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Day of Light
Thursday December 1st





Even if you won't be with us at Wheaton Labs, you can celebrate all our half-assed holidays with us!
On the Day of Light the boots at Wheaton Labs spend a half day of improving the lighting in and around their nests.
Some of the things that the boots do to improve lighting include:




  • adding mirrors strategically to walls, window wells, and other creative spots!


  • adding lights that are more efficient by lighting people more than the room


  • adding solar night lights outside - find artistic themes


  • adding different sorts of prisms in the windows


  • adding indoor night lights


  • making full room lights that can be turned on at the source that add HUGE light to the room


  • light experiments


  • possible candle lit dinner with home-made orange candles such as Magdalene made here:




  • an evening campfire (bun warmer or pavilion)






  • Maple Foods!

  •      o maple meringue cookies
         o  maple rolls
         o  maple cookies
         o spaghetti with each person adding about a tablespoon of  maple syrup (tip of the hat to Elf)
         o horchata sweetened with  maple syrup
         o fresh bread served with whipped  maple butter

    Maybe Fred will make some  Maple Candied Pecans!



  • hot spiced cider



  • How will the Day of Light be celebrated this year?  I can't wait for the photos!

    Meow Meow Meow (translates to Happy Day of Light!):

    Stephen and the bootcamp gang celebrated the day of light 2023 by creating some awesome solar lighting for the pathways at Wheaton Labs:

    Another thing the team was able to accomplish today was a fleet of portable, solar-powered, motion-activated pathway lights (we're still working on a name for these...). The story behind these is that we've received a lot of feedback from event attendees regarding the night lights. Not enough light, light beaming in peoples' faces when they turn on, light not lasting through the night, etc.

    So this is our current solution. Each of these lights is mounted to a log at an angle that allows the mini solar panel to receive photo-energy, while the light will shine and illuminate the pathway and not blast someone in the eyes in the middle of the night. We'll see how these work and likely make adjustments to these prototypes as time goes on through the Garden Master course and definitely through event season.






    If you like what you see and want to become a part of it, sign up for the permaculture bootcamp here: https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/

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    I advise not adding mirrors in sleeping spaces. :)
     
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    Paul Sofranko wrote:

    Day of Light
    Thursday December 1st





    Even if you won't be with us at Wheaton Labs, you can celebrate all our half-assed holidays with us!
    On the Day of Light the boots at Wheaton Labs spend a half day of improving the lighting in and around their nests.
    Some of the things that the boots do to improve lighting include:

  • adding mirrors strategically to walls, window wells, and other creative spots!


  • adding lights that are more efficient by lighting people more than the room


  • adding solar night lights outside - find artistic themes


  • adding different sorts of prisms in the windows


  • adding indoor night lights


  • making full room lights that can be turned on at the source that add HUGE light to the room


  • light experiments


  • possible candle lit dinner with home-made orange candles such as Magdalene made here:




  • an evening campfire (bun warmer or pavilion)






  • Maple Foods!

  •      o maple meringue cookies
         o  maple rolls
         o  maple cookies
         o spaghetti with each person adding about a tablespoon of  maple syrup (tip of the hat to Elf)
         o horchata sweetened with  maple syrup
         o fresh bread served with whipped  maple butter

    Maybe Fred will make some  Maple Candied Pecans!



  • hot spiced cider



  • How will the Day of Light be celebrated this year?  I can't wait for the photos!

    Meow Meow Meow (translates to Happy Day of Light!):

    This looks amazing! Enjoy! Iā€™d love this.






     
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