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Akhu's Bootcamp Journey

 
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-Day 33-
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Perfect way to start the day.
Perfect way to start the day.
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Two magnificent fir trees at the Lab entrance
Two magnificent fir trees at the Lab entrance
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Library shelves I
Library shelves I
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Library shelves II
Library shelves II
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Library shelves III
Library shelves III
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Library shelves IV
Library shelves IV
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Library shelves V
Library shelves V
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Feat of strength, Brother Boot Robbie broke a hammer removing some very stubborn shelving :P
Feat of strength, Brother Boot Robbie broke a hammer removing some very stubborn shelving :P
 
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-Day 34- Sabbath/Rest
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A day for rest, reflection, and restoration. I&I give thanks to Great Spirit for everything in this life, and all my relations.
A day for rest, reflection, and restoration. I&I give thanks to Great Spirit for everything in this life, and all my relations.
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Breaking fast with some succulent tangerines.
Breaking fast with some succulent tangerines.
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Spotted a wild turkey today
Spotted a wild turkey today
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Turkey tracks
Turkey tracks
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Did some hiking today, checked out the Love Shack
Did some hiking today, checked out the Love Shack
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Mini rocket mass heater and desk
Mini rocket mass heater and desk
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Outside shot, its has a large solar panels on the other side for power and heavy duty batteries for energy storage.
Outside shot, its has a large solar panels on the other side for power and heavy duty batteries for energy storage.
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Deep snow, if you walk off the animal tracks it can be 3-4ft deep in some areas
Deep snow, if you walk off the animal tracks it can be 3-4ft deep in some areas
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Is that the ground I see!? First time seeing the Earth whilst at the Lab, Spring is coming.
Is that the ground I see!? First time seeing the Earth whilst at the Lab, Spring is coming.
 
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-Day 35-

- Phase IV Shop Restoration DONE!
- Overtime 6 hrs
- New Boots arrived tonight Logan & Dillon
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Nest labor / chopping wood for main house
Nest labor / chopping wood for main house
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Fully stocked wood supply
Fully stocked wood supply
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Today's shop condition before restoration
Today's shop condition before restoration
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Sun was shining bright today, felt great.
Sun was shining bright today, felt great.
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Second time seeing my spider buddy
Second time seeing my spider buddy
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ZONE FOUR DONE! FINALLY!
ZONE FOUR DONE! FINALLY!
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Zone I, II, III, IV RESTORED
Zone I, II, III, IV RESTORED
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Spät arbeiten, hart arbeiten. (Working late, working hard)
Spät arbeiten, hart arbeiten. (Working late, working hard)
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Waxing crescent Moon
Waxing crescent Moon
 
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-Day 36-

• Third week of doing shelves... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Organizing recyclables
Organizing recyclables
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Preparing a simple indian potato curry
Preparing a simple indian potato curry
 
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-Day 37-

• Constructed new cubbies in Auditorium, started work on workbench in Shop
• Finished tool rack in the Library
• Possibly starting transition into becoming an Ant
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Adjusting to Daylight savings time.
Adjusting to Daylight savings time.
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Finished tool rack in Library
Finished tool rack in Library
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Auditorium cubbies above bench
Auditorium cubbies above bench
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Cubbies under roundwood stairs
Cubbies under roundwood stairs
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Hanging out with my buddy Cloud
Hanging out with my buddy Cloud
 
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Philip Huerta wrote:-• Possibly starting transition into becoming an Ant



Awesome! Now the snow needs to melt so you can actually get to Ant Village!
 
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-Day 38-
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost
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Zen master Cloud :P
Zen master Cloud :P
 
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-Day 39-

Today marked my last day at Wheaton Labs.
Caravan fully loaded and safely out of the snowladen driveway,
I am off to another permaculture hub to continue and expand
my knowledge and experience.

I have learned so much about the human aspect of intentional community within a very short timespan.
What works, what doesn't work. A deep metaphysical principle that how we treat objects,
tools, animals, ourselves and each other is a direct reflection of our true inner selves.

I have gained core leadership experience in working with my boot Brothers, Chris, Dylan, Logan, Robbie, and my Ant Brother Jeremy.
I will always remember them and the goodtimes we had. I wish all of them Godspeed on their Journies.

I got to experience the spirit animal medicine of the area, and learned a great deal from the wildlife here at the Lab.
The turkey, squirrel, cat, dog, crow, osprey, and especially the deer.
They all offer powerful wisdom if one can observe with an open heart and mind.
I also witnessed the beauty of my first Montana winter, one which I will never forget.

I want to thank Paul and Jocelyn for inviting us into their household,
feeding us and giving us warm bunks to sleep in.
I would especially like to thank Jocelyn.
She was like a Tribal Mother to all of us and really made me feel at home.

Danke für alles.
Gott beschütze dich.
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The End ☯ The Beginning
The End ☯ The Beginning
 
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Philip Huerta wrote:-Day 39-

Today marked my last day at Wheaton Labs.



I'm so sorry to see you go! I hope you are able continue to share with us about your adventures and wherever life leads you. To quote the old Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
 
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Extra-ordinary effort and results there Philip. Many things I like about your postings: introvert, effort, organisation, hard work, perseverance, skill building, gratitude for Spirit and Nature. So many more.

Honestly your work around the shop et al is the stuff dreams are made of. Big Respect to you!
 
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