Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gettin' it goin'

I'm enjoying this winter. We have a bit more time to breath but are still keeping productive. There's a really cool tree house that is near completion north of the community building. The windows are 4 old sliding door windows screwed into place - great visibility out to the woods.

I've been keeping busy with creating and fixing tools in the blacksmith shop in preperation for this season, working in the woods, seedling related activities, indoor maintnance and meetings.

The meetings here are pretty cool. We had a four hour meeting this morning about our traditional arts fair Sept 12 and 13. I know four hours seems like a long time but we're using consenses here with 10 people who have fairly different upbringings, life experiences, and little practice in this method of decision making. When you think about it, it's pretty amazing that we make any decisions at all. Luckily we're all very passionate about what we're doing here and respect eachother enough to want to make decisions we can all be comfortable Living with. It's good practice in patience, compassion, selflessness, honesty, focus, communication... I really wish more people had the opportunity to experience this. It's been significal in my growth as a person over the past year and a half.

Anyway, I need to go to bed. I'm good and tired.

Make good decisions,
Joe V.

1 comment:

Eve said...

go to bed dirty joe see ya soon Ld