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  • #11802
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    SailorTrash
    Participant

    One of the dots is a plane, I swear!

    http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #12181
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    Sailing the Farm tribe december 2010.

    Dear friends.

    Its been a cold november and december (coldest since 1919 they say) It
    feels more like january with temperatures down to -25 C but work goes
    forward as usual. We are still working with the sails model and still
    not really happy with the construction so some time to go before we
    scale up in real size and start to make it. 5-6 people have been here
    last weeks. We managed also to melt some hundreds kg of beeswax out
    of old beeframes which hopefully will be candles in future. Then we
    also are working on the boat as normal.

    Im sitting alone in front of the fire and writing up the last
    Newsletter of 2010. Looking back, 53 people from all over the world
    have been helping moving “Sailing the Farm” project forward in
    2010. All more or less amateurs but they have all done a tremendous
    work both on farm and on the boat. This adds up to 836 working days
    or more than 6000 hours! Without this help this project will be
    impossible to finish.. Im very grateful for all who have been
    contributed, the laughter and jokes around the dinnertable and most of
    all the good memories.

    So when the fire slowly burns out and its time to go to bed, I wish
    you and your loved ones a peaceful christmas and a happy new year and
    hope to see you in 2011.

    Pictures from last weeks: The sailmaking model goes forward. Mr Cat
    and boatbuilding dog share the couch after a hard day. Boathouse in
    wintersnow.

    Peace and love from
    Sailing-the-farm tribe.


    If you want to join our sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.
    Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
    If you want to receive our newsletter on email:
    http://list.nett.org/mailman/listinfo/sailing-the-farm

    #12185
    Profile photo of J.L.-Frusha
    J.L.-Frusha
    Participant

    Do you have a web-page that does not require signing up for the news-letter, updates and archives, so folks can get a look at the project?

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

    #12187
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    J.L. wrote:

    Do you have a web-page that does not require signing up for the news-letter, updates and archives, so folks can get a look at the project?

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

    tnx. the closest blog which seems to keep updated these days is in chinese :-) rest is newsletters so if you want to keep track you need to sign up to our newsletter.

    peace and love

    zeyang

    #12296
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    #12298
    Profile photo of elspru
    elspru
    Participant

    zeyang wrote:

    J.L. wrote:

    Do you have a web-page that does not require signing up for the news-letter, updates and archives, so folks can get a look at the project?

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

    tnx. the closest blog which seems to keep updated these days is in chinese :-)

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    even if it’s in chinese we can simply use a translation service.

    what’s the address of your blog?

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    #12299
    Profile photo of makanbubur
    makanbubur
    Participant
    #12301
    Profile photo of J.L.-Frusha
    J.L.-Frusha
    Participant

    Lead and steel should not be allowed to get wet together, in sea water. It makes a battery and causes steel to corrode. Be sure they are sealed so that water cannot get to them both, at the same time, to prevent the corrosion.

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

    #12350
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    Sailing the Farm tribe january 2011

    Dear friends.

    New year and new possibilites! I bet 2011 will be a good year for our
    dream project. More and more people are joining to help pushing
    sailing the farm tribe forward so sofar it looks good.

    Last weeks we have been working hard on the boat project and farm. Its
    5 people here now from different countries from all the world. The
    farm has also got a few more permanent inhabitants – we found out that
    its time to get self sufficient on eggs so now we have chickens -
    hopefully there will be plenty of eggs in a few months time. The
    indoor garden is growing slowly and wonder of wonder we have now 2 red
    tomatoes! :-) That is really a slow growing plant!

    Of more serious farm work we are cleaning 2500 frames in Sodium
    hydroxide (NaOH) or better known as caustic soda which will be used
    for next years beekeeping project. We made a 2×1 meter box out of 1 mm
    aluminium for washing those frames, but suddenly found out that this
    stuff was extremely corrosive. That box lasted only 2 days! Thankfully
    there will be no NaOH on the boat! :-)

    Pictures from last weeks: chickens under the green lamp, cleaning
    beekeeping frames, a boatbuilding girl in front of the boat.

    Peace and love from
    Sailing-the-farm tribe.


    If you want to join our sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.
    Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
    If you want to receive our newsletter on email:
    http://list.nett.org/mailman/listinfo/sailing-the-farm

    #12643
    Profile photo of elspru
    elspru
    Participant

    Hey, I might want to join, where abouts in China are you?

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    #12847
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    Sailing the Farm tribe march 2011

    Dear friends.

    The coldest months are behind us thankfully. Daylight get longer
    every day and soon the springtime will be here. It has been maybe
    10-15 very nice wannabee sea-gypsies here last 2-3 months and we have
    made good progress.

    We have been working hard on the boat and farm since last
    newsletter. Since last time we are more or less finished with the
    dieseltanks and watertanks inside the boat and also fixed the position
    of the small engine we plan to install.

    Making stuff for beehives is more or less finished. Cleaning and make
    wax-moulds for 200 bee-hive boxes took a lot of time but only a few
    days away finish up this step.

