Craig Brashers wrote:Paul,
I am interested. Please contact me via the email which you now have.
1: somebody with a lot of natural building skill and a lot of conventional building skill. This person arrives with all of their own tools, their own truck, will acquire materials on their own and need zero handholding or training. Can take ownership of a 30 day job and see to it that it gets done - no excuses. This person is $25 per hour.
2: a standard farm hand. Can build fence, do some light carpentry, simple welding, is excellent at chopping and stacking wood, is excellent at driving a tractor, hard working and reliable. Does not come with his own tools or truck. Can take ownership of a two day job and see to it that it gets done - no excuses. $10 per hour.
3: it might take a year or two of assisting a #1 or #2 to build up to "a standard farm hand."
I think a level 2 bee person will be paid to care for our current bees
and will set up lots of stuff to capture swarms and prepare to expand
our bee stuff in 20 different ways. Including thinking of cool stuff
so all of our bee stuff will be first class. This would include
figuring out what we should gather for materials. Everything done
should be with a thought toward the systems will do fine if three
years pass and nobody does anything.
I think a level 7 bee person will do everything that a level 2 bee
person will do, but will not need to be paid. Rather, they will have
a collection of business plans. Maybe bee DVDs. Maybe a gathering of
select bee people (so, the rocket mass heater innovators event, but
for bee people). A series of bee classes - beginner to advanced.
Developing a collection of PEP1 stuff for bees, solitary bees and
native pollinators. Innovations like a window in a lang hive. A
level 7 bee person will tell me how their presence on my land is gonna
make both us a fair bit of coin. I think a level 7 bee person will
come up with "super honey: miles from any sprays plus less than one
colony per 40 acres and oceans of polyculture nectar." A full list of
reasons why this honey is better than all other honey. SETTING the
bar for the best honey in the world.
I like the idea of what salatin calls "fiefdoms". Where somebody will
do a business on his land that is not only mutually beneficial to both
(all) parties, but while one person does their business, joel would
get a cut of the income. And then there would be 40 different
"fiefdoms" overlaying the entire property where each helps all the
others. This would be the rough format that a "level 7" would want.