July 23, 2020 Green Lake house: Tree trim, Garage, scrap paint, clear gutters and roof. Swim. July 23, 2020 Visit the McDonalds: Jim, Stephanie, Lium Sage, Rowen and Elowen. July 24, 2020 Guests: Joseph & Maura + previous Zoom Call re their Natural Building Recording Studio Consultation on their SB Recording Studio Project, Tour, and help debark logs. ` July 25, Sun. Guest: Fay Hanson – Permaculture Online Class preparation: photograph Renewable Resources at SBS, Video interview Deanne on the Rocket Cook Stove /Rumford Fireplace. July 29, 2020 Zoom Call with Doug Reith, Jack Chase and Deanne Bednar. NB and NVC July 30, 2020. Bio-Char International Zoom Call ! Initiator: Minna Hokka, Finland. Co-organizer. Outi Tuomela, Finland.
Zoom Host: Deanne Bednar SBS. Zoom Co-Host Jack Chase, SBS / Massachusets / VT. Kathleen Draper, Rochester, NY. July 31, 2020 Guest: Angela Holmes visits, stays 2 days. July 31, 2020 Jack’s Internship finished, he drives back to Massachusetts. Fare Thee Well ! Aug 1, 2020 Guest / Consultation Skyline Shanna & Liz re Strawbale Drying Hut grant.
Natural Building Project: Earth Oven Extension Frame. Harvest and Debark Logs, Char posts ends, Notch & assemble.
Earth Oven Frame Roof addition: Round pole finish harvesting, debarking, 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.
3) Debark poles. Harvesting posts, purlin, rafters.
4) Continue debarking
5) Dig holes, Gather stones, Spread stone
6) Char Poles
7) Post Raising: Stabilize posts with stones into the foundation hole. Rest Post on Spread stone and add/tamp stones around the post. Sloped stones finish.
8) Notch and fasten beams to posts with nails/screws.
9) Hang a brown tarp for roof membrane !
10) Jack carves his name on the front post ! Yay. Memories to come!
A future experiment is to make a “metal can roof”. Jack tries cutting several cans to see how the process goes !
Class Presentations: Completed.
Joseph & Maura. Consultation on their SB Recording Studio Project Zoom Call & 7-24-20 visit/tour of Strawbale Studio buildings. Skyline Strawbale Drying Shelter. Shanna and Liz.
Call, text, 8-1-20 visit & planning session Tall Trees Strawbale Retreat Barn. Kate / Terry Kelly . Phone call. Will Meet. (Patel Playhouse – earlier in the month. Photos, links, emails. )
New: Blackberry harvesting. Continuation of Foraging, mulberries, raspberries. Lambs quarters, garlic, onions, Wild Mustard, Violets. Hands-on notching. Experiment with White Mulberry propagation. Mark Shiitake Logs and put away.
Evening Program: NA Enrichment: Green Lake house, Jack: swimming and harvest white mulberries and black raspberries.
Propagate white mulberries.
Food : Fab Egg Breakfast with Spicy Ginger Kim Chi. Foraged Greens Soup with Buckwheat groats JC tries raw Sun Root. Fermenting Books.
Jack & I cook supper. Soup with buckwheat, beans, foraged greens and alium. Spices yum.
Learn the “Side Hug”. Practice NVC as we go through the day.
Gifts to Jack: Permaculture Essentials by Holmgren. Corded dog bane bracelet. Lambs quarter seeds, Wild Mustard root.
Guests: (also see above)
July 24, 2020 Guests: Joseph & Maura. July 25, 2020 Guest: Fay Hanson – Permaculture Online Class preparation Video/interviews.
July 26, 2020 Guests: Dave, Derenda & Agnus LaFevre. Eco-neighbors moving to N. Michigan
July 31, 2020 Shanna & Liz from Skyline re Strawbale Drying Shelter Grant Design.
Gene Vilenni volunteers to put in more windows and do another “u-haul cleanup” at SBS !
East River Farm – Les offers food in exchange for help harvesting the CSA.
Angela Holmes – kale and dill from her community garden !
Green Lake,West Garage: Clean gutter and roof. Scrape Paint. Repair roof soffit with metal flashing. Report gutters have holes. crape paint in prep for painting. Mow lawn. East, Lakeside: Trim bushes by lake, Old Tree limbs down . Empty garbage can with renovation materials.
Shiitake Mushroom Logs
Website Blog & Page updates – help Deanne understand updating functions !
Tall Trees Strawbale Barn Retreat Project. Communication/ plan with Kate/ Terry Kelly,
Set up Zoom Bio-Char call
UNFI FOOD ORDER
Blogs & Reports for Week 2 & 3 posted to Website. July Internship Photos to Album.
Website Blog & Page updates. Learn to use program with help of Jack Chase !
Zoom Moon link for Aug 3 post written, scheduled and sent.
Preparation for Worm Composting Library Zoom Class. Talk with Ashley, look for & video worms in & out. Study.
Send in list of materials for students.
INTERN: Contact all potentials for August by email. Send out Welcome letter and July Orientation.
Talk with Eric B ! Connect with Haley and Abigail. Scott re Green Lake, and healing at his house.
Winternship 2021 posted on sbs.org website. Updated from 2020.
Bio-char International Zoom call. Host & Post recording to the group.
VOTING: Fill out, research & take Absentee Ballot to the Township offices. Michelle Helped.