My, PEP – Ugly, Nearly Useless Spoon

Here’s my second PEP project. Carving an ugly, nearly useless spoon.

This project was a little more difficult than my previous Club Style Mallet.

First off, I don’t really have any good whittling tools so I used a utility knife, which proved to be adequate though not ideal.

It took me about 2 hrs total. It was made from the same piece of alder as my mallet. If the wood was green it probably would’ve been much easier to carve.

What is this all about? See What is PEP and PEX? for more info.

My, Permaculture Experience According to Paul

Paul Wheaton of Permies.com has come up with an interesting system for those wishing to become more skilled at permacutlure.

He calls the system PEX. Which stands for Permaculture Experience “X” Where “X” is a Permaculture philosophy set of your choosing. PEP is the Permaculture Experience According to Paul.

The system is a bit more involved than I am describing here. For more information visit What is PEP and PEX? at Permies.

I’ve decided to earn a few of Paul’s badges. I most likely not try to reach level PEP4, but I think it will be fun to do some of the exercises.

I will be documenting my progress here and at the appropriate Permies forums.

In order to reach PEP1 one must earn 16 “Sand” badges. Badge descriptions can be found at The 22 aspects of PEP

I will be attempting the following “Sand” badges:

Round Woodworking

Food Prep and Preservation

Kolomona Show S03E01

Show Notes

In this podcast I talk about how we have been lied to all these years by our government about what a healthy diet is.

Resources I talk about in this podcast

Powerful Documentaries

World War II Propaganda films on Youtube

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Outro music Dan-O – Anarctic Moon

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Word of the Week

Terrific – Causing terror or fear!

The Raven

By Edgar Allen Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

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