Saturday, July 24, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

I've been spoiled. This is me, last morning in the luxury house outside of Woodstock, VT. Tuesday morning, July  20th. I really like my 12 year old boy jumped out of bed going to school hairdo that I have. Thanks Dave for taking this picture. Let't just say that right now if I were to take a picture it would be a little bit different. My hair is stuck down to my head, covered by my used to be white College of Ag hat. My skin is a dark color, not just because of the farmer's tan I've been getting but because I'm covered in dirt and such. I've got blisters on my feet and my Chaco tan lines are really great. I've been pulling weeds, picking many berries, building compost bins, jumping in the cold pond, and falling asleep to the sound of rain on my tent. I've been going to sleep when the sun goes down and waking shortly after it comes up. This is where I've been camping. In the middle of the forest of New Hampshire in a nice clearing in the woods.

I'm wooffing it at the Cold Pond Community Land Trust. There are six different families that live here on the land trust. They are all amazing people that are living very environmentally friendly. The majority of them implement composting toilets and are completely off the grid. They have solar panels and very simple houses, most of them built by themselves. They are very inspiring to me as they grow the majority of their food, raise livestock, and share with the community members. I have had play dates with several adorable children. It is such a joy to be able to share life with new people even for just a short amount of time.


  1. Sounds like you are in paradise. I will be calling you soon!

  2. How neat. Do they home school by chance? I think the thing that I so enjoyed about the NE was feeling like I'd gone back in time a century when times were simpler. The old homes, the fishing docks, even barn houses still connected. Dad's cousin Ebba out on Deer Isle had a barn house, but they finally separated the barn from the house for insurance and safety purposes when Charlie made it into his pottery studio and had a kiln in it. I wonder about putting your kiln in the smoke house. The chimney is already there altho it might need a little repair.

    Well I came in here to reread your eggplant sandwich report as I'm going to try doing this on my george foreman grill. :)) I think you answered my question about where you are. :))


    Aunt Carol