Cheesemaking seems to require lots of wait time peppered with a handful of brief work episodes to culture the milk, curdle it, cut the curd, mill and salt it, and press the cheese, so overall it lends itself to hanging out and catching up with a good friend you haven't seen in a while.
That decision is timed to coincide with the availability of the applications for this year's wexing positions. You can now access this year's application and view the opportunities that are available here: www.dancingrabbit.org/visit-dancing-rabbit-ecovillage/work-exchange/. There's quite a variety this year.
Though completely dry myself, I looked back at the trailer and discovered it was being sprayed with volleys of frothy mud I can only describe as "barley stew frappe".
Who needs TV when you have potholders?
As we hit the first days of 2013, I'm full of memories from another year jam-packed with construction, friends new and old, meetings, events, celebrations, and so much more. How do we fit it all in? It takes a village. I certainly couldn't manage this much fun and fullness on my own, without a collection of friends to carry some of the load.
I, for one, am feeling more relaxed about my ability to support my family and do other things, like bathe, read, and write this column.
The yet unnamed earth-bagged bunker on Crooked Root is starting to look more and more like the little model Kyle showed me earlier this year, and Sharon and Dennis' floor has grown about a foot deep with gravel, brick and urbanite.
Go down to Thistledown, turn left, and across from the Magic School Bus you'll find The Hermitage