Weaving it together

A midwinter walk through the forest revealed a confused fat bullfrog, his defrosted winter abode inspiring a topside check for spring. We reached for lighter (or no) coats.  We ditched snow boots for rain boots that were quickly cast in coats of thick mud, squelching with every step.  No need for wool pants.  Friends reached […]

The work of winter

I don’t believe I will ever get used to wind storms in a fabric yurt.  The sudden shaking of the walls that sends spice bottles flying.  The distinct sound of the path the wind travels, closer, hitting, and then whirling away.  Thinking it is over, only to have another round hit so unexpectedly that we […]

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 […]

Beneath it all

We’re rather excited (and more than a bit relieved) that THIS has happened: The creation of a cement icosikaitetragon, this 46.5′ diameter 24-sided landing pad for a wooden yurt. Soon it will barely be visible, disappearing bit by bit as the wooden yurt sprouts out of it over the course of our building workshops that […]