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Owen Hablutzel came by. Kristie has been itching to grill him on going hayless, so she took him around the laboratory.
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I found this pic on my camera. Jesse and Ryan from ... was that two weeks ago?
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Forest meadow is good eatin ...
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The new tipi that ryan and jesse put up - and you can kinda see the first tipi in the background
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Ryan and Jesse posing for their future album. We were trying to see if we could that cool tipi picture again - but maybe clearer (and the tipi was currently suffering a pig infestation).

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Headed to the next task with the trac hoe
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So much to build .... and I haven't unpacked my sawmill yet. This is a pooper and a workbench - some assembly required.
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Did that plant have hairy foliage or was it smooth?

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:More pics from yesterday.

Going back today with Montana plant books in hand to brush up on my plant i.d. skills.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:We now have pigs on TL



Are you simply using the acreage as a feeding ground for the pigs, or do you have some design intent on this particular ground after the pigs have worked it over? What is the paddock size the pigs are on? What feed, if any, are you supplementing for their diet? Is the electric fence direct grid tie in, or are you using a remote solar panel to charge your controller? What variety of pigs do you have? how many? where did you buy them and how much?

Thanks,

 
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The chickens and the pigs tend to follow Kristie everywhere
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I have seen goats milked many times. But Kristie is the fastest goat milker. Bubba keeps the goat steady.
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pooper is still under construction
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wofati area starting to get dug out
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Makin tamarack shakes. Charlie is holding the fro with the home-made handle.

Bob realizes there is only one way to get charlie's job.
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Thanks for sharing. I love seeing the animals and the experiments you are starting in The Lab.

I'm looking forward to seeing more construction photos and the finished pooper and wofati. What type of floor will the wofati have?

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Bob wasn't holding on when I have the cart an extra bump
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Steven Feil wrote:Did that plant have hairy foliage or was it smooth?

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:More pics from yesterday.

Going back today with Montana plant books in hand to brush up on my plant i.d. skills.



Smooth leaves. It's arrowleaf balsamroot.
 
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(: Awesome pics!! I think i'm turnin green over here! wish I was there now!
 
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Tim Southwell wrote:

Are you simply using the acreage as a feeding ground for the pigs, or do you have some design intent on this particular ground after the pigs have worked it over? What is the paddock size the pigs are on? What feed, if any, are you supplementing for their diet? Is the electric fence direct grid tie in, or are you using a remote solar panel to charge your controller? What variety of pigs do you have? how many? where did you buy them and how much?



design: there is a buffet of desires that all fit in between short term and long term. At this moment, I am glad that pigs are here. In time, I hope that the systems with the pigs are optimized more than they are now.

paddock size: I know that one of the earliest paddocks was about an acre. For seven pigs, I like the idea of paddocks that are about two acres.

feed: I saw kristie give them some goats milk.

fence: battery powered. The hottest battery zapper premier sells.

variety: no clue - maybe tim or kristie will chime in because these are their pigs.
 
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Julie Anderson wrote: What type of floor will the wofati have?



I am thinking that it will be an oiled earthen floor. Kinda like what is described in the book "Just Enough"
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Makin tamarack shakes. Charlie is holding the fro with the home-made handle.

Bob realizes there is only one way to get charlie's job.



It's the froe bros!
 
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Congratulations, Paul. You can come visit my farm in Ky. someday if I can come visit yours! I know how exciting it is to get land to call home. I am envious of you having all that room -- I would be dying to add bison, if they were not already there. Even if cattle ranchers killed some, some might survive.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation restored elk to the region I live (southeast Ky), and having elk is great -- I see elk now, and not to mention other animals.
That bush might be gooseberries, not currants. The gooseberries have stickers on the stems more than the currants.
I read that elk are really good for the health or riverbanks out west too.
It's a lot more fun if it is paid off too. I got my place paid off, and so now I can be a curmudgeon hermit if I choose.
Crazy Horse is my hero. If I lived out there, I would raise painted horses to ride and become an Indian.
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"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid."

Someone's coming to show Tim how to be Han Solo.
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Did the Wookie mechanic come with it?
 
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Pretty sure Wookies, droids, princesses in distress, Jedi knights, and quad laser cannons cost extra.

"If I may say so, sir, I noticed earlier the hyperdrive motivator has been damaged. It's impossible to go to lightspeed."
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I like to honk the horn.
 
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I better take the "Don't Text and Dig" pledge.

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Jack Spirko stopped by today
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Charlie driving first hybrid e-cart with portable generator
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Goats attempting to nurse a pickup
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Shakes for the pooper roof
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Great pics, Bob! The shakes have all been moved over to the pooper and are actually getting nailed on now.
 
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Here is Paul trying the sawmill.

 
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Here's one of Adrian, Paul W and RJ.
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Before we got the mill going, there was a bit of work to do with electricity.

 
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With awesome work by Tim, Charlie, RJ and Paul Redmond the tack shed is now hippie habitat! It still needs insulation and some other work, though Rebecca Holman said it was comfortable and Mike Oehler slept there last night.

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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:More pics from yesterday.

Going back today with Montana plant books in hand to brush up on my plant i.d. skills.



These lovely blossoms turned into these berries picked by Sonya this morning: june berries/service berries/saskatoons.
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Adrien and his wife Sonya were here
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The wheel bracket for both wheels got bent. We called Norwood and they say we are the first to experience this. They are upgrading their designs and send us out two sets of replacements immediately.

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When the two sets arrived, Tim took one apart and welded to the other. Norwood sent along a couple of hats too. Tim thinks Norwood really stepped up and thinks their stuff is extremely well built. And he likes their hats too.
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