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There are no specific tasks for these badges.   This badge is for unpredictable projects or creative solutions.    Maybe an existing gate needs maintenance, or to be replaced.    Maybe the mailbox needs to be re-installed.  Maybe a conventional floor needs a small mend.  Maybe a conventional window is broken, or a chair needs to be repaired.   These solutions might involve paint, glue, tape, cement or other materials typically frowned on.   But if the evaluator can think of a solution that would reduce or eliminate toxic solutions, the student might receive zero points.

The evaluator will assign points.  One point will be the approximate equivalent of gauging the amount of time it would take an expert to accomplish the thing in one hour.   It is expected that the person submitting a BB for scoring might have put 3 hours in and the evaluator will say that an expert would have completed that task in 15 minutes, therefore 0.25 points.  

AND!  Any valid task that has a photo put up on permies for evaluation, and that an expert would have spent at least 7 minutes accomplishing, earns a minimum of a half point.   Further, for each BB, the evaluator will round up to the nearest half point.   So for a task that the evaluator thinks would take 45 minutes, rather than granting 0.75 points, the evaluator will grant 1 point.   Edge case:  if the evaluator thinks that an expert will have completed the task in 2 hours, then 2 points are rewarded (not 2.5).

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Probably 1 hour project to fix this jack. Mental note-always store them "closed".

Removed rust from the cylinder. Used oil and scotch pad. Finished with a drill attachment.

Unstuck the screw adjuster. Oiled it. Hit it with drill attachment to get rust out. Still stuck. Pliers wouldn't budge it. Welded a big bolt to give me leverage.
It6s now functional and stored in correct position.

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I certify 1 oddball point for this BB

 
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Bottle feeding a newborn lamb. When we found her, she was on the other side of the fence and very cold. Momma won't feed her. Duties are split between my wife and I. We keep her in the house overnight to make feeding easier. This will last 4 to 6 weeks(?) until she can eat on her own.
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wayne,

I think you end up needing to supply a buffet of pics.  

And then there is the idea of "how much of this do you do, until you have hit "maximimum experience level""?   For example, in tool care, how many knives do you sharpen before you get to the point of sharpening any more doesn't really build any new skill?

So for bottle feeding ....   there is figuring out what to feed, and then getting it to the lamb ...   Doing that part 300 times doesn't build your skill more than doing it once.   And then, during a 20 minute feeding, the first minute built all the skills you need for all of the other minutes.    I think it is fair to say that there is half a point here for the first feeding and maybe a full point after two weeks. And maybe 2 points (cumulatively) after three months.

Sound about right to you?

 
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Yes. Any tid bit is fine. The only real experience is the discipline to keep it alive at the expense of your sleep habits. Or having compassion to save it.

This is part of homesteading. Dealing with stuff you didn't think you'd have to deal with. I thought it worthy to include it in oddball.

The biggest "must do" is getting colostrum into her. That seems critical.
 
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