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Hi Paul and Hilary,

wow, people are reading my posts??? this is a good thing right?

anyways, when you try this yourselves, you will find your east-west lines are very similar even a few minutes from solar noon....I tell people 10am and 2pm and wait to see if they ask about time zones....did you know at certain times of the year at the equator, there are no shadows at noon?

you will also find that you don't have to pick two times before and after solar noon...just wait 20 minutes between your second and third stick  -try it, you'll see the east-west line accuracy is only slightly off...but can you notice the difference between??? have you experimented with this method???  Experimentation is where it's at, not on my silly thread :]

...and finally, if you really want an absolutely perfect east to west line,  on the morning of the winter solstice, upon sunrise, place your second stick. Then just before sunset place your third stick. With this East - West line, no one can argue about when solar noon really is nor what time zone they are in!

hmmmm....I wonder what quality of information my supporters are getting???  how about you Paul? how about you Hilary?  ...is it worth a cup of tea or coffee?
 
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BRK Day 54

We had a good day yesterday! We did a little junk pole fence, some prep work so Rex can do hugels in front of Alterton Abbey, and we examined the small hugel kulture beds at Alterton Abbey  -Fred found morrells!, strawberries are growing leaves, onions are walking, and garlic is growing!

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tooled and about to be placed
tooled and about to be placed
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finished bit....
finished bit....
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...and the open expanse beyond!
...and the open expanse beyond!
 
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BRK Day 55

Yes!!! Kerry Rodgers is now one of my material supporters!  He'll be getting the weekend non-public video links with design and work content from On Narrow Pond just as William and Greg have been  -Thank you Kerry, such donations provide an extra morale bump when a person becomes a little weary in addition to much needed items!



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planted some black mulberry seeds at Fred's Deep Roots plot
planted some black mulberry seeds at Fred's Deep Roots plot
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this oregon grape on Fred's Deep Roots plot is looking pretty sturdy this spring
this oregon grape on Fred's Deep Roots plot is looking pretty sturdy this spring
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did some more camera work in the afternoon
did some more camera work in the afternoon
 
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BRK Day 56

Big day yesterday!!! I'll let the pictures do the talking!

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after clear cuts slash piles are usually burnt...but we had another idea
after clear cuts slash piles are usually burnt...but we had another idea
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first and second loads before lunch time
first and second loads before lunch time
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...for lunch break...
...for lunch break...
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last of first load on to three hugel beds
last of first load on to three hugel beds
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first layer of trunks for three hugel beds
first layer of trunks for three hugel beds
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first layer of branches added to three hugel beds
first layer of branches added to three hugel beds
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...second layer of dirt added by Rex
...second layer of dirt added by Rex
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second layer of Trunks
second layer of Trunks
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foooood! thank you Jennifer!
foooood! thank you Jennifer!
 
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BRK Day 57

We did some hugel bed building and junk pole fence building at Alterton Abbey then returned to base camp to do some clean up and repairs.

Remember those kiwi cuttings???  Well, they were planted!  So here begins a series of short videos showing this process by a professional!



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remember those grass rhizomes we put on the sandy berm roof? they grew!
remember those grass rhizomes we put on the sandy berm roof? they grew!
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here is the third layer of logs and branches for hugel one and two at Alterton Abbey
here is the third layer of logs and branches for hugel one and two at Alterton Abbey
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here is hugel three and four at Alerton Abbey
here is hugel three and four at Alerton Abbey
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junk pole rain dance
junk pole rain dance
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the junk pole fence update
the junk pole fence update
 
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BRK Day 58

Friday brought two new Boots!  Welcome Clayton, Niki and her son Jackson!

More mulching on Apricot Alley and planting on Fred's Deep Roots plot, and then some base camp clean up.

here's more on potting rooted kiwi cuttings:
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quality control coming to inspect the mulch
quality control coming to inspect the mulch
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 while planting May Pops, Fred found a few things...
while planting May Pops, Fred found a few things...
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...any zooarchaeologists out there know what this is?
...any zooarchaeologists out there know what this is?
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...and morels!
...and morels!
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end of the day base camp clean up!
end of the day base camp clean up!
 
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BRK Day 59

Here's the third part of planting the rooted kiwis

 
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BRK Day 60

Our new crew did junk pole harvesting together for the first time followed by the FPH garden tour, planting, and Rocket Stove Water Heater plumbing work.

Here's the final video clip for Kiwi Cuttings Rooted Planted:


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whoa the whole crew getting junk pole
whoa the whole crew getting junk pole
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oooh... see pretty flowers that also produce food
oooh... see pretty flowers that also produce food
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oh yes you can
oh yes you can
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good for a couple of showers for one night...more parts tomorrow
good for a couple of showers for one night...more parts tomorrow
 
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BRK Day 61

We started putting on the lower and upper horizontals yesterday and then we planted on Fred's Deep Roots plot  -wow! he is going to have a lot of food if even half of the seeds grow!  ...that's the reward he gets for all his hard work with Boots and many other things  (just as Josiah and Jennifer are banking fish for all their hard work by taking care of so many Boot logistics)!

I invited all four of the new boots to do a design brainstorming meeting at 7pm Mon-Thurs night  -one of them is about to release his first designed item!

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planted all the tiny black mulberry seeds and now on to the pomegranates!
planted all the tiny black mulberry seeds and now on to the pomegranates!
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here is meadow rue -its rosette style early leafs demanded my attention...
here is meadow rue -its rosette style early leafs demanded my attention...
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but the rosette grouping isn't really a rosette as one can see a few days later...
but the rosette grouping isn't really a rosette as one can see a few days later...
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...even later, the leaves really spread out
...even later, the leaves really spread out
 
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