platform cat hole and morel drying

platform cat hole and morel drying

The cat hole, which allows Duke to go in to catch mice is just big enough for him to fit through. Seems small? The other day we saw him hop through the fence. The fence openings are only 6”x4” so why make the platform cat hole any bigger. Im thinking of transplanting around the base some plants that mice and voles don’t like.

After a good couple days of rain last week, followed by some sunshine… followed by a message from Alex saying 40lbs pounds of morels were picked near her place we got out to the cut block yesterday. It was raining, but we had mushrooming hats on. It seemed like we weren’t going to find any at first but them we found huge patches of false morels or ‘brain’ mushrooms, which can be eaten with special precautions.

morels drying in the yurt

In the end we got a diners worth plus a few pounds to dry; hung up over the fire place…  And we had a lot of fun : )

morels drying over the yurt fireplace

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All sides: insulating a round yurt platform

All sides: insulating a round yurt platform

The platform is round, just like the yurt.
There are six sections to the platform, each made to the plywood dimensions – 4’x8′. The beauty of this plan is that the platform could in theory be disassembled and moved… anywhere!
The main body of the platform was insulated but round the rim there were uninsulated parts (due to the straight angles of the structure) so we filled them with wool! Will we have mould issues? We shall see…

 

insulated yurt platform