Wednesday, March 21, 2012

From the Mountain's Crevasse

Welp, here we are. Mountain Edible Arts is amazing, vast, beautiful. Today is our first day off, and I am relishing in relaxation. I just ate some eggs from chickens down the road! Wow! (I'm usually a vegan rabbit, but I've decided that it's all about the context, and finally I am in one where I feel okay about eating some different things). The key here, folks, is sustainability. Also respect - for the Earth and the creatures on it. This is what is most important to me, and this is the way things are here. Yay!

I've been camping out in my tent in the middle of the field. It's a 360 degree view of mountains. Mount Celo, and the Black Mountains behind. This is all feeling rather luxurious. We have definitely been busting our butts as well, making a soak in the hot tub at the end of the day feel deserved.

This is the garden I've been working on a lot. We've been weeding, putting in stone paths and stepping stones, leveling out compost. Max made a new compost structure behind the garden that you can see in the distance here out of recycle wood pallets.

This is an old broken down house that some of us have been cleaning up and clearing, making a huge pile of wood to burn for the Equinox fire this Saturday. Some of the wood that can be salvaged will go into making raised plant beds and rabbit pens. Chickens arrive tomorrow! Bawk bawk!

Anyway, this experience so far has been really rewarding. I am lucky to be here, and I feel like I'm starting to make my dreams of farming come true in all that I'm learning. The addition of hugging a national forest and having hiking trails on the land makes it twice as exciting. While my body struggles to endure the labor, I know it is getting stronger, and my mind is feeling more at peace.

With love from the mountains!



  1. Simply beautiful! But: how about pictures of you and the Loki Travelers in this amazing setting?! These could be post cards from the local five and dime!! Love and hugs to you all...

  2. This is so wonderful, Brit. I'm so happy when I think about you and Jackie-"somewhere out there." (I was singing that last part.) All of my love and admiration-Katie.


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