Some quick things while the iron is hot.
Ideas first, then we can figure out rewards
Benches / chairs:
Aldo Leopold benches, for moving around and observing different things more intently
3 log benches for the spots that might want a bench for a long time to good effect.
Something cattle resistant
Paths to connect the benches:
For now, not this. Like fensing paths often take a while to figure out and are best figured out by where people go.
Little free library : https://littlefreelibrary.org/
, but all permies'd up. Probably a much bigger roof and overhang to start with.
Monuments and markers; sign posts and maps:
with all the changes it'd be helpful to get signs, and little maps for any visitors / attendiees / renters ,( like little trail makers / maps )
Poooosibly monuments around/ next to the property corner posts. ( talk to paul about that one )
After a nice spot is found, one that'll probably have a good view, or a good nice meadow for a while, or maybe a big rock that's not going to move, Put in a picture taking registration spot, so that year after year people can come to the exact same spot and take pictures.
Sun clock of course!
Find a nice quiet little clearing space
Find the highest / lowest spots on each plot of land
ad-hoc : find a nice tree
: Build a local index / map of where stuff is on the lab ( or near the lab ), format TBD... possibly a big paper map tacked to a board like some roadside map stands have. ( more overhang though for less water problems. )
a more rigorous survey , be it grade school, high school, or grad school quality.
A full burn cycle of the rocket mass heaters. ( preferably with no chatting, just calm, primative tech guy awesome. (
)). Those videos are cut to be short and just the ideas of it. Personally I'd like to see both that and the full RMH run from cold start to the mass is cold again. ( okay so there may need to be a few visually cluttering thermometers around. Yes that might be like 10+ hours of strait video. Several reasons. 1) 'yes it's just that easy' 2) yes, the fire is kinda awesome, 3) yes it's just that boring after the fire is out.... I'd rather have a video of a RMH feed tube / burn tunnel going ( or maybe a batch box heater) at Xmas than the normal video of a fireplace.
Game camera footage / pictures : not sure about that one.
Several hours of video footage from the next several weather events. I have a 15 minute loop of a babbling seasonal stream that I just love to bits.
Several hours of Peaceful lab audio.
A time lapse shot of the stars on a good night.
A day long time lapse of one or two of the lab structures to really show people how the sun move across the land, then do it for each season from the same location.
So as you can probably figure out by now, these are lots of the things I might like to do, if I were to take the time and space to do them, but for reasons.... don't yet.