Jun 19 2008
Down “on location” now and have been so for a few weeks. Just a simple update on what I’ve done:
- Finished planting all the corn in the garden. A lot of the corn, sunflower and the peas are now coming up. Planted some beans and squash.
- Unsuccessfully fired some pottery I made. The pottery was ok I think, but I was probably too impatient with the firing, raising the temperature too soon.
- Chopped down (sorry, metal axe for the sake of speed) a few more aspens, some are to serve as main beams for the earth lodge, the rest for firewood. A second reason I have for chopping down these trees is to give the garden more sun and to give light to a few bushes of hazel that aren’t producing anymore.
- Cut a fairly large number of spruce poles for the lodge and collected the bark for thatching.
- Thinned out a suitable patch of forest by cutting most of the birch there. The logs I’ll use for various projects and firewood.
- Planted 2 seeds of American Chestnut, most graciously given to me by Scott on Paleoplanet.
- Have done some fishing, mostly with a rod, caught a number of fish.
- Managed to overbuck a skin (first one, not fun). May still be usable for a few things I hope.
- Made a pair of rawhide moose skin shoes (pampooties).
Corn and sunflower coming up (quite a while ago).
View from the garden.
Skinning the spruce poles for the earth lodge.
The spruce bark laid in pressure.
The crude shoes I made (please ignore the ripped pants…).
Various scenery pics.
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