Harvest Mom, dog trainer, shepherdess, spinner, naturalist, teacher, wife, friend, daughter, sister, rabid football fan, musician (barely), artist in my own mind, writer wannabe, chocoholic. Easily distracted by bright shiny objects.
The Map Man
Bridge Engineer, map follower, accidental farmer, master go-with-the-flow-er, juggler of oranges and life, world's best father. My partner (for 24 years), my best friend (for 29 years), my heart (for eternity), my balance, my obsession. The reason I am where and who I want to be.
Twelve, enthusiastic, creative, hilarious, musical, dramatic, driven, future professional dancer (and whatever else he puts his mind to). Has a zest for life and all it's many nooks and crannies.
Nine (and a half!), karate kid, sensitive, imaginative, inquisitive, affectionate, observant, thoughtful, a free spirit with an old soul. Talks to animals and trees, listens to the wind and the stars.
10 months, bubbly, silly, musically inclined, cat (and penguin!) obsessed, baby on the go
We began day 3 of our Longhouse construction by scorching the ends of the posts (to prevent them from rotting in the ground), above, while laying out our construction site and digging holes where the posts were going to go, below:
Then, working in teams of two, the kids grabbed a post from the fire and dragged it to their holes:
One of the partners held the post while the other back-filled the dirt around it:
Then they went back to the fire for another post and switch jobs to set it.
Below, our Longhouse at the end of the day:
We were all exhausted after a work-filled week, and were happy to have a couple of days off to relax. But it's back to work on it today!