Permaculture is like a boy scout
This past weekend was the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, WI, a few hours northeast of here. Jamie, Annie, and I headed up Thursday afternoon to set up our timberframe booth. (Annie is the current work-study and Jamie a former work-study/current board member, both living at the Mahan farm, not far from me.) We got there a little later than anticipated, but had a fun ride and set up the...
Well, it’s been quite a busy week. The first few days were hot, hot, hot. Over 90 every day, and I was tilling leeks and harvesting snap peas and planting tomatoes, sweating in sheets. Going down to swim and wash in the river Tuesday afternoon was exquisite. On Wednesday we had a workday for the interns at one of the Folk School (DFS) board member’s shops. We were helping to build a...
It’s almost the weekend! Today I’ll be watering and hoeing some leeks, and maybe finally transplanting the tomatoes. Then tomorrow I’m going to a class on horsemanship with Jane, and on Sunday getting together with one or more of the other work/studys at a potluck/barn dance hosted by the local radio station. Then, next Wednesday is our official meet-up workday and social. ...
On Monday, Memorial Day, my mom and I drove to Viroqua, Wisconsin, about eight hours. We were met by my host, the owner of the farm I’m working on, Jane. She and her husband, George, cooked us dinner, and we also met Darin, their farm manager. Mom left that night, and I’ve been busy since. Jane and I went into town Tuesday morning to get groceries and supplies for my bus and had lunch...
pictures of the trip home →