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Barnstorming!

Last night we attended a nearby annual event, Barnstorm, which included live music, dancing, food, a pumpkin-carving contest, and conversation.

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Women in the window! There were windows on all four sides of the second floor of this marvelous old barn.

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The interior of the second floor was home to the festivities. The small loft above was used decoratively.

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The stage, ready for a variety of musical acts.

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Three women, three paper lanterns ~ waiting for the music to begin.

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A musical beginning. The show was opened with a lively guitar and ukulele number.

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More music ~ Em and Kate

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Some of the entries in the pumpkin-carving contest.

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A Jack o Lantern with quite the nose.

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Goodnight, Barnstorm! We left early and missed many musical acts, dancing, and the pumpkin judging. Several people brought tents, which were pitched outside the barn for those wanting to sleep over. I opted for my cozy bed at home.

Seasonal fun!

Department of Post-Collapse Studies

Some time ago I wrote a  post about my love of building snow houses as a child. Magical places!

Click on the photo to see a blog where a student has included a snow house in her natural building final project.

Homemade for the Holidays

Until yesterday’s injury to my finger, I had been working on holiday gifts for my family,
and possibly for yours!

Visit my studio page to see more.

BTW, my hand is feeling better today.

Life in the slow lane

Scenes from this small-town life.

Circus Train

This evening the Barnum and Bailey circus train rolled slowly through town.

Over the weekend,

Alpaca

the alpaca grazed in autumn pastures, while

The Kline Kill, with K. at play

the Kline Kill beckoned under golden sycamores.

And this afternoon,

The barn, with fresh paint.

the painting of the barn was completed.

Life is good.

(All photos by Seth Rockmuller.)

Sunday, Sunday…

Big day at church tomorrow. A new pastor will be offering his message, and because we operate via congregational polity, we will then vote about whether he will henceforth be the pastor of our little church.

Then in the afternoon, at 2 PM, Marian will be at the Real Food Co-op to speak with us about GreenSpirit and living lightly. And maybe about Elderwoman, as well. I hope to see you there.

Marian With Flowers

GreenSpirit: Marian Speaks! September 12, 2010

News Flash for Sept. 12, 2010! Marian Van Eyk McCain, editor of and contributor to GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness, will be in Chatham, NY on Sunday, September 12. 2010, 2 PM, to speak about the book and about living simply, at The Real Food Network Co-op, upstairs in the Community Room, 15 Church Street, Chatham, NY. (Please note that the Co-op is not open for business on Sundays.)

Marian and her husband live simply in Devon, England. She limits her air travel for environmental reasons, so we are fortunate to have her with us. Please join us on September 12th!

GreenSpirit Poster

This event is sponsored by Sanctuary Without Walls.

‘GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness’

My friend Marian Van Eyk McCain has edited a new book, GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness.  Because the topics in it are related to my work on Temple of the Cosmos and my interest in our spiritual responses to our world, I intend to read it as soon as I can get my hands on a copy.  Marian also wrote The Lilypad List: 7 Steps to the Simple Life.

8/17/10 News Flash! Marian Van Eyk McCain, editor of and contributor to GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness, will be in Chatham, NY on Sunday, September 12. 2010, 2 PM to speak about the book and about living simply. The Real Food Network Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham, NY. This event is sponsored by Sanctuary Without Walls.