September 24, 2005 Fall images
Fall colours under way
Summer rains raise pond level
Shared ownership with VW Canada
Faithful Mighty too expensive to use for non-work trips
New home for Mini
5, 2005 Fall
colours have started to come to the land but we have not yet had
a killing frost to speed up the process. I have been bringing
in my firewood into winter storage. With the high cost of
all fuels my early decision to heat my home with deadfall wood
from this forest is proving to be a very good one.
have been turning a few items in the shop and will feature them later. I
have completed my harvest of nature's medicines but still need to
gather a few birch fungi for use by a friend in his ceremonies. I
was also presented with a good supply of sweetgrass braids last evening,
so I will have sufficient for my own use and to give as gifts to
those who need them from time to time. I will be trying to
support Habitat for Humanity by working on a house construction blitz
later this week. I hope my body is up to the requirements. I
have not committed to a full days on task however. My body
is getting older and rebounds more slowly.
August 21, 2005 I am nearly finished
with this unit.
This has been more work than anticipated, and material
costs are also significantly higher than I had guessed at the outset. I
really like the final product however. If the client decides
against completeing the order, I would be pleased to keep it for myself
as a demonstration of my work.
I have also nearly finished my harvesting of wild plants
for medicinal and prayer use. A collection of Bee Balm from some
unbroken grassland where I grew up was completed yesterday and
they are drying right now.
August 9, 2005 The Art sale is over. I
need to rethink participation from a cost-effectiveness perspective
for future years. The week after has been busy with medicine
collections, anniversary trip to the Vision Quest site, and a visit
to the Touchwood Hills Gallery tour. I was able to select a Rigmor
Clarke original in exchange for wood pieces she had selected
from my work. I also now have a Tim Moore original by the same
This morning I took some photos before and during sunrise
at FF, focussing on the pond and the platform. I have placed
one of these images on the Home Page. I am also turning some
smudge bowl holders.
July 24, 2005 After delays due
to other commitments and tool breakdowns, I have been getting final
things done for our art sale on July 30, 31 and Aug 1 at the yard of
Myles Mac Donald. Some things need to be finished and others
just tagged and labelled. Then there will be the packing, transport
and setting up at the sale site. Click
here to see photos of some of these items
Summer is here and that also means an increase in the
number of visitors to Friendly Forest. Some are just drop-ins
like the couple that just left here, others are friends of regular
visitors. All are welcome to share in the beauty that is this
gift of earth to all of us.
My walking trails are in serious need
July 1, 2005 Canada Day
photo of the Canada Violet
23, 2005 The Sacred Hoop Trail celebration has been
completed as of 00:00 this morning.
12, 2005 Plans
are progressing for the Celebration
of the Sacred Hoop Trail at Friendly Forest. Invitations
have been sent and other preparations are well in hand. If
I have not spoken to you or mailed you an invitation, and you are
planning to come, please let
me know so I can plan my hospitality to include you.
have undertaken construction of a Biedermeier Armoire. Most of the
pieces have been cut and now need to be assembled and then the final
product finished. It will resemble, but not be a duplicate,
of this piece
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