Composting toilet stairs, vent pipe, and documentation
Greg finalized the Composting Toilet sketchup file to include on the wiki page.
August 8-August 13
MicroHouse 3 workshop
July 31- August 7
-Designed and built a composting toilet for OSE. Composting Toilet @OSE
Preparation for the microhouse 3 workshop.
- brick prep
-cooking and dishwashing for workshop
Fruits and wild edible foraging: harvested wild plums at reservoir (a tree next to the launch behind the bathroom )
concord grapes and some apple varieties are ripe
harvested all of the edamame, and a test batch of sweet potatoes ( sweet potatoes need 10 days of curing time post harvest, pre cooking)
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Rebar for the microhouse foundation
Tues Jul 29, 2014
Worked with Greg to finish the wooden form work for the microhouse foundation
mapped out the general location for composting toilet, and showers for interns and workshop participants. OSE Composting Toilet ideas
Mon Jul 28, 2014
took a trip to Sutherlands Lumber to pick up remaining pieces for microhouse foundation and a few pliers for installing the rebar.
constructed the wooden form work for the microhouse foundation with Greg
Fri Jul 25, 2014
filled in septic tank hole for microhouse 3
Thurs Jul 24, 2014
built a second picnic table!
pressed bricks with varying quantities of dirt,sand, and cement to test different proportions for stabilization
Wed Jul 23, 2014
cleaned out old workshop space for outdoor kitchen
afternoon pressed bricks with different measured quantities of dirt, sand, and cement recorded data
Tues Jul 22, 2014
finished pool! swimming!
Mon Jul 21, 2014
removed hopper, grate, and shaker from CEB press in order to manually produce bricks. conducted several soil tests on piles 1,2,3 of soil. pressed several bricks manually, and recorded data on brick uniformity
assisted with installing metal siding of pool
Fri Jul 18, 2014
hydraulic tubing for brick press. assisted with installation of the shaker, and the grate. Pressed 2 bricks! -the soil was too wet.
worked on publicity for microhouse workshop, reaching out to several colleges and universities in Missouri
Thurs Jul 17, 2014
Build shelves in the old workshop to organize into an outdoor kitchen space. Assist with hydraulic tubing, installing quick couplers on tubes for CEB press
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Arrive at the farm!