    Of less serious business, as tradition on the farm goes – we made
    another igloo this year and its a popular place to sleep during
    night. Even if its -20 celcius its cozy and warm inside the
    igloo. Skiing is also a popular pasttime.

    When spring is coming we plan to grow potatoes, carrots and onion to
    get more selfsufficient on food. Welding up the deck has also high
    priority so until then – have a nice early spring (or autumn/winter
    for those of you in the southern hemisphere!)

    If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
    contact us!

    Pictures from last time.

    1. The ladies are making wax-moulds for the bees.
    2. Cutting wood for next winter.
    3. A nice Igloo, very popular indeed!
    4. Our birds are taking sun-bath.
    5. Out skiing in nice winter weather.

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    If you want to join our sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.
    Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
    If you want to receive our newsletter on email:
    http://list.nett.org/mailman/listinfo/sailing-the-farm

    #12873
    Profile photo of elspru
    elspru
    Participant

    zeyang wrote:

    Sailing the Farm tribe march 2011

    Dear friends.

    Making stuff for beehives is more or less finished. Cleaning and make
    wax-moulds for 200 bee-hive boxes took a lot of time but only a few
    days away finish up this step.

    Wow, that’s a lot of bee-hives, where you gonna get flowers in the middle of the ocean?

    Or are you making them for resale?

    Of less serious business, as tradition on the farm goes – we made
    another igloo this year and its a popular place to sleep during
    night. Even if its -20 celcius its cozy and warm inside the
    igloo. Skiing is also a popular pasttime.

    When spring is coming we plan to grow potatoes, carrots and onion to
    get more selfsufficient on food. Welding up the deck has also high
    priority so until then – have a nice early spring (or autumn/winter
    for those of you in the southern hemisphere!)

    If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
    contact us!

    Wherabouts in Norway are you?

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    #13135
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    Sailing the Farm tribe early april 2011

    Dear friends.

    Spring is slowly coming and even if it is still snowing it usually
    melt a little every day. We are into summertime so sun goes down after
    2000 so we have long days ahead of us thankfully.

    There has been many nice wannabee seagypsies last weeks on farm and
    everyone talks eagerly about the future life of roaming the seas. We
    have a huge stocks of sailingbooks on the farm so its easy to dream
    about distance shores and nice sunsets.

    The work goes forward as normal, we are melting lead for the ballast
    keel (totally around 4500 tonns). It will be in big V-shaped form,
    with average weight of around 60 kg. It makes it easier to take them
    out in emergency. Lead is quite poisonous so we are using masks and
    work outside. It melts around 300 degress, so easy to use a wood
    burning stove.

    The wax-melting process for the bees is finished thankfully. Now we
    have 150 boxes with clean organic wax. We started this process in
    october so it was a long and tedious work.

    If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
    contact us!

    Comments to the pictures.

    1: 3 hardworking seagypsies taking a rest on the couch.
    2. the girl with the rooster. Look at the matching colors. The rooster
    might think they belong to the same tribe.
    3. Our Igloo got a nice shaped door.
    4. Balancing on a line. A little cold without shoes.
    5. Melting lead for the boat. Each weight 60 kg.
    6. Time to hit the road again. Our professional hitchhiking girl
    decide to go south after many month on farm. Deeply missed.

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    If you want to join our sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.
    Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
    If you want to receive our newsletter on email:
    http://list.nett.org/mailman/listinfo/sailing-the-farm

    #13332
    Profile photo of zeyang
    zeyang
    Participant

    Sailing the Farm tribe late april 2011

    Dear sea gypsy friends.

    Hard to believe but summer arrived early this year! it has been 15-16
    degrees last days and we are still talking april! This looks good, our
    sea gypsies even complain its a little too warm in the boatshed. How
    fast we forget our frostbitten toes!

    We are still into lead melting. Biggest problem is actually getting
    scrap lead to a price we are willing to pay. It seems china is driving
    up the prices so much so its hard to get scrap metal cheap anymore,
    but we are more or less halfway through this process.

    Latest news on farm is: We are now almost selfsufficient on eggs!! we
    get one each day!!! just incredible. Will soon start to plow the field
    and start planting potatoes, pacelia (for the bees) and raspberries.

    Happy easter!

    If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
    contact us!

    And as usual some pictures from the last weeks:

    1. this girl is a serious sea gypsy. even have a fisherman anchor on
    her left leg. so together with our 4 other fisherman anchor I think
    we have enough!
    2. second batch of chickens.Its incredible how fast they grow – almost
    magic.
    3. Yes, Spring time is here, cleaning and painting antofouling on the
    small sailboat.
    4. Easter dinner. What else than chinese hotpot! For those
    landlubbers out there. this kerosene stove is stolen from the
    boat to simulate that we have a real hotpot table.

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    If you want to join our sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.
    Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
    If you want to receive our newsletter on email:
    http://list.nett.org/mailman/listinfo/sailing-the-farm

    #13341
    Profile photo of meadow
    meadow
    Participant

    Actually I noted this forum topic because I loved the book “Sailing the Farm”. Wow, would I love to build a boat like that. Of course, it’s taken me and my man two years to get a puddle duck together

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