The challenges of writing your own schedule seem particularly special. When the road in front of us goes wherever we tell it too, its hard not to move too fast. I have been trying to keep as busy as I need to, though I will continue to calibrate my system. Right now I work in and out of my bedroom, in the morning, in the night time, in the afternoon, or not all. Its pretty fun and as the line between work and life gets more and more fuzzy, I say let it go. If it works out right, we won't even go to work anymore as everything we need is right at home.
It seems like the transitional theme is going to carry through the holidays. Having been in and out of my new home so much, I am little disorientated but damn am I ready to lay some roots. It's like I stepped away from town just far enough to see the beauty of the bigger picture. A few pieces of what I enjoy so much are starting to come together, including but not limited too, a guerilla art gallery, putting gardens on top of athletic fields, super funky dance parties and splitting wood with friends. As the winter approaches I am feeling pretty warm and cozy... but deep down on the inside I cannot wait for this spring. See you there.
Posted by Sasquatchumous at 4:01 PM
The process of moving in to my new home is mostly complete but the culture shock piece is just about to hit. It is pretty amazing how great this new environment is and it will be challenging to shed some of the old habits which keep me from making the best of this opportunity. I feel like this is the time to really take hold of what I want in life and never let go. Everything is in its perfect place and the future of our culture is so close I can taste it... or at least walk outside and harvest some for me and my friends.
Posted by Sasquatchumous at 2:38 PM
Moving is exciting. Especially when there is no rush to it. I am taking my time to make certain that all loose ends will be wrapped up. I am also working on the transference of momentum so that I can land in the Ham with a fair amount of force. Some projects are wrapping up as others are coming into the coffer. All is going well even in spite of a sharp little reality check. My right arm has been on the fritz as of late. Nothing too worrisome, but a good reminder to be grateful for what you have... and to stretch out, relax a little and to stand up straight. All of which are good habits to work on.
Posted by Sasquatchumous at 6:12 PM
These past couple of weeks have been inspirational to say the least. When your working with amazing people, its hard not to be amazed. As such, I have been very impressed with the work I have been involved with and looking to the future I am very excited. Its a funny kind of excitement though. The term "Sublime" comes to mind. Like the grand canyon, vast and beautiful yet terrifying all at once. I have a wonderful perspective from where I am right now... peeking out over crimson cliffs to hear emerald whirlpools roaring through red rocks below. This perspective doesn't come without a bit of anxiousness, but its good to be on edge, I feel well prepared and well guided. Its like the best seat in the house. and there's room for a lot of friends...
Posted by Sasquatchumous at 9:25 PM
There's lots of talk these days about the future. Fruits being stored, leaks are being fixed, garden beds are being put to rest and everyone is planning for the winter. Looking at the impending transition, I can't help but taste the bittersweet. My tribe is on the disband and never again will we be whole. But new wholes are forming and the potential is nearly overwhelming. I am taking these days as opportunity to really evaluate the last year... and plan the next ten. The assessment... Its been really good and its about to get a lot better...
Posted by Sasquatchumous at 3:05 PM
The summer is fruitful. Everything here on the homestead is too sweet for words. Satisfied grunts and Mmmmm's are about all we use. The "Events" are winding down and it is time to start planning the next step. I am at a bit of a junction but the signs are clear. The direction is a good one, the path has not yet been determined but the Teammates are stepping up and we are packing our bags. The plan is coming together around the original model... consultation, installation and education. Things are looking good and moving forward. I will keep you all posted as the future unfolds... until then...
Posted by Sasquatchumous at 10:12 PM
I wish I could say a little more but I am a bit exhausted right now. Currently, we are approaching the halfway marker of the annual permaculture design course here on the Bullocks Homestead. In short... I am in high demand and it is a tough place to be. I am being pulled up and down and left andf right, north, east, south and west. I am being pulled by adults, pulled by children, pulled by friends and pullled by animals. Its a bit much but like I said, the glass is still half full.
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Since we last spoke few things have changed. I am back on Orcas, homesteading with the best of 'em. No two days are the same and I wouldn't have it any other way. Things are really starting to pick up speed and as I've mentioned before, I will try to keep myself busy... but not too busy. I sense that this summer will fly by just as fast as the last. My time will be spent playing, learning, teaching, working and saving up to buy me a truck. Won't be much use as a landscaper without one...
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Yesterday I remembered another aspect of my developing career. I want to be a Mercenary and I think I am well on my way. After hitching a ride from Olympia to Bellingham I offered my services for a tree planting operation. Thursday morning I showed up ate my rationed breakfast and then hit the front lines. 30 Fruit trees later, they gave me my lunch, and 25 berry bushes after that I got a ride back home. A fair trade. While I was deep in the trenches, I plotted my course... Hired mercenary to special forces to commandante to community leader to local politics to mayor of the city at which point I pass a proposal by which the city hires a sheperd to graze sheep across the parks and lawns and keep the city well trimmed. I nominate myself and assume the position where I live out the rest of my days, tending a flock.
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