure that brings me a great peace: I am not my mind.. my mind may have many thoughts which can be observed without attachment.. I have everything I need already, and more.. such peace.. :)

... enjoy the pics~!!!
659DEC1A-6566-46D8-A770-671EA0E5B00B.jpeg
What a cool wallet! I’d like to make one like this
What a cool wallet! I’d like to make one like this
7648BF55-E814-4C32-BE02-34EA18B5AD76.jpeg
E grew these mushrooms. So cool
E grew these mushrooms. So cool
B97BBD5B-5A16-4F16-B485-158CCB081D2B.jpeg
Why such cute
Why such cute
05C32346-6E82-457A-9AA3-30B50B85A0C9.jpeg
I keep on fallin’
I keep on fallin’
526865E4-ED15-4264-9597-561E20A97CCA.jpeg
First time unloading the dump trailer.. called fred to ask for a few pointers.. turns out it’s pretty straightforward.. just a massive, powerful thing.. what an amazing contraption.. and the feeling of knowing I can do it again by myself if I need to..
First time unloading the dump trailer.. called fred to ask for a few pointers.. turns out it’s pretty straightforward.. just a massive, powerful thing.. what an amazing contraption.. and the feeling of knowing I can do it again by myself if I need to..
2790F659-E88B-4790-9D44-65B6D48A64A7.jpeg
M hard at work, researching sawmill repair
M hard at work, researching sawmill repair
3EB8DD89-8636-416E-9E26-B59475BDCE73.jpeg
New door for love shack..
New door for love shack..
46E2391E-3A37-4167-925C-7DC1348CB4BC.jpeg
Paul and Lara on a walk about
Paul and Lara on a walk about
3BDE4290-F66A-4878-861B-45483087E1E3.jpeg
Stocking wood
Stocking wood
E108D16F-9591-42CE-97BA-010CAFBFDC68.jpeg
Wood cutting station
Wood cutting station
47A8014F-ED2A-4B08-8699-96446A503730.jpeg
The view tho..
The view tho..
 
Dez Choi
master pollinator
Posts: 372
574
cat forest garden fungi trees tiny house books composting toilet building woodworking wood heat rocket stoves
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
POST 214 (DAY 224, Sunday, 2021.3.21)
[Morning Entry]

... yesterday was a day in town.. the drive, the time alone, the eye shopping.. gave me some refreshing perspective.. this ship has one captain.. the open sea is treacherous and marvelously beautiful..

... Enjoy the pics~!!!

63BCA8F6-421B-4842-A423-2C0AD556D6C3.jpeg
A dimly lit breakfast
A dimly lit breakfast
B54B2D64-1326-4069-B1A8-CBA6EE615D87.jpeg
Camel hair jacket for $8 wow
Camel hair jacket for $8 wow
8117C0FE-EA08-40E7-ACEC-68925E758633.jpeg
I want this hat, but the line was too long at the store.. maybe next time
I want this hat, but the line was too long at the store.. maybe next time
90E0353E-AFFB-4820-BD1E-A3966237BD9F.jpeg
Thank you Louis
Thank you Louis
C9EF5AC7-9931-4592-800D-BBF525886D14.jpeg
I wanted this jacket, but got the camel hair one instead for now
I wanted this jacket, but got the camel hair one instead for now
 
snakes are really good at eating slugs. And you wouldn't think it, but so are tiny ads:
100th Issue of Permaculture Magazine - now FREE for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/45/pmag
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic