Rain! Rain! Rain!

Posted August 6th, 2007

Despite the occasional sniffles, wet clothes and power tools the rain could not stop the hard working staff, work exchange and guests here at the hostel! The rain came, and stayed this week and so did the determination of everyone to get things done! Even on days when the rain never stopped, Erin lead a workshop on sewing covers for Cahiers (mini notebooks) and an educational film on planet earth was presented in the library while the rain continued to fall outside of the domes.

Also thank you to Scott and Nicole from Gainsvilles FL. for your helping hands in everything you were a part of while you were here! It was very much appreciated! With such great work exchange and our new gardener Carissa joining the Hostel team this week it was a productive time for us. With the help of John lending to what he has learned about the Hostel gardens and Carissa’s past experience on organic farms the Herb garden, Secret garden, Flