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BRK Day 48

Assembling the Junk Pole Fence (JPF) was the main task yesterday. Other tasks included Josiah fixing the pond with REX, black locust starter buckets, library organization, and maple tree starters planted.

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notching so a screw can reach the other side
notching so a screw can reach the other side
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pole pile rapidly disappearing
pole pile rapidly disappearing
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what black locust seeds look like
what black locust seeds look like
 
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BRK Day 49

Nice sunny day yesterday! Four of us harvested junk pole fence yesterday and in the afternoon; Rex got a workout, Apricot Alley got more mulch, and a couple of glass cloches were made from 1 gallon apple juice jugs.

Here's a video showing the most complete beginning section of the Alterton Abbey junk pole fence:

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chainsawing the burnt forest
chainsawing the burnt forest
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there are many surviving apricot trees -now they get a reward!
there are many surviving apricot trees -now they get a reward!
 
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BRK Day 50

uuuhhhh....late night after a couple of card games and a two hour later rough design layout (design on what???  it's a secret for later)....

....over slept a bit....now, let see.... oh, the pictures I took yesterday suggests that we cleaned the shop, or atleast the first 25 feet and fitted junk pole into the Alterton Abbey Junk Pole fence  BUT more importantly, Paul bought us all huckleberry pie (we reluctantly saved him a piece:)) ...a second team staid at base camp and I heard a rumor some vent pipe was sawed, a window quilt is nearing completion, vetch was planted, and more glass cloches were made.



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under the bench clean out
under the bench clean out
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using thin ones for the best fit
using thin ones for the best fit
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....and here is the daily progress picture on the Alterton Abbey Fence
....and here is the daily progress picture on the Alterton Abbey Fence
 
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BRK Day 51

Had a little fun yesterday besides junk pole fencing....
....a tall live tree fell over Fred's Deep Roots lot road, so we debarked it, cut it to size, and propped it off the ground. Then we planted Fred's Deep Roots plot with many different types of plants...I planted grapes from his Mom's vineyard.

Oh yeah, I began the game cameras' maintainer yesterday too!

...finally, I had a little time to design  -what? no, only my supporters get to see my design process  -I'll post how to support my efforts here at Wheaton Labs late tomorrow!



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...a bear visited and ate Freds compost material
...a bear visited and ate Freds compost material
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now thats a long pole across the road
now thats a long pole across the road
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soon to be new images on the game cam thread
soon to be new images on the game cam thread
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a general design consideration for RMH and passive solar devices
a general design consideration for RMH and passive solar devices
 
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BRK Day 52

Yesterday I did a little nest labor before heading out to Upper Wheaton Labs. I've named my acre in upper Wheaton Labs: "On Narrow Pond"  I send my supporters pictures and videos of what I am doing there -thank you William Shlegel and Greg Martin!

Here's some nice pictures for the rest of you:



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grape seeds from Tularosa
grape seeds from Tularosa
 
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wow it's late!  anyways, here's my patreon page and an even better libreapay.com page

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libreapay

and of course, my paypal account email is also an option: orin.noch at gmail

These pages will look better and better over time....I just need some sleep for tomorrow now!

....remember, send me material support like William and Greg did and I'll show you my activities On Narrow Pond. Design process and overall design for the acre or a project information would require regular monthly support....design is where it really happens first!

have a good night and be careful of who sneezes on you!
 
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BRK Day 53

Here's a four stick method to find solar south. Use this to find south south instead of compass magnetic south if you want to use passive solar (or active PVC solar for that matter).

You can see from the pictures, the person who thought their pole building was oriented south was off about 13 to 15 degrees  -a significant error for both active and passive solar! Magnetic south changes over time; solar south is always solar south!

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get four sticks and put one in the ground vertically at 9:58am and place the second stick at the end of the shadow of the first stick at 10am
get four sticks and put one in the ground vertically at 9:58am and place the second stick at the end of the shadow of the first stick at 10am
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then at 2pm, place the third stick and the end of the shadow of the first stick
then at 2pm, place the third stick and the end of the shadow of the first stick
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now place a four stick, a shovel handel in this case, from the base of second stick to the base of the third stick. the shovel handel is parallel with solar south
now place a four stick, a shovel handel in this case, from the base of second stick to the base of the third stick. the shovel handel is perpendicular with solar south
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one can now see, the pole structure is not oriented to solar south and is about 13 to 15 degrees off -not okay!
one can now see, the pole structure is not oriented to solar south and is about 13 to 15 degrees off -not okay!
 
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I think there is a BB for finding solar south.
 
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Have you accounted for the hour shift (Daylight Savings Time)?
 
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That's a clever thing, didn't realise how different solar south was to magnetic south. I understand the two hours before, then two hours after noon measurements, but would it need to be solar noon, rather than 12 on the clock?
 
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