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I am talking to jocelyn, cassie, evan, sharla and kai about stuff that might happen here for january and february.

I am thinking that there are lots of folks that would be interested in come out for a couple of nights to experience running and basking in the glow of a rocket mass heater. Plus maybe a tour.

I think there might be other folks that like the idea of getting together with a dozen permies and trying their hand at some permie-like things.

 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out and spend two nights in the tipi for, say, $100 ($50 per night).

 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out for six nights and be part of a big slumber party in wofati 0.8. Build experiences with junkpole fence, sawmill stuff, building three log benches, maybe make a skiddable structure, put up a cord of firewood, run some rocket mass heaters .... maybe build some log/stick furniture ... maybe do a little indoor cob work ... maybe carve a wooden spoon ... maybe build some mallets ... maybe butcher a critter ... maybe build a rock jack ... stuff ... No cost other than trading experiences for artifacts.

 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out and spend five nights in the tipi for, say, $200 ($40 per night).
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out and spend two nights in the red cabin for, say, $80 ($40 per night). (the red cabin is currently getting insulated and should have Peter's "minnie mouse" rocket mass heater installed soon)
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out and spend five nights in the red cabin for, say, $150 ($30 per night).
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out and spend two nights in the love shack for, say, $80 ($40 per night). (the love shack is insulated and should have Erica's "waterbug" rocket mass heater installed soon)

 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out and spend five nights in the love shack for, say, $150 ($30 per night).
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you like the idea of slapping down some cash now for staying here at these rates, but you wanna come by in a few years when things are more mature.
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to part with $100, get a bunk in allerton abbey and try out the gapper program, spending time helping the ants or working on bounties.
 
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Are children allowed?
 
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Matu Collins wrote:Are children allowed?


If I were going to come I'd prefer to come without my children but they'd be seriously bummed. They're following ant village with interest.

I'm in the "lock in your prices now" camp, if any. The tipi and Allerton Abbey would be my picks.
 
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six nights... big slumber party... sawmill stuff... put up a cord of firewood, run some rocket mass heaters .... maybe build some log/stick furniture. trading experiences for artifacts.


Man, that sounds like a blast. I'd be there for sure, if I could earn enough points with the wife (leaving her alone with the kids is a lot to ask). When they're bigger, it'll be more feasible. In the meantime, I hope this happens so I can enjoy it vicariously.
 
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In other news: Evan told me he is interested in working with others to get a bunch of pep1 stuff done. So it seems like there could be a pep1 gathering to flesh out the pep1 program and start creating the artifacts for pep1.


Are children allowed?


I think supervised children have always been allowed. If your child is eaten by a mountain lion, then I guess your child was not supervised. And if your child comes to me crying, I promise to introduce your child to anything that will make me laugh when you get pissed about it. Porn is the first thing that comes to mind.

Maybe it would be cool to set up events with kids and without kids.

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I like the idea that if we have 30 or 40 people that wanna come out for different scenarios, then ants can open up to the idea of facilitating such a thing. As is, they are concerned that if they take on a scenario that it is possible that nobody will wanna come. Or that people don't wanna come in the winter. I think that for the next few years we will get far more people coming in the winter just because they will want to experience rocket mass heater stuff and, later, ATI stuff.


 
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Mike Cantrell wrote:I hope this happens so I can enjoy it vicariously.


Hmmmm .... maybe that should be a whole nuther aspect. Maybe there could be a bit of kickstarter-like thing for videos of something like this. Maybe somebody like sharla could say that if she raises $1000 then she would make a video of the thing.

Maybe another aspect is to provide tools/toys to be seen through this vicarousness?

Maybe suggestions on what you would like to see people do in a video?

 
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Click on the thumbs up for this post if you wanna be part of "dog week" where people with dogs come with their dogs. And something resembling a dog yard is created - so that all future dog folks can have an awesome dog camp.

 
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Click on the thumbs up for this post if you would want to come out for "singles week" or "singles weekend".
 
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Click on the thumbs up for this post if you like the idea of a slumber party (mentioned above) but just for two nights instead of a week.

 
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Click on the thumbs up for this post if you wanna work with junkpole. Maybe junkpole fence. Maybe rock jacks.
 
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Click on the thumbs up on this post if you wanna try your hand at green woodworking. Maybe making mallets, spoons, chairs ... playing with the mortise and tennon stuff.
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wannt play with the sawmill. Maybe drop a tree, limb it, get the log to the sawmill, saw it, and sticker it.
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna rack up some chainsaw time. Dropping trees and limbing them. Maybe make a three log bench.
 
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click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna participate in building a skiddable structure. Maybe a skiddable woodshed.
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna be part of building a porta-cabin. Like the love shack.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Click the thumbs up on this post if you would like to come out for six nights and be part of a big slumber party in wofati 0.8. Build experiences with junkpole fence, sawmill stuff, building three log benches, maybe make a skiddable structure, put up a cord of firewood, run some rocket mass heaters .... maybe build some log/stick furniture ... maybe do a little indoor cob work ... maybe carve a wooden spoon ... maybe build some mallets ... maybe butcher a critter ... maybe build a rock jack ... stuff ... No cost other than trading experiences for artifacts.]


I like this. I feel like there is a major lack of permaculture courses focusing on what you can do with your land/time/resources during a cold snowy winter. A course centered around permaculture projects that can be accomplished despite a few feet of snow on the ground.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Click on the thumbs up for this post if you wanna be part of "dog week" where people with dogs come with their dogs. And something resembling a dog yard is created - so that all future dog folks can have an awesome dog camp.



And, FOLKS, don't forget to click on the Pick Up After The Dogs Week to help clean up after your furry friends, LOL
 
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six nights and be part of a big slumber party in wofati 0.8.


This! Oh my. Somehow work never sounded so good.
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna come out for a week with kids
 
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For the worriers- Winter is an ideal time for farmers to visit. During the growing season I couldn't leave for a week. Maybe a day will come when I have really awesome long term wwoofers, maybe when my kids are old enough they'll run the place for me while I go gallivanting around, but for now I'm needed here. I bet I'm not the only farmer like that. Us farmers tend to not have lots of travel cash on hand, important consideration too, but we'd bring our kids to wheaton labs before we brought them to Disney, that's for sure.

Winter is a slower, cozier time. Tea and property design dreaming.

We permie homeschoolers still tromp around outside most of the time even in winter.

 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna come out and build some pep1 skills.
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna come out for "purple week" (and all that that implies).
 
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Click the thumbs up on this post if you wanna come out for a "jack spirko week" - for fans of jack (I doubt we could actually get jack out here, but if enough people come, we might).
 
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Evan and Sharla are all over this! See the plans and opportunities for events in January through March at:

http://www.permies.com/t/52318//PEA-Workshops-Permaculture-Experience-Ava.



Hope to see folks coming out!
 
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