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In the last picture (rue), do I see Japanese honeysuckle? If so, is that an issue for you?
 
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Sometimes when I look too long, I see pink elephants!  ...but you'd have to ask Fred what he thinks of Japanese honeysuckle as it is his plot!  So Paul, are you ready to help support On Narrow Pond?  Come on now, no need to just be minimally involved, go for it!
 
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BRK Day 62
uh-oh. lost my phone yesterday and the pictures that went with it!  We did hugel kulture bed material gathering, some hugel building, then I got to plant potatoes......while planting, there were a number of things that germinated: the peas I planted in my very first planting, fava beans, and brassicas  -no carrots yet!

So here's a few pics from the past I haven't posted yet!

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yarrow early stage crushed applied for bleeding
yarrow early stage crushed applied for bleeding
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yarrow end of life stage smells like menthol
yarrow end of life stage smells like menthol
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walking onions are growing all over Wheaton Labs!
walking onions are growing all over Wheaton Labs!
 
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> lost phone...

Ouch. How deep is it buried? Any hope?


Best luck.
Rufus
 
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Rufus Laggren wrote:> lost phone...
Ouch. How deep is it buried? Any hope?   ...



its final resting place is a mystery but I suspect it is at the bottom of a slash pile aka clear cut brush pile where we got hugel material


 
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BRK Day 63

We put up 84 feet of horizontals yesterday around Alterton Abbey on the east side while Jennifer and Josiah built hugels on the west side. After lunch, we sculpted the berm sheds south end roof and removed rag weed from the road front of base camp.

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hugel discussion
hugel discussion
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actual completed hugel kulture beds
actual completed hugel kulture beds
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more hugel discussion....good to hear the ideas!
more hugel discussion....good to hear the ideas!
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flat tire
flat tire
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rag weed removal
rag weed removal
 
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BRK Day 64

YeeHaw!!! we made it to Saturday....a few hours of nesting labor before noon then let the innovating begin...Josiah made many pizza's last night in the rocket oven which we completely destroyed in a few moments

Here is the hugel kulture beds being made on the west side of Alterton Abbey:



That's right!  now Jen and Josiah will have a large garden on upper Wheaton Labs!
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Clayton Johnathan and me selected four smaller verticals from these piles for three different 12 foot sections of fence
Clayton Johnathan and me selected four smaller verticals from these piles for three different 12 foot sections of fence
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one section up and Clayton got his section up
one section up and Clayton got his section up
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then came berm shed sculpting and knap weed removal
then came berm shed sculpting and knap weed removal
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then it was time for a little game camera action
then it was time for a little game camera action
 
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BRK Day 65

Made it to Missoula after some nesting labor in the morning; nice to get out once in a while!

Here's some unposted pics to review the week  -my material supporters will get an update Monday morning at the least of On Narrow Pond's activities!
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East side Alterton Abbey new small horizontals up!
East side Alterton Abbey new small horizontals up!
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flat tire maybe get a solid type
flat tire maybe get a solid type
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the rocket water heater plumbing system has been fixed!
the rocket water heater plumbing system has been fixed!
 
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BRK Day 66

late post today: youtube uploads for my material supporters of what is occurring On Narrow Pond took really long... here's some nice pics for the rest of you:

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Alterton Abbey East Yard
Alterton Abbey East Yard
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Alterton Abbey East Gate
Alterton Abbey East Gate
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south berm shed end before final sculpting
south berm shed end before final sculpting
 
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BRK Day 67

Yesterday went so fast I didn't notice it until dinner time!  

After the junk pole fence building in morning, we broke up into teams. Fred, Jen, and me removed a very large tree from the upper road in twelve foot sections...later I did a little chop and drop.
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Whole crew in one vehicle
Whole crew in one vehicle
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just the air compressor and nail gun missing from pic
just the air compressor and nail gun missing from pic
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three teams large two horizontals team, 4 small vertical and third horizontal team, and the final smallest loose verticals
three teams large two horizontals team, 4 small vertical and third horizontal team, and the final smallest loose verticals
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the first wo horizontal team
the first wo horizontal team
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final smallest verticals team
final smallest verticals team
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east side fence shaping up!
east side fence shaping up!
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