Chipagedden

This is what my husband called it when I had some woodchips delivered to my house. The service was done by an Arborists that are part of Chipdrop service. It saves them time and money and I get woodchips for free.

I received 12 cu yd on Friday May 26th, and am still moving them from the driveway to their needed locations. One of our neighbors even bought a dump cart so he could get some. My fruit trees and garden bed are loving the mulch. It will definitely help hold in moisture between waterings.

 

 

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Figure of the Week: Elladon of Silveroak

2/1/2017

This is the Reaper: Dark Heaven Legends figure, Elladan of Silveroak. It is a male elf, wearing a cloak, surcoat, and chain mail; wielding a small shield and longsword.

​I was in the mood for blues and whites the day I painted this. Here is the link to the figure: Elladan

Mousefolk

 

 

Weekly Happenings

2/6/2017

I’ve had an interesting weekend.

     On Feb 3, I was in contact with a member of the Charleston Wilderness Survival/Preppers Meetup Group. He was offering free firewood, I just had to come pick it up in West Ashley. I was very happy to improve my wood pile. (I don’t have a fireplace, but do have a grill/fire pit).
On Saturday, I drove to West Ashley, and had to take some detours because of road work, but I finally arrived. I started loading myself, because he didn’t answer the doorbell. After loading about 8 pieces, he came out and helped me finish loading. Partway through loading my SUV, I realized, I would only be able to fit a little more than 1/4 of his pile. I was told that as long as the pile was there that I could come get more. He was very nice older gentlemen.
When I arrived home, I roped my son into helping me stack the wood. I had to create two more piles to get it all organized. Sunday, I’ll have to keep stacking. There is more wood in my brush pile that needs to be cut and stacked as well, but I need to find the bar and chain oil for my chainsaw first.
While relaxing Saturday night after an exhausting day, I was researching a dome structure that I want to build as a personal space in my back yard. At first I wanted to build an octagonal gazebo-like one, but after researching plans, I realized that it would be easier to make an adobe-filled long-earthbag dome. My problem will be getting the materials and tools to complete the project. I might end up building a platform to put a temporary yurt until I can locate supplies.
While searching for suppliers of earthbags, I discovered the One Community Global website. The are building Intentional Communities by merging permacultural ideas, natural buildings (monolithic domes, earth bag buildings, and others) and many other ideas with a self-sufficient and green culture included (solar and wind energy, composting, gardening, communal living).
It is a very interesting concept but is on the West Coast, so I could only join as a Satellite Member. I started filling out the membership form (and it is very detailed, I’m guessing so that they can judge your determination, it’s going to take me a while to fill out the essay portion). Below is a link to their site. One Community Global.
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American Legion Book Sale

1/30/2017

I was able to go to the last day of an American Legion book sale yesterday. Following are the book I found: best ways to improve your soil (pic coming soon), companion planting & intensive cultivation, natural gardening, reader’s digest 101 do-it-yourself projects, homeowner’s complete outdoor building book (wood and masonry construction), nature for the very young; Ortho Books: all about building- waterfalls, ponds, and streams; national geographic society-wilderness USA (very good quality paper, 1973 edition).

I love going to these book sale, you can get very good deals. I got all of these for $5, I could have filled 3 bags for $10, but couldn’t find enough interesting books. Most of these will be very useful for improving my house, garden and yard. 
These are all very good books, I can’t wait to use the information inside.

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Figure of the Week: Amberlynn, Dragon Slayer

2/8/2017

This week I’m focusing on: Amberlynn, Dragon Slayer is a human female, wearing a chain shirt, breastplate, small helm and grieves; wielding a sword and shield. Flocked.

​It took me quite a while to find the correct information on this figure, I finally had to resort to the Reaper Forum: miniature finder. A person there was able to tell me that she is a figure from Iron Wind Metals.

Birdfolk (Awakened)

 Birdfolk [Awakened] (20-22 RP)
Tiny-Small Magical Beast (animalfolk, birdfolk, awakened)

Racial Traits

  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, -2 Constitution (0 RP)
  • Magical Beast:Birdfolk are magical beasts with the animalfolk, birdfolk and awakened subtypes. (4 RP)
    • Lowlight Vision: Birdfolk can see twice as far as a race with normal vision in conditions of dim light. (0 RP)
  • Size: (of choice):
    • Tiny: Birdfolk gain a +2 to Dexterity and a -2 size penalty to Strength. Tiny birdfolk gain a +2 size bonus to their AC, a +2 size bonus on attack rolls, a -2 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a +8 size bonus on Stealth checks. Up to four characters can fit in one square. (4 RP)
    • Small: Birdfolk gain a +1 bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a -1 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.(0 RP)
  • Slow Speed:Birdfolk have a slow speed of 20 ft. (-1 RP)
    • Flight:Birdfolk have a flight speed of 40 feet [see Fast below], and they have an Average maneuverability. (4 RP)
      • Fast:Birdfolk are quick and maneuverable, they gain a +10 feet fly speed and +1 step to their maneuverability. (1 RP)
    • Keen Senses:Birdfolk gain a +2 racial bonus to Perception skill checks. (2 RP)
    • Bite:Birdfolk have a bite attack. Tiny 1, Small 1d2, Medium 1d4 (1 RP)
    • Curiosity:Birdfolk are naturally inquisitive about the world around them. They gain a +4 bonus on Diplomacy checks to gather information, and Knowledge (history) and Knowledge (local) become class skills for them. If they choose a class that has either of these Knowledge skills as class skills, they gain a +2 racial bonus on those skills instead. (4 RP)
    • Emissary:Once per day, birdfolk can roll twice when making a Bluff or Diplomacy check and take the better roll. (1 RP)
    • Urbanite:Birdfolk gain a +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy checks made to gather information and Sense Motive checks made to get a hunch about a social situation. (1 RP)
    • Linguist:Birdfolk start with Sauran and Common. Bonus: Astralus, Elven and 3 of choice. (1 RP)

Alternate Racial Traits

  • Gifted Linguist: Birdfolk gain a +4 racial bonus on Linguistics checks, and they learn one additional language every time they put a rank in the Linguistics  Replaces emissary and fast.
  • Silver Tongued: Birdfolk gain a +2 bonus on Diplomacy and Bluff  In addition, when they use Diplomacy to shift a creature’s attitude, they can do so up to three steps up rather than just two. Replaces curiosity and gain 1 RP.
  • Quick Reactions: Birdfolk receive Improved Initiative as a bonus feat. Replaces keen senses.
  • Envoy: Birdfolk with an Intelligence score of 11 or higher gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—comprehend languagesdetect magicdetect poisonread magic. The caster level for these effects is equal to the user’s character level. Replaces emissary.
  • Weather Savvy: Birdfolk are so in tune with the air and sky they can sense the slightest change in atmospheric conditions. They can spend a full-round action to predict the weather in an area for the next 24 hours. This prediction is always accurate, but cannot account for spells or supernatural effects that might alter the forecast. Replaces urbanite.
  • Hands: Birdfolk gain hands at the upper joint of their wings. Replaces keen senses.

As a result of the Mage Storms that wracked Dinoterra during the Mage Wars most of the birds there were awakened. They gained the ability of speech, greater Intelligence and some hands. They are often tutors, emissaries, ambassadors, messengers, and teachers.

A rare few birdfolk show more humanoid traits, such as arms as well as wings, humanoid legs or bodies.

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