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On Narrow Pond in Ant Village

 
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Hi Mark,

I missed meeting you; sorry about your dog. Will you return soon?

The very rocky ground protected by a 3' over hang, adding still more rock beneath beneath the plates, and making sure any surface water flows away from the plates will result in a drier piece of wood then one buried in a hole.  I could've placed my upright members on large stone but that would require more tractor time than I want to spend.

I am not certain of all of Jeremy's plans. I know he put in a rubble trench foundation.

My bracing will be of the classic V variety. You can see from the plate I've placed uprights every six feet (which is appropiate given their 5 to 7" diameters). Addtionally, there will be two lofts and a two foot shelf at 7' off the ground (done correctly, these will further lock the uprights together).

I see I didn't anwer your inner plates question initially. If you notice the north and south plates have side notches in the middle. The side notches is where I will place an inner plate but that inner plate is for my floor which will tie the plates together east to west.

If the ground sinks, I jack up the plate and insert a rock as needed.
 
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dug a little trench, leveled and squared the north plate, finished the third and final upright of the south wall
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north plate set
north plate set
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line down the center of mass makes the face look off
line down the center of mass makes the face look off
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ready to stand up
ready to stand up
 
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Yeah I plan to return in October for the RMH jamboree; the old dog didn't like this new trick, she wasn't eating or drinking enough and got pretty weak, but once back home she is eating/drinking normally again and has recovered. In October I'll leave her with a dog sitter.

I walked around the lab looking at potential spots to put down my stake, hopefully there's still some space over on the east side of Pascal road, but I'm not sure if certain spots are already taken or if the Ant program gets certain spots and deep roots other spots.
 
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Mark, glad to hear you're persistent about coming. You can see why I was so non-commital when you first posted On Narrow Pond; so many things can happen to change plans.  I warm up when people actually show up and manage to stay past 4 months.

Glad your dog is happier.

It is my understanding that if you take the Ant path instead of the Deep Roots path, an Ant can only take a plot inside of Ant Village. It is my understanding that if you choose the Deep Roots path, you can choose plots inside or outside Ant Village.

Paul is the one that should reply to that question because I wanted to help clean up Ant Village by taking a plot there with old structures.

If you are buying into Deep Roots instead of paying with two years, I don't think the rules are any different; please ask Paul for clarification.

Good luck on your return in October.
 
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slow going....east plate 2/3rds notched...leaving the last notch till after the 1st notch was fittted.

yep. it fit.  ....more importantly, stabilizes like I had imagined it would.

atleast the female squirrels come to visit...naw, she knows better, I don't share my food casually with wild creatures unless they walk on two legs (which I am sure she would try if she could read).
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my roommate thinks I'll feed her if she doe eyes me
my roommate thinks food will appear if she doe eyes me
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center line based on center of gravity
center line based on center of gravity
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named these pin knobs
named these pin knobs
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east plate two thirds done
east plate two thirds done
 
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