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Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamp

 
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Good Morning! Hi Mark! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying seeing the progress on the Bermshed. There was a decent amount of deconstruction we had to do, because some of the old posts were rotten and had to be replaced.

Day 80

This is a morning video I took, and it's pretty dark around half past six i the morning.



These are instructions for the laundry and dryer at the Fisher Price House at Basecamp. The dryer is rarely used, because even during Autumn, Winter, and bad weather, clothes can be dried inside on drying racks.



I forgot to take a picture of the baked apples Jocelyn made last night for Tiki Tuesday, so I don't think this picture of the leftover baked apples in the fridge does them justice.



I thought the morning was quite nice today; I felt that it was the kinda cold that makes fog particularly shiny, like ice crystals were in the fog making it reflective and glittery!





We did some Shop cleaning and organizing this morning.





Josiah, Austin, and Ron spent today on the Bermshed.



I started and finished peeling another big tree all by myself! It took me the rest of the day! Now, I can submit my BB for peeling 2 logs!



Here's a look at the area where I peeled this log! I think it's pretty around here!



A lot of the landscape has been damaged by fire.



This is how pitchy the floor scraper I was using got while peeling this tree, and this is an antler I found on the ground.



I made another attempt at making bread BB, and I think this was better than my last attempt. I actually got slices from this bread. I still made the bread vegan and gluten-free so that everyone here could eat some of it.



 
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Good morning!

Day 81



For my second attempt at the make two loaves of bread BB, I took pictures of picking up and putting down slices of the bread that I made to prove that my bread doesn't crumble when I pick it up.





Today, Josiah, Austin, and Ron worked on the Bermshed, and Jen, Fred, and I mostly loaded junkpoles from out in burned land and moved it over to Allerton Abbey. We started off by peeling logs.



Then, we went out to collect junkpoles that had been cut at an earlier date. This is a view around where we collected the junkpoles.







This is the start of a load of junkpoles, and this is a stack of junkpoles we made at Allerton Abbey.



The solar cart at Allerton Abbey needed a place closer to Allerton Abbey to sit, so, I made a spot for the solar cart to rest.



I went on a hike up the "Volcano" at Basecamp today.



I tried vinegar canning with a hot water bath, and I tried to make a kind of pickled carrots with the kosher dill pickle recipe.



 
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Good morning!

Day 82



Here is a look at a bathroom in the Fisher Price House.





The day started with planting black walnut seeds along the creek at Wheaton Labs.



This is a view of the area where the creek appears.



We planted black walnuts alongside the creek.



These are some nature photos I took of views that I liked while walking and planting along the creek.







This is a moss/lichen that I saw around the creek that I thought looked kinda neat!



We planted a lot of acorns today on Fred's plot, and I thought that was also enjoyable!





I saw this mushroom or mold growing on Fred's plot that I thought was interesting!



This is anm afternoon view from Basecamp today.



Here are a couple views from Fred's plot that I also liked!



I thought that this dried sap on a cut tree trunk looked neat, too!



This is another view I enjoyed from Fred's plot!



I harvested, prepared, and cooked fresh sunchokes for a BB today! I got the entire process done in less than an hour!





I finished making supports for the clothes rack in the utility room of the Fisher Price House.





I tried cleaning my phone case this night to see if that helped with my photos or videos, and it did not. My phone seems to be slowly approaching its death... *sigh*
 
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Good afternoon! This is kind of a normal weekend right now, with nest labor stuff and taking care of my laundry.

Day 83

It was a bit damp outside this morning.





I did a bit of knitting this morning, while listening to the CBC podcast Because News!



I did my laundry and fed the cats and kittens.



I did some bulk food organizing this morning, too.



Here's a look at the pantry at Basecamp.



One of the bulk foods I put into smaller containers was oats.



I darned one of my socks this morning!



And I operated a J-tube rocket mass heater for an hour this morning.



My mom decided to visit me, and I went on a hike with her at Basecamp. And I showed her around Wheaton Labs. I chose not to include photos of my mom in this thread, because I mostly wanted to keep her visit special and as a private occasion. The photos I included here are only from during the hike. I did not take photos while we were touring the Lab.





I fed Gert and the kittens this afternoon, too, and Gert was busy caring for her babies!



Tonight, Josiah did some wonderful cooking for us all! He made baked quince!



And he made tasty soup and navy beans!

 
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Good morning! I put away some dishes this morning.

Day 84







The cats came out when I fed them!



I did a little knitting this morning.



I spent a nice time today with my mom in Missoula. We went to The Hob Knob, did a little thrift shopping, and visited The Good Food Store. We arrived back in time so that I could feed the cats this evening. I enjoyed hanging out with my mom and seeing her again.

I went on a hike this evening and saw wild turkeys at Basecamp.







I darned another sock (thicker yarn this time).



And I darned the second sock in that pair. I had worn out the heels of both of those two socks.



AND, I tried again for the darning a sock BB!



 
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I saw this mushroom or mold growing on Fred's plot that I thought was interesting!


I think that is sometimes called a false morel; My mother cald them beatf steak mushrooms. They usualy come up in coniferous needle duff in the fall sometimes in the spring. My mother liked to fry them with meat to get the exchange of flavors that made both tast better.
 
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