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Gathering warmth and light

What a beautiful, strange November.  Many nights the fire is not started, or is allowed to go out while sleeping, and it is rarely going during the day. Still, the light keeps fading, paying no mind to weather that thinks it is September.  There’s something within that whispers a reminder that the temperature will soon sync […]

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Growing seasons

The wind was already nipping at my hand as I cut the butternuts from their more-green-than-I’d-like vines. I handed them to my father and we relocated them into the fabric yurt before the first hard frost descended that night. In this one round space with no separate rooms and all nooks allotted for, every new entrant […]

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The (not round) hen home

This time last year we’d just finished our first wooden yurt building workshop.  And here we are now, finishing yet another wooden home that is being figured out as we go… This one isn’t for us, although Josh jokes (I think) that it’s really for him to move into when he starts to feel small-yurt-claustrophobia this […]