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PEP BB greywillow.sand.can - Move a Willow Feeder Can to a Willow Tree

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Greywater and Willow Feeders.

In this Badge Bit you will move a willow feeder can to a willow tree.


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Here are some threads on the larger context of willow feeders and poop beasts:
 - Tree Bog vs Dry Outhouse
 - The First Willow Feeder
 - Willow Feeder #3 - Willow Wonka
 - Willow Bank
 - Poop Beasts

Here are a couple videos about willow feeders and how they work!




To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - move one willow feeder can to a willow tree
      - must be when the tree is in heavy growth
      - under the tree, but not touching the trunk
      - cover with lots of wood chips

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
 - a picture of the willow feeder can (lid on) before being emptied under the willow tree (can near tree)
 - an after picture of the empty (and clean) willow feeder can and the area where the can was emptied (now with wood chips)
 - OR a 2-minute video of you doing the above
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Here is my submission for the Grey Willow - Sand - Move a Willow Feeder Can to a Willow Tree BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 - a picture of the willow feeder can (lid on) before being emptied under the willow tree (can near tree)
 - an after picture of the empty (and clean) willow feeder can and the area where the can was emptied (now with wood chips)
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Full Can next to a Willow Tree in Heavy Growth
Full Can next to a Willow Tree in Heavy Growth
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Clean Willow Feeder Can with Pile from the Can Buried under Wood Chips
Clean Willow Feeder Can with Pile from the Can Buried under Wood Chips
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Mike Barkley approved this submission.

 
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I got to feed a willow at 2021 PTJ!
It's a tiny li'l willow in the middle of the third pic
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the full 2 year aged willow candy!
the full 2 year aged willow candy!
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schlepping the candy to a willow
schlepping the candy to a willow
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me, tiny willow, and cleaned can and pipe!
me, tiny willow, and cleaned can and pipe!
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Mike Barkley approved this submission.

 
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Feed willow with  2year ‘cured’ willow candy. BB submission
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Fully ‘cured’ willow candy (2 years)
Fully ‘cured’ willow candy (2 years)
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Willow tree with new growth shows it is actively taking up nutrients
Willow tree with new growth shows it is actively taking up nutrients
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Candy dumped and covered fully with wood chips
Candy dumped and covered fully with wood chips
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Bin was thoroughly scrubbed out, rinsed, dried, and reset for next batch
Bin was thoroughly scrubbed out, rinsed, dried, and reset for next batch
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Opalyn Rose approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete.

 
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I fed some Willow Candy to a willow tree today.

Here's an image of the full can and the tree, now that Spring has sprung.



Here's me feeding the tree, then covering it with a liberal layer of sawdust.





Here's the new can, cleaned and ready to be added back into the Willow Bank.



Thanks, volunteer reviewers! :)
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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: Happy Willow, Happy Life.  Congratulations Stephen

 
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