These days we buy very few things that fall outside of the food and basic survival categories. One of those very few things arrived this week, wrapped in raw sheep wool from the authors’ farm in Vermont: A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living, the just released book by Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow […]
Josh went out to shovel some of the giant snow drifts off of the wooden yurt roofs…. Or so I thought. I next saw him walk by with a sled, and then this… Best (or at least craziest) sledding around. What’s that? More snow coming all next week? Happy Friday.
Earlier this week the blizzard winds whipped snow between cracks of the yurt, snowing down on Caden as he watched the storm through the door window. That was the same chilly storm that had me so layered that the children decided I’d make a good pillow, taking great fun bouncing themselves off of me. Midwinter… […]
I notice how very warm I am in bed, inside the fabric yurt, even when early January temperatures outside have dipped to -11° F, down to -28° F with windchill. Until I step out of bed into the 42° F dark morning air. Brr. These are the times this little yurt has a difficult time […]
Life after the flurry of late summer and early fall is returning to normal, or to what I realize I’ve come to feel is normal… The wooden yurt is there, but feeling less like future home and more like giant art installation backdrop. You should have seen it last night with the moonlight shining off […]
I’ve thought to write a post several times since we finished the yurt building last month, but had so much swirling through me that I didn’t know how to get it all out or how to even begin to share the experiences. I’d love to walk you through exactly what the yurt building workshops were like, […]
This moment ************************** Yurt workshop #2 Day 4 (of 12) *******************