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Tom Rutledge wrote:
$250 for a weather proof and critter resistant safer place for books.



We have the library at basecamp (used to be "the office").  There is a small mountain of books and magazines there now.  I've been telling people that the books and magazines need to stay in the library.  

I propose that that library get filled out a bit.



 
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Tom Rutledge wrote:Aldo Leopold benches : https://www.aldoleopold.org/event/leopold-bench-building/

Well, that seems fair $125 , up to 4 benches
$175 if they are made without metal fasteners  / glues


Other bench types $75 / bench up to 4.

Note, it's not a functional bench unless Paul can sit in it.  ( doll house or children's benches are not the intent )  

The more lovely, sustainable, and long term durable the better.



For a while, we offered bounties on three log benches:

https://permies.com/t/51646/log-bench





If you are considering stuff that is using dimensional lumber, i would like to suggest the buffet of interesting convert-a-bench stuff found here:

https://permies.com/t/37509/picnic-table-ideas-fold-bench





 
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$150 for a cartoonish overall map of the lab or the non lab , eventually suitable for printing or a big poster sized trail head display board.  



https://permies.com/t/49643/permaculture-projects/Maps-wheaton-laboratories



I suspect davin is your guy!
 
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Along the lines of tom's suggestions, i would think a weather station at the lab and another at basecamp would be a powerful thing.

And maybe a lot more game cam stuff?

 
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I can't give any money. But I can send a hand-knitted wool hat/ cap. Once I sent one for Paul, but it wasn't the right size for his head. But anyway I know it arrived there! So I promiss to knit a hat for:
"Any Resident to make at least one post a week about their life/work on Wheaton Labs during 3 months (September, October, November 2018  )" (Post can be text only, but I like to see some pictures or even videos now and then).
So this Ant / Boot or other Resident will get a warm woolen hat around January 2019 ... He/she can tell about the size, colour and other specifications of the hat in the posts ...
Staff note (Bill Erickson):

Added, and thank you, Inga!

 
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Kerry Rodgers wrote:I want to lower the barrier to entry...

I'm offering $20 each to the next 5 residents who start or continue a blog thread in the "wheaton laboratories" forum.



Jeremy the Ant has posted a video to his thread.  He's started building a house!

Bill, what's the next step to get Jeremy his backer funds?
 
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@Bill, are you still there?  I'd like to pay Jeremy his $20 bounty that I pledged.

Bill Erickson wrote:I'll manually certify the project is completed (the Biological part of things), verification that the means for the Pledge are still there,  the desire is still there,
that the project meets the expectation, and then I'll arrange for transfer of funds/delivery of goods.



Kerry previously wrote:Bill, what's the next step to get Jeremy his backer funds?

Staff note (Bill Erickson):

Sorry, Kerry, you are correct and you all have already handled this first one. Thank you!

 
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Bill Erickson wrote:the next 5 residents who start or continue a blog thread in the "wheaton laboratories" forum.

What's a blog thread?  
* It has a thread title that contains your first name (or pseudonym) and role at the labs, e.g. "Boot-side chats with Elvira".
* It has media post(s) about anything at the labs: people, projects, places, existing artifacts, wildcrafting, campfire butt warming, electric tractor, anything.

To be one of the qualifiers, you just need to make one post with either 3 photos or 1 video.  They don't have to be polished and edited, as long as they depict something clearly.  It's nice to say who you are, if you are comfortable with that, but it's not a requirement for this bounty.

Here's a good example post.  Here's another one.

  • $20 each --Kerry Rodgers


  • Not sure what the protocol is for claiming these rewards, but I believe I qualify for this one with my thread post at https://permies.com/t/86694/permaculture-projects/Jeremy-Ant-Village-Adventures#750700
    Staff note (Bill Erickson):

    You do indeed, Jeremy. I see you an Kerry have gotten that transaction handled.

     
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    Kerry Rodgers wrote:@Bill, are you still there?  I'd like to pay Jeremy his $20 bounty that I pledged.


    Oh just saw that you were trying to figure it out too, haha. I'm cool with payment via paypal if you like that. oddballbutler@gmail.com
     
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    I don't know where Bill is at currently, but I'm technically the back up person for the Biological Reverse Kickstarter.

    I agree that Jeremy has met the requirements for "the next 5 residents who start or continue a blog thread in the "wheaton laboratories" forum."

    I don't know how Bill planned on getting rewards from sponcer to the person who earned them. Kerry, does paypal work for you? Or would prefer sending a check to

    Jeremy Butler c/o paul wheaton
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    Jeremy Butler wrote:Not sure what the protocol is for claiming these rewards, but I believe I qualify for this one with my thread post at https://permies.com/t/86694/permaculture-projects/Jeremy-Ant-Village-Adventures#750700



    Thanks, Jeremy!  Your video is exactly what I had in mind.  Paypal sent!!

    All y'all should go look at Jeremy's thread.  He's posted a number more vids since this one, and he's making progress on several projects.

    There's still 4 more folks who can qualify for this reward, 'cause it for the "next 5 residents".  Jeremy was the first, but if you've slept at Basecamp or Labs, post 3 stills or 1 vid and get $20.  You wanted to do it anyway, right?  So here's a chance to get a bonus 20 bucks.
     
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    Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm technically the back up person for the Biological Reverse Kickstarter.



    Thanks, Nicole.  Looks like our posts crossed.  I wonder whether people at the Labs know about this?  I would assume, but...  I kinda got the idea that Bill lived somewhat nearby, and might visit and talk up this thread.
     
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    I honestly don't know, Kerry. I'm two states away, but I would think that Paul, and maybe Bill as well, would have told the residents about this. I know Paul loves this idea, and so I'm sure he's communicated about it with the people there.

    In other news, I updated the first post of this thread to note that 1/5 of the rewards have been claimed, and there are 4 left. I'm thinking that's what we do when they've been claimed?
     
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    First off, my apologies for having been absent and not following through on Kerry and Jeremy's inquiries. Special thanks to Nicole for stepping up while I've "been away" a bit.

    As Kerry and Jeremy have already sorted that part out, all good on their end.

    And yes, Jeremy is definitely doing some great things! Folks would be well advised to check out his stuff.

    Tom, I'm sending a PM to clarify what he thinks about Paul's suggestions and getting the rest of the pledges/projects sorted and in the Wiki.
     
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    Is there a way to donate $100 to all ant villagers and $100 to all gappers/boots? I love the idea of this thread and I will be involved with the "do x thing and get x reward" concept, but first I would like to donate with no requirements. I know that means splitting the coin up amongst several people (and maybe that doesn't make sense?), but I want to encourage the awesome work you guys and gals do with no questions asked.

    Thank you
     
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    There is one ant that is here right now.  

    There are two boots and fred here at the moment.  

     
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    Gotcha, Paypal sent to jeremy. Does fred have a paypal? What about the two current boots?
     
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    I will let the two boots know about your offer at breakfast in half an hour.  

    At the same time, i think both of these boots are here for just a few more days (one more day?).

     
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    Justin Shropshire wrote:Gotcha, Paypal sent to jeremy. Does fred have a paypal? What about the two current boots?



    Got it! Thanks so much. That was very kind of you.
     
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    I'm happy to help!
     
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