SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 2020

2560 1920 Strawbale Studio


SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 9-2020     

 September Intern Photo Album

CALENDAR

September 1 Intern arrival. Shane & Levi, Ellie, Cy. Sept 3 Angela, Sept 6, Haley.

  • Haley – ½ Pay Worktrader 10 hr/week
  • Shane – ½ Pay Worktrader 15 hr/week
  • Ellie – Woofer. 20 hr/week Worktrade
  • Cy – Woofer. 20 hr/week Worktrade
  • Angela – Part-time woofer Part time, live in cabin, bring daughter, swim, volunteer.
  • Aine – Began an a school apprenticeship. Attended 2 x. Insurance didn’t work out.

GUESTS:

September

  • Abby, friend of Ellie visited. Week 1, Sept. 2020
  • Tom Hoyt – Stone Kiva construction and stone removal.
  • Ellies Mom – together they bike the Polly Ann Trail.
  • Jo Jo with Angela.
  • Paul Beaudet – apple and Autumn Olive Harvest. DB teach Paul, day-lily cording.
  • Tom Hoyt – Stone Kiva construction and stone removal.

GIFTS:

  • Paul Beaudet:
    Brought parts, fixing 3 wheelbarrows, donated kraut, breads & food.  Paul harvested apples & autumn olives from the land here then made applesauce !  Thanks Paul !!

ACTIVITIES:

Orientation:
Set up: tents, water stations, cooking stations/ice. CT
Orientation to the land,  structures and program.  Strawbale Studio Folder with handouts.

Natural Building: Warm weather project done first.

Week 1

  • Finish Plaster: soil testing, screen & mix finish plaster, apply to a cob brick and burnish.
  • Cob: harvest subsoil, ½ “ screen, mix, make cobs, cob toss, application to sauna bench as regular cob and corbel cob.

Week 2

  • Natural Plaster on Kids Cottage ~ phase 1 Practice plastering with earth on inside and outside bench.
  • Strawbale Plastering Demo and hands-on with one bale.

Week 3

  • Stone-laying: Hobbition Steps and Bench.
  • Mid-Course Correction: Select remaining projects as a group.
  • Haley begins cottage design.

Week 4

  • Stone – work continued

Class Presentation:

Week 1

  • Natural Materials Continuum,
  • Values Continuum,
  • Need/Have/Strategies.
  • Shittake Logs Inoculation.

Week 2

  • Foundations
  • Composting Systems. CT.
  • NVC Non-Violent Communication Skills
  • Design Essentials, Site, Solar, Activities & Flow.

Week 3

  • Stone-Laying and mini-models hands-on practice

Week 4

  • Round Pole Notching,
  • Thatching Class & hands-on,
  • Rocket Stove,
  • Framing & Round Pole

Week 5

  • Living Roof

Sustainable Skills / Classes & Hands-on activities !

Week 2

  • Soak Shiitake logs. Cording in Strawbale Studio.
  • Kim Chi & Kraut – picnic table.
  • Plant ID & Foraging for food.
    • ID St. Johns Wort, golden rod, lemon balm. Bittersweet, Virginia Creeper, Poison Ivy. Sweet grass. FOOD Violet, Wild Mustard, grape leaf. Greenhouse, garlic, onion+
  • Day Lily Cording – DB teach Paul B.
  • Shiitake Log Fruiting

Week 3

  • Cording Class and practice activity. Harvest Dog bane.
  • Kraut & Kim Chi– Making on picnic table.
  • Earth Oven firing demo. Ellie & Cy, Shane.
  • Tree-Felling techniques. Shane, Levi.
  • Spoon Carving Includes harvesting green wood on site.
  • Horse Manure for fiber ~ DB harvests at East River Farm & 1/8” screening.

Week 4

  • Scythe – Class: sharpening, using, practice in the field.
  • Scaffold Set-up. Ellie and Cy.
  • Oiling benches + Hobbit Sauna poles (DB)
  • Apple & autumn olive harvest. DB SN
  • Sheet Mulching – Lasagna Gardening. (also worktrade)
  • Thatch Repair – Ellie (also worktrade)

Week 5

  • Lashing & Ladder-making (re-lashing of Sauna Loft Ladder)
  • Spinning wool yarn – taught by Shane Norris.
  • Sourdough wraps

Enrichment:

General

  • Walks and Exploration on the land
  • Camping & Cooking outdoors
  • Playing with Belle the dog.

Week 1

    • Zoom Moon Full Moon Potluck online.
    • East River Farm – visit, help on farm.
    • Green Lake – swim/canoe.
    • Evening Bonfire Gatherings.
    • Life Philosophy Conversations ! Flow & Spiral, Trust, protection systems, Safety – and many more !

