Letters From The Republic
Care For Them
Where we live is in a type of bananna belt! We are constantly being hit with windstorms! We have to hurry up our mulching process of getting cardboard down on the garden area we rototilled, because it is hard to keep up with the wind lately.
I mention that because of the background in this video…..you see, I didn’t have a lot of hope that Murphy would ever be a good fetching dog. Since the move, that has all changed.
We are still a pretty regular weekly slumber party home.
Puzzles and art work (*homework & baking too)
Kale chips & dried fruit!
The girls actually made these characturers last night after dinner and before bath! That’s in about 40 minutes!
This weekend – my family comes up to stay.
Halloween weekend – a big kid Halloween party.
November 5, is Kelly’s birthday and she turns 8. She asked for a kitty. I called and asked Nick if Newman can arrive then.
Learning the Excaliber Dehydrator Economy-started the process of making fruit for the rush of children soon to come….
Meet McKenzie – this is a very good friend of McKenna
This is McKenzie’s twin sister Kelsie – we are working on some play issues
The girls all held hands and said a prayer of thanks before dinner….not sure whose idea it was but almost everyone participated.
The girls’ dad was putting in a fan during the whole event too…
After an exciting night of karaoke the girls come in regularly to see when breakfast is ready…
Meet the neighbor Nona and her granddaughter Charlotte!
Ended up that Kelly (McKenzie & Kelsie’s dad bought her van today)
The new fan for hot summer days…and circulating heat on cold ones.
There is only one apple on the apple tree – Tenzing calls it “The Garden of Eden. “He then asks, “Should we take a bite? Or not take a bite and save the world. Or should we have the girls’ take a bite?”
Ha Ha! Kelly said, “Poppi said No fireworks!” Tenzing said, “Fireworks and rocket launches are two different things. Rockets are a hobby. They don’t explode at the top!”
The part came in to fix the lawn mower….and after some mechanical work, he’s riding already!
Most people with haying equipment don’t want to risk using it in an unknown field of dips, rocks and things unseen.
It could break it. So the guys are starting by hand. We were looking for a trade for hay for clearing, but so far…that’s what we have learned.
Kelly gets the bunk beds which helps with all the friends over. The basket on her head is because she has to go pick fruit for tonight’s pie.
Jake is still mowing while we blog…and pick berries….Tenzing is still weedwacking….
Now I must stop blogging to turn this into carrot juice and pies…
The girls have been here since Wednesday and will stay till Sunday afternoon. I talked to them about life situations changing and they would be spending more time at our house and McKenna yelled, “Yay!”
Tenzing fixed the Mexican Mobile – all it needs is a radiator and will be a fully functioning operating car. He is ordering the part and will have it by the time the String Band Jamboree is over.
Nick and Lacey stopped by and said congratulations on the house!
For now Tenzing’s office is outside in the shade. It’s been hot up here.
Jake’s father Russ is now invited over each Tuesday for dinner, and is very happy to see his son regularly.
We have an owl that we hear “whoing … who? who?” sometimes at night.
McKenna seems to be fancy now, and is really happy to get a haircut!
Kelly finds this fascinating and now wants one too!
Kelly is becoming such a big girl now!
Hello again from me Poppi!
I used to blog to release frustrations with my life…politics….the world in general.
Nowadays, I walk in miracles. I attribute it to taking chances, following my heart, letting go of attachments, and donating whatever I can when I feel called to do so, even if it eats up my time, resources, or sleep.
This is a time a friend dropped off a car, and it was super cool….
So we dropped everything we were doing and took a road trip!
There is some significant people in our life I have met because I changed course and fell on the path they too were walking. One person in particular has become family and provided more than I could ever repay…although I will spend the rest of my life trying.
Since our life has completely transformed, I want to share the moments of daily life here as a way to thank you for making this happen. You know who you are. To anyone else who is reading this blog….I’m just going to focus on the good in life. I’ve made a commitment too, that anytime I can…I will do more. That starts now.
“SlowGro” – Meet Russ – this is Jake’s dad. He is very happy that Jake is living with us now because it means that he will see his son more often. Since we have a few cars to fix, Russ came directly from his night shift to help us out for a few hours. It saved us a days worth of work!
Sunday morning breakfast – the girls made it all by themselves! They were pretending today was McKenna’s birthday, and threw a party!
A very interesting solution to your future. I’ll write more soon!
I’m preparing lots of hummus for the event!
Join me at the Sustainable Bellingham’s 5th Annual Bellingham Community Seed-Swap!
“Getting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”
Open to the Public -No Fee -Donations accepted! GMO Free Event!
1:00 Doors Open
1:15 Opening Circle & Swap Etiquette
1:30 Swapping Seeds & Sharing Stories
2:00 “Basic Seed Saving” talk by Celt Schira
4:30 Swap Ends & Clean Up
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
*. People with Heirloom Seeds, Packaged Seeds, Edible Tubers& Seed Potatoes To Share
*. People without seeds who want seeds to grow & save welcomed!
*Label Your Seeds & Bring Extra Envelopes to Share*
( No Genetically Modified Seeds !)
Sustainable Bellingham – Center for Local Self-Reliance – Earthcare Garden Designs – Majestic – Forest Gardens – Community Food Coop & more!
Light refreshments will be provided & Finger Foods Welcomed.
Join our Volunteer Team to set up, take down, assist with promotion & planning!
Volunteers needed: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For info, to donate, or to sponsor, please email email@example.com