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!!! Taylor&Zach’s Bootcamp Journey

 
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Goodmorning permies,
   Yesterday I was super tired because we picked up Dave from the airport. However, it’s always exciting when a new boot joins the group! I started off the morning with some coffee, oats and fruit. Then we headed to the lab to work at the Abbey. There we finished cobbing and began the limewash over the finished layer of cob. For lunch Cass made us a smoothie with berries, chia seeds and greens. For the afternoon we continued work at the Abbey, removing the back deck for one that will keep the water away from the house. Jen and I couldn’t stop laughing for just no reason at all. After the day at the Abbey, I had dinner, which consisted of a stir fry and some eggs. Then Cass made me some more chocolate mousse which really hit the spot. At the end of the day we relaxed by our camp, sitting by the fire reading and enjoying the forest surrounding us. Monday flew by!
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Wharf
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Prepping the lime
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Limewashing!
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Taking the deck apart
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The deck has been disassembled
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Fixing up our fire pit
 
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Goodmorning everyone,
  Yesterday was a chilly morning at the lab. We arose and had breakfast(coffee&fruit). I helped Cass with FPH maintenance in the am and then during the afternoon was at the Abbey. We completed some more limewash layers, made cobb for the outside of the wofati and planted some garlic. Then it was taco tuesday for dinner and we all ate together! Before bed, we watched the sunset, read a little and drank herbal tea.
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Flowers!
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Gert!
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Cass
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Tea
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Limewashing
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Making cob
 
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Hey everyone,
 Yesterday we spent most of the day at the Abbey cleaning up, working on the deck, limewashing and prepping the finished cobb for the outside. It’s so hot and dry here which is different from what I’m used to. After the work day we made a fresh salad for dinner. We went to a river to cool off before we headed back to the lab. At the lab we relaxed and did some research. The idea of ancestry combined with herbalism and permaculture is something that piques my interest and that I’m increasingly expanding my understanding of. We then headed to bed to ensure that we were rested for today. The heat is definitely hard on the body. Tomorrow is Friday!! I hope everyone is having a lovely week:’)
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Zach covered in limewash
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Limewash!
 
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Hey everyone,
  Yesterday it was hot and dry, summer is here!. We started the day off with coffee and eggs. Then we headed to the Abbey and cobbed, limewashed and worked on the deck. I did some cleaning of window areas to prep for the outside layer of cobb as well. Then in the afternoon I assisted Cass with some maintenance stuff. After work we made a salad with peanut sauce which was so yummy. To end the night off we hung out by the fire and did some yoga. Then it started down pouring which was so necessary for the forest and plants. We listened to the rain in our tent as the sky roared and shot electricity down to the earth with lightning.
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Cat family
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Floor!
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Hey everyone,
  Its the weekend! Yesterday it downpoured and the power wound up going out for a good portion of the morning. The Abbey is getting closer to completion everyday. After the work day I treated myself to a rare nap before ending the night by playing Monopoly.!
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Games!
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Cass
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Hey everyone,
  This weekend we went for a hike that lead to a magnificent lake. It’s always nice to swim in natural bodies of water. We also made our way to Missoula to run some errands. It rained all weekend which the plants were in desperate need of. The weekends always go so fast.!
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