SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP 2020 https://strawbalestudio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-9-Food-from-the-CSA-2-scaled.jpg 2560 1920 Strawbale Studio Strawbale Studio https://strawbalestudio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-9-Food-from-the-CSA-2-scaled.jpg October 1, 2020 November 25, 2020 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 ________________________________________________________________________ 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!