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Photos of Yurtopia
November 18, 2021

Hello everyone!

We've pitched our yurt! We are happy to provide you with an update and photos!

We've been spending our fall evenings crocheting and reading Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. Read the book and movie review in this issue of The Gleaner.

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Yurt Pitching!

Labor Day weekend arrived and it was go time! We told several of our friends to stop by if they wanted and that we would be pitching the yurt Monday.

Seriously, we told them stop by if you have time. Thankfully we have wonderful friends and they all came to help. 7 families helped us pitch the yurt and we couldn’t have done it without them!

We got started at 7:00 a.m. and called it a day around 10:00 p.m. The first step to pitching the yurt was setting the doors. Little did we know that there was a short wall measurement so we made the mistake of setting our doors at 90* instead of using the measurement. This caused many problems later on but moving forward we set up the short and long lattice walls.

Next came setting the center ring and using a tripod of three rafters to get this up on the lattice. This was quite tricky and I’d recommend renting a lift. We used a scaffold and ladders.

After this all the rafters were installed resting on the compression wire. It all seemed a little precarious but it did work out in the end.

Next the roof insulation was laid followed by laying out the 300 pound roof material. We snaked it up through the center ring and this was the most dangerous part of the whole project. Everyone’s guardian angels were working double duty and the roof material was unrolled and laid out pretty well with zero injuries.

Now is when we realized that something must be wrong with the doors because things weren’t lining up right. There are door openings cut out of the roof fabric that did not line up with where the doors were, but it was getting late so we called it a day. We got so much more accomplished than we ever thought we would.

The next day our wonderful friends showed up again at 5:30 p.m. This day we worked until 9:00 p.m. and got the wall insulation and wall material laced up to the roof. It was so exciting and looked so great! Everyone really had a fantastic time! It was like an old fashion barn raising. Thank God for good friends!

As I said there were some problems with the door placement and other hiccups but with a little help from Colorado Yurt Company and a visit from their professional yurt pitcher all was resolved. In my next update, look forward to hearing about what it has been like living in the yurt during these first few months.

David Copperfield Book Report and Movie Review

Recently, we have been enjoying David Copperfield as a family. It is a book that is both entertaining as well as bringing forth a good lesson and moral. This book is a fun read and very enjoyable for all ages. Enjoy this Dickens novel with your family. "Where the innocent humor of Emma meets the pomp of The Greatest Showman." Although it does not carry the sad weight of the novel, it is twisted with just the right amount of humor to make it a very entertaining film!

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Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving, The Industrious Family

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