Taylor Taranto

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My hope with this post is to help all who read it either shy away from my exploit or embrace it. With the discussion we hope to iron out skipping a step. Now, onward.

I was camping on my 2 acre plot and trying to simplify the plan. Now, what do you think about a simple design, say ten by ten wofati and instead of digging out all 4 holes for the structural posts, digging three and chopping down the last one at the desired height? The results would be a root foundation. Obviously you could potentially do this with all four posts provided they were already in the desired spot. Unless this is a stupid idea because the roots would eventually rot or worse collapse and with people inside it. I am exploring options. I have helped build wofati 0.8, but for many reasons I believe we could have gotten it built much faster, not to say it wasn't a success or filled with learning lessons.

Also is it possible to graft the bonds once
secured by spike? I am thinking a total grafted structure would have better overall strength. Am I off to think these things, or am I on to something here? Would the roots rot or pop under the pressure? Perhaps if the central post was living and then you dug the proper four holes and then did a traditional wofati with a tree popping out from the top. The living tree could get everything absorb the residual moisture from underneath you and so no real load on the center tree.

Lots to explore, help me to not die.
3 years ago
I was reading an online article a long time ago from another even longer time past, when I began reading about the mysterious yeasts. It was mentioned sparsely and identified as a "super-bacterium." I went on knowing only these things from the brewers. It was only of late, where I began arguing with another barely-knows-something, who just read a book about making-your-own brewing with the little to no background on yeast work. He said it was classified with fungi, I said it is too complicated to store yeasts with fungi but I already knew he was right about it. I argued just to argue. Later came back and said I couldn't find a single reference to yeasts as "super-bacterium," any longer.

I know I read these somethings about yeast somewhere. Is this ancient writings of the past? Anyone have 'the yeast book' everyone should read before they open their mouth concerning yeast. I'm hardly a biologist, but I play one on tv.

I am a lab tech with a microscope however, and I don't like the idea of using wild yeasts vs. lab strains. I'm not that snobby but I like the idea of highly selected strains.

**As this thread matures I intend to edit this original post, for sticky purposes. Help us out**
4 years ago

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:These cool permies helped make the World Domination Gardening 3-DVD Set Kickstarter happen (and wanted their name listed here). Thank you each and every one for your awesome support!
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Taylor & Erica Taranto with Taranto Research Ranchâ„¢ Fellows
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We are doing this, badasses that we are! All of us including you!



Look, mom, that's us! We made it, we're famous now.

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I'm coming out tonight or tomorrow morning, be in relatively soon to check out that acreage (2@$8k). That price is right for me, thankfully, I'm already inbound and stayed back a few hours to receive this notice. See you for the second time at the lab, wofati-'prepared,' I hope.
4 years ago

paul wheaton wrote:Not only is hunting allowed, but I sure hope a fair bit of it happens.



I'm so there, man.
4 years ago
I'm in front of the line with $1k all-in from a long time ago. I recommend it still and although they spam a bit, I read each update thoroughly! It is our second company car!
4 years ago

Kristie Wheaton wrote:Taylor- what would you like to know about the tree?



I wanted to know if that tree was bent intentionally or if that was just nature being unnatural. Either way it is beautiful.

How did you use that tree in the wofati? Did you cut it at the angle or leave the bend for part of the property?
4 years ago

Kristie Wheaton wrote:This is an incredibly beautiful tree we will be putting in the front of our wofati when it's built



You're right, that is incredibly beautiful! Can you tell me more about it?
4 years ago