2020-7 Week 3 REPORT Internship ACTIVITIES July 16 – 22
Photo Gallery for July ! Intern Jack Chase’s Blog Post: FIOT 500: Retrofidition !
Notching hands-on: Model Truss/ Post, Beam and Brace. Notches; Birds Mouth. ½ lap and wooden pin. Birds-mouth calculations.
Spiral Chamber – Restoration assessment: Can we stabilize, raise. Decide no.
Explore optional other projects: Choose Stone steps W. Hobbition & Earth Oven roof frame addition.
Earth Oven Frame Roof addition: Round pole, notching, recycled cans from Jack, rubble trench hole.
1) Design together, Jack make Drawing to Scale of East and North Views & Timber list.
2) Harvest poles from Mid-Meadow: 6 inch diameter Elm tree from compost pile,
and smaller Box Elder from the Mid-pipeline. Monday, July 20.
3) Debark poles. Harvesting posts, purlin, rafters.
Resource Recycling on the land. Matt McCoul participated.
Egg shell and wood ash / biochar Recyling: Details explored.
Doug Claytons Permaculture House Design, VT . Mouldering Toilet, Cool Room, Attached Greenhouse.
Sustainable Skills: Continuation of Foraging: Shiitake Mushroom Harvesting. Lambs quarters, garlic, onions, Wild Mustard, Violets. Hands-on notching. Experiment with White Mulberry propagation.
Evening Program: NA . Maintaining separate quarters for sleeping, cooking.
Green Lake house, Jack: swimming and harvest white mulberries and black raspberries. Visit Fay Hanson, she guides us in the process of planting the black locust seedlings on her land. Mulberry propagation: Jack harvests and plants white mulberry cuttings and tends them. Jack reads book “BURN” the Book on Bio-Char. Jack washes clothes by hand and uses the “solar clothes dryer”.
Continuing life philosophy conversations ! SUPPER TOGETHER ~ Falafel !!
Guests: 7/17/2020 Matt McCoul visits. (Sasha passed) Matt joins the Resource Recycling Class & he fells several trees for his farm’s project of lining the lane.
Worktrade: Green Lake: harvest vines and limbs, process biomass. Attach to car to bring to Strawbale Studio. Gutter cleaning completed. Cover Timber Frame in Mid-Meadow. Waterfall water loss: make corrections and it still is loosing several inches in one day. Agri-Forest Map Sign Installation: Jack helps dig Rubble Trench hole, add a spread stone, insert the sign post, fill around the post with stones & tamp. Nice and secure. Local Organic Eggs from East River Farm – Jack picks up. Straw on poison ivy alone paths Harvest CT cover material.
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