If you ever accidentally pour too much nutmeg on your oatmeal or what not, make sure you get rid of the excess. I found out the accidental experiencial way if you hadn’t guessed yet; waking up from a afternoon nap feeling groggy (naturally) at first, I soon started feeling strange. I will leave it at [...]
Caught in the rushing rain yesterday, the 9 of us huddled under the red spruce. It wasn’t so bad, really, with the dense canopy protecting us from the storm’s worst. A hoot owl made herself known with a brief call, as she will any time the heavens open. If I were one [...]
My post comes a little late. I’ve been reflecting upon the meaning of “cutting edge” after receiving a tool sharpening workshop earlier this week from Sarah’s very own father, Mr. Collins. Her parents joined us for lunch and as the last dishes were put away we all headed outside into the bright sun and stirring breezes [...]
On Monday, we introduced two new characters into our farm life: three month barred rock roosters. The dynamics of the hen house were quite stirred up and it has been very interesting to observe the changes within the chicken community up here on Bear Mountain. It makes me ponder the bigger picture and all the [...]
One of my favorite poems is a fragment from the 19th century Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, “On a piece of music.” It is pure and crystalline in its thought: “How all’s to one thing wrought!” It is an idea I return to again and again when I take the time to create something new, [...]
Woo! Here at the Allegheny Mountain School, a worn-out and contented air has taken over for the night. What a long and wonderful day! That is not what I am here to talk about, however. I am leaving today’s adventures for Jeremy to talk about later on this evening. What I wanted to update you [...]
-Twenty days into the month of the May.
Today, after achieving several goals of cleaning out the goat’s quarters and putting the finishing touches on the hoop house we took another walk in the woods with Pen…
These are some of the pictures from our short sunset adventure today!
…is the name of the newest chart on the wall of our common space. We spent last night designing structures for ourselves so that we can run a cooperative 9-person group effectively. I volunteered to make the chicken coop cleaning schedule, but because today was the first day on the schedule, I had to sign [...]
As a farmer, the event of rain takes on a whole new light. Mostly it is good. It provides moisture for your plants, keeps streams full for wildlife and livestock, and allows for a break from some of the manual work normally done on a sunny day. Us fellows here at AMS, however, can’t [...]