I am trying out a new log format for my BWH day entries. The idea is to give a synopsis of my day followed by comments and any additional information I need to convey.
8/28/17 – Monday
8 am – 8:30 am Morning check-in
8:30 am – 10 am Washed dishes, researched PBW
10:20 am – 12:13 pm Garden work (invasive grass management)
12:13 pm – 12:43 pm Lunch
12:43 pm – 1:03 pm Consulted Con on PBW
1:03 pm – 1:32 pm AO Business
1:32 pm – 3:45 pm Garden work (invasive grass management and fall crop planting)
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Wash up and prep. for afternoon check-out
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Afternoon check-out
- PBW Protocols write-up (part of bWh systems manual)
- Consideration of GIS Project (interest, resources available, resources needed)
- Call to recycling center to get more info about recyclability of wax coated milk cartons
- Consult Con on setting up a sub-thread for BWH logs
On running projects:
The topic of PBW, Powdered Brewery Wash, came up when I was washing dishes and will be addressed in a later blog post as well as in a bWh systems guide that is under development. The GIS Project is a synthesis of my knowledge, interests, and abilities, as well as Kathy’s, and the forest stewardship goals for bWh.
Communications are an ongoing improvement process at bWh. We (KJ and I) plan to implement a supplementary system of a listener repeating back a message or process that has been described by a speaker so that both the listener and the speaker are in closer alignment on what the intended message is to promote understanding.
I spent most of my day working in the garden preparing it for fall crops. My time in the garden manifested multiple qualities of life for me. I learned more about seasonal gardening, crop rotation, soil pH impacts, companion planting, and plants’ needs in general, which helps me to be more independent and resilient in the case that I must grow or forage food for survival. My time in the garden also helped me to manifest a healthier earth; I worked in an organic garden and learned about ways to reduce pests and plant diseases that might otherwise require an inorganic solution. Overall, I had a good day.