2015 Winternship Schedule & Activities

Nana Ferdnance recorded the Winternship 2015 Schedule & Activities. Thanks Nana!

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  • Jan 5, Monday: Orientation Day,
    • How to look for and harvest a Maple Tree for Round Pole Frames
      • Axe vs. hand saw
    • Natural Building Video “Mud, Hands, A House”
      • Different cob techniques
    • Jan 6, Tuesday:
      • Chopping more Maple Trees
      • Wood Pole Latching techniques
        • Practice with Clove Hitch, Japanese Square, and Knots
      • Jan 7, Wednesday:
        • Class time and Designing Round Pole Frames
        • Constructed the Round Pole Frames
      • Jan 9, Friday:
        • Rocket Wood Stove introduction,
        • Accurate measurements of the Round Pole Frames
        • Whittling needles for Thatching
        • Draw Shaving trees and making mallets and leggats
        • Latching Purlins to Round Pole Frames
      • Jan 10, Saturday:
        • Lesson on the American Reed plant and Thatching
        • Rocket Stove maintenance
        • Hands-on Thatching
        • British and Dutch Thatching Movie
      • Jan 11, Sunday:
        • Jim MacDonald talk-Stress Relief using Herbs
          • Harvesting and splitting wood
        • Jan 12, Monday
          • Natalie’s Departure
        • Jan 13, Tuesday:
          • Chopping and Harvesting Wood
          • Composting class at Strawbale Studios (Humane compost, pet compost, vegetable compost and compost furnace)
        • Jan 14, Wednesday:
          • Harvesting sawdust
          • Reed Harvesting
          • Permaculture Meeting
        • Jan 16, Friday:
          • Cleaning and Moving Round Pole Frame outside
          • Chopped and Split wood for wood stove
          • Cleaned the Red Shed for the Round Pole Workshop
          • Halfing
        • Jan 17, Saturday:
          • Round Pole Workshop:
            • Round Pole Overview,
            • Mallet-making
            • Round Pole harvesting
            • Tour of Strawbale Property for guests
            • Jim Law Video on Round Pole Framing
          • Jan 18, Sunday:
            • Round Pole Workshop:
              • Notching Lap joints basic principles
              • Making a A-frame with lap joints
            • Jan 20, Tuesday:
              • Improvement/goals Class,
              • Reed Collecting/Thatching Woodshed
              • Blogging for Strawbale Studios
              • Fermenting class
            • Jan 21, Wednesday:
              • Reed Collecting/Thatching Woodshed
              • Soil Testing Class
              • Alone in the Wilderness video
            • Jan 23, Friday:
              • Reed Collecting/Thatching Woodshed
              • Site Considerations and Foundation Class
              • Fixing compost furnace
              • Dean’s Tiny House presentation
            • Jan 24, Saturday:
              • Rocket Stove Workshop:
                • Thermal Mass and Insulation Class,
                • Making cob bricks and earth mortar
                • Construct Kid’s Cottage Rocket Stove
                • Building Code video
              • Jan 25, Sunday:
                • Rocket Stove Workshop:
                  • Start Rocket Stove in the Red Shed
                  • Cook Barley in Hay Box Cooker
                  • Skype Call with Christopher McClellan
                  • Make a model Rocket Stove with cob bricks
                • Jan 27, Tuesday:
                  • Reed Collecting/Thatching Woodshed
                  • Harvesting Sawdust and Soil
                  • Lighting the model Rocket Stoves
                • Jan 28, Wednesday:
                  • Cleaning house
                  • Reed Collecting/Thatching Woodshed
                  • Earth Plaster/Strawbale Introduction
                • Jan 30, Friday:
                  • Tempeh class with Kerry
                  • Worm Composting
                  • Harry’s Departure
                  • Thatching and Preparing for Earth Plaster Workshop
                • Jan 31, Saturday:
                  • Earth Plaster Workshop
                    • Making starch paste and adhesion coat
                    • Defrosting soil and sand for cob
                    • Applying cob to practice board/Burnishing leather hard cob
                    • Adding adhesion coat to walls for earth plastering tomorrow
                  • Feb 1, Sunday:
                    • Earth Plaster Workshop
                      • Made cob/earth plaster
                      • Burnishing practice cob
                      • Applying/Sculpting earth plaster to walls
                    • Feb 2, Monday:
                      • Dean’s Departure
                      • Reed Collecting/Thatching Woodshed
                    • Feb 3, Tuesday:
                      • Thatching Woodshed
                      • Preparing for the Full Moon Potluck
                    • Feb 4, Wednesday:
                      • Adam, Brett and Trevor’s Departure
                      • Cleaning from Earth Plaster Workshop
                      • Thatching Woodshed
                    • Feb 5, Thursday:
                      • Final Touches on Woodshed
                    • Feb 6, Friday
                      • Making egg paint
                      • Jenny and Nana’s Departure
  • Fun Activities (Especially on Mondays and Thursdays)
    • Dave Derenda’s farm-sheep, goat, and chickens
    • Yoga and Kirtan
    • Chopping/Splitting endless Wood
      • Holzhauser technique
    • Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Meeting
    • Endless Wetland adventures
      • Runs to the Wetland
      • Bird Watching at the Wetlands
      • Full Moon Potluck wetland adventure
    • Bird, wolves and black squirrel watching
    • Endless Whittling (Spoons, knives, spatulas, and chop sticks)
      • Burning Bowls with Dean
    • Chaga and Hickory Bark harvesting/tea making
    • Climbing Trees with Dean
    • Ceramic clay buttons and soup bowls
    • Figure drawing and Japanese Ink painting
    • Lady Grace and the Winterns jams and drum circles
    • Making a saw horse
    • Guitar and piano playing
    • Ceramic class with Jenny
    • Delicious Food!-griots, rolled oats, hummus!, chard, bok choy, kale with stems, squash and lentils soup, Brownies!!, stuffed avocadoes, organic lamb, beef and chicken, baked bread, fennel seed bread, acorns, sourdough flatbread with flaxseed and acorns, bean and tofu burgers, tomato soups, curry soups, Kale pancakes, flan, banana ice cream, oyster mushrooms, barley and Endless Wild Fermenting (Water Kefir, injera, Sauerkraut and TEMPEH!!)
    • Endless Dance parties!!!!
      • Red Shed Dance party
      • Earth Plaster Dance party
      • Random dance parties!!
    • Women’s New Moon gathering (hosted by Robin)
    • Greg’s permaculture farm tour
    • Whittling Class with Mark Angelini
    • Cording
    • Chocolate parties
    • Contact and Mafia games
    • Full Moon Potluck with Doug
    • Making egg paints

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