Here is a quick photo montage of my weekend and the past 2 days in school:
I love and hate this situation--the land here is PERFECT for my future dreams to come true and these people own it, mow it, and are rarely here (according to Julia). It's truly a shame
|A PORCUPINE!!! I saw one in real|
life! It's running away because I was
so loud with my excitement for having
seen a real live porcupine in the wild!
|The living or sitting room|
I didn't take pictures of the main house, it's beautiful, but it's a typical American "cottage on steroids" addition.
I want to live in a home like the little one.
Reclaimed and painted crazy uneven wide plank wood floors.
A fireplace or wood stove in every room (all 2 of them).
And breathtaking classic and elegant woodwork.
|The living or sitting room--just look at that light!|
|One of the 2 upstairs bedrooms--I want that bed frame!|
Then wrap it onto our Nostepinne (Nist-pin) to create in inner and outer pull ball of yarn--no more "granny balls" as my zany, unmanageable yarn balls are termed. I learned that on Monday.
|My very first ball/skein of hand-spun, hand-wound yarn!|
And we'll also be making some apple cider vinegar. This semester in Ag Tech, it's all about the fermentation of farm fruits and veggies!
And yes, we get to partake in the fruits of our labors! I'm wicked excited about that!
|More delicious than you would ever imagine. Just look at that!|
|This apple press was hand built by Eric there (in|
the blue) from one tree he fell in our nearby forest.
|This is Dave, he's super cool--and "quality" testing the cider|
straight out of the bucket.
|Another cider prep contraption made by Eric. Clayton peddles|
his heart out while Kendra feeds a consistent flow of apples
into the chomper.
|The chomper--yeah, scary!|
|"People travel hundreds of miles to see this, and we get to just|
wake up and walk outside--and we get to go to school here."
|THIS is the tree we're going to take down.|
|THIS is the massive stump left and THESE|
are two exhausted but proud women!
|That's right, we chopped and sawed this massive White Pine.|
I saved a slice as commemorative of the first massive tree I felled.
|Alexis proudly mounted upon our felled tree.|
|This is Matt and Dylan, their tree was the only other tree in|
class that was bigger than ours, and we were the only double