[as posted in September 2012]
I’m Melanie, wife to Josh, momma to Caden and Aria.
In October of 2010 we began a journey out of suburbia and into “imagined living” in rural Maine. We were looking for more purpose, fewer corners, deeper relationships, more dirt…
This is our story about circling into “home” and a life that feels a bit more right and real, and seeing how that evolves as we go. Resonant community, yurts, gardens, foraging, streams, moss… It has been a bumpy (literally, these backwoods roads are not on the state maintenance radar), invigorating, gratifying, stressful, educating, inspiring adventure. We now live in this little seaside town in Maine, tucked away in a tiny fabric yurt, with plans to build a permanent wooden tapered yurt.
This blog is a way to answer the “why” questions we often get (more on that here) – why did we make the move, why do we live in a yurt… To share the learning (and unlearning). To try to follow through on the “pictures, please!” requests. And to give our family and my terrible long term memory something to look back on.