Saturday, July 28, 2007

in transition


its been a long while since i've posted. i'm now starting my last month here at twin oaks, the 85 person income sharing commune where i've lived for the past 5-ish years.
and, i just turned 28!

big changes all around.

this morning, i got to sleep in until 7:30 AM, and then read my book for awhile (an L.M. Montgomery novel. she's the author of anne of green gables, and has a bunch of other exulting, lyrical books about passionate and impetuous young women growing up on PEI). then i cooked lunch for the community which mainly involved reheating lots of leftovers (lentil loaf, bulgar pilaf, cheesy green beans). During lunch the dairy crew met; this has been my most consistent work area during my time here. we named the new calves--this years theme is "trees", so we ended up with loblolly and devilfur.

its a hot and hazy day, though the weather's been blessedly cool of late. even today there's a tiny breeze every now and again. the watermelons have started pouring in from the garden, and our kitchen is full of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, and tiny sour apples. i've got a date with sky (my partner) tonight, and we're going to have a go at cooking up a big batch of applesauce to can for the winter.

summer is succulent.