 

Week 2

    • Earth Oven Pizza Party and Bon Fire. Solar Shower.

Week 3

  • Share our Life Stories in Strawbale Studio.
  • Shiitake harvest from logs.
  • Pizza Party & squazsh in the Earth Oven plus bonfire and “s’mores” by Ellie, Angela & Jo Jo. Friday. Dark night sky in meadow.
  • Bike-ride on Polly Ann Trail (Ellie & Mom).
  • Group-made Meals together in Strawbale Studio occasionally Lentil Soup. Rice & Tortillas !
  • Temperature down to 32 degrees !

Week 4

  • Much Crafting – see Skills above.

Week 5

    • Closing Ceremony – walk the land, reviewing projects as a celebration.

Worktrade hours

Week 1

  • Fix hose, Shane
  • Sweep SBS. Shane
  • Harvest / Weed at East River Farm CSA – helping & gathering food for us.. 2-2.5hr.person Cy & Ellie
  • Paint N wall, of main house while it is above freezing. Ellie, Haley, Cy.
  • Green Lake House, metal and roof to SBS! Paint scrape & prime ! Mow lawn! Swim. Driving time.
  • Instagram / Iphone help. SN 2 hr.

Week 2

  • East River Farm CSA 1 morning a week. 2+ hr.
  • Paint Main House: Clear plants by house, scrape, electric sander. Ellie, Cy, Haley.
  • Bittersweet removal in woods: Cy
  • Strawbale Studio – clean, sweep, dust, poles, clean all windows ! Ellie, Haley, Cy.
  • Green Lake Garage Organizing. 4 hr+ and driving time 2.5 hr. Ellie, Shane.
  • Green Lake Metal & wood to Noble protected in Mid Meadow. Cy & Ellie.
  • Green Lake clear lake-side path. Levi
  • Organize wood pile and surroundings. Shane
  • Clear around Kids Cottage grounds and vines. Cy and Haley

week 3

  • Paint Main House, North side ! Ellie, Cy, Haley.
  • East River Farm CSA . DB and Cy.
  • Color-Code schedule & help Norma move couch. Ellie & DB
  • Harvest trees on pipeline with chain-saw. Cy
  • Chain saw Wood, cut, splt, refil woodshelter, Red Shed, SBS, Campfire shelter ! Dead standing & down trees. Clear by Deanne’s cabin, Stoney & Piney Campgrounds, along lane. Shane & Levi. Paul
  • Buy Cement. Cy
  • Locate & transport cardboard Cy

Week 4

  • East River Farm CSA 1 morning a week.
  • Stone Bench – Shane and Ellie
  • North Garden – Sheet Mulch..
  • Thatch ridge repair. Ellie.
  • Oiling benches +
  • Green Lake – Paint & Organize.
  • Norma, neighbor. Help her with her couch. Ellie / DB.

Other:

  • $20 /person for food
  • Haley Leaves – not feeling well. Week 3.
  • INFRASTRUCTURE / FIX
    • August Blog, DB
    • Schedule Aine for Internship. DB

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DB September ACTIVITIES – Deanne, personal.

Infrastructure

  • Green lake
    • Lilith, Gestalt, Non-binary.
    • Clothes to Ellie
    • Metal & 2×4’s to SBS field
  • Green Energy
    • Buy GLK paint.
    • Rental $300/ mo Shane, worktrd 15 hr per week + attend Internship.
    • MONY payment.
    • DTE payment & Notes.
    • First Collection.
    • Tax $ to CK.
  • Subaru Car
    • Disarm Key Fob.
    • Overheating car. Pick up Gene’s sander. see his place,
  • Main House Painting – Interns scrape, sand & paint, especially Ellie:
    • DB buy sanding discs., Wood Rot supplies, cement

Nature Things.

  • DB Lemon Balm tincture.
  • DB Golden Rod Honey,
  • DB dry peppers, mushroom. Basil. tomato
  • DB Invent a Garlic straw.
  • Apple & autumn olive harvest.

Peeps / Connections / Community

  • Tony Audetti face-time.
  • Singing Zoom – Carolyn McDade and Gaia.
  • CYBER TIPI – Rivka.
  • Harold Birthday,
  • Cousin Kathy,
  • Judy. Becky Bednar, B-Day Card.
  • Norma, neighbor. Help her with her couch. Ellie / DB.

Health

  • Yoga Hamsa.
  • Counsel, Dr. Mall. (Stop counseling with Harriet & Val. Super busy. No discussion from any of us. Seems O.K)
  • Music ~ Gaia, Cyber Tipi, Great Food, Outside & exercise, Sleep in Cabin with open windows and cat!

 

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