Today, we're going to gather them. Excitement!
After another seven days, gather the cakes, again mud the door, allowing no wind to enter.
I double checked to see if there was more meaning to that word (bolded in the original and in the translation), and there really isn't:
聚 jù Middle Chinese dzjuXSo I guess I'll make a pile of them.
- collect(ion), assemble, gather together, group(ing); (a)mass, accumulate.
- assembly of 3 or more celestial bodies in the same lunar lodging.
- community, populace; settlement.
|The wetter cakes|
|The dryer cakes - they're still quite damp|
|I have an 8x lens for my phone, which let me take a close-up of the cakes (one of the wetter ones). You can see the hyphae! The cakes are holding together fairly well, which I think is because of the hyphae more than because they're slightly dryer.|
It's unclear to me what purpose the gathering has, but it's easy enough to stack the cakes. I have to wonder if having a much larger pile (30 liters vs perhaps 3) would have a different effect.
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