Monday, July 20, 2009

zach and emmy checking in for our first combined blog of adventures! time here has been nothing short of AMAZING! how can there be any complaining when you get to wake up in a treehouse surrounded by a forest of all shades of green!? our commute to "work" includes walking through the trees and up the lower gardens, listening to the birds chirp their morning songs. after a tasty breakfast we get to garden, work in the ceramic studio, cook, tend to the animals, and do lots of other fun and rewarding things around the farm! each day brings new adventures, lots of learning, building community which leads to an amazing outlook on life and being grateful for our absolutely beautiful surroundings! our days end with our bodies happy from being outside each day, filled with delicious food fresh from our gardens, and ready to get some sleep to start adventuring with the new morning! living here has created new awareness and a connection of mindfulness during the daily activities. these spiritual connections allow almost everything done here to be looked at in a meditative light. living each and every day in the present moment!

here are a few photos from the last couple of weeks here at the farm:

august - being his amazing self!

a great mushroom find on the way to the secret swimming hole

first big swarm of the season - grey's first catch and part of the beekeeping adventures going on here at the farm.

farm feast breakfast - joe with his morning cup o' java...

brand new kiln structure complete with removable roof section, soon to be the home of a 2300 wood kiln. the first firing brought everyone out to enjoy some major flames and sparks.... it was magical!

first few raspberry harvests of the season! soooooo delicious.

eco art workshop with cynthia robinson - regina, emmy, cynthia, and her daughter emily came together for a great afternoon of creating art with the materials in the upper fields. a nice throne to break on during some potato hilling!

herbal tea workshop with sarah! we gathered some herbs from around the garden for a big pot of fresh tea. while that was brewing, workshop participants made their own tea blend with some dried herbs to take home.

listening to some awesome bluegrass by parker hill road band at dorchester's old home day - bob marley and old crow medicine show cover were incredible along with all the other great tunes!

our first time at bread and puppet - it blew us away! the performance, the location, the people, the music, the art, the bread.... it all bring about the most incredible feelings of community and energy going towards something that is making a difference in this world. you could definitely feel the magic in that place!

the afternoon performances started in the main field and took us into the pine forest, later ending in this beautiful field!

some of the beautiful costumes at the performance and the audience enjoying every second of it!

chris overlooking the fields after the performance - this field came to be my favorite place in the grounds. we later watched the sun set over the trees. nothing but the most positive, powerful energy is felt in this place. what a great end to an amazing evening!

"slow down and enjoy life,
it's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast,
it's the sense of where you are going
and why."
- eddie cantor

"live simply that others may simply live."
- gandhi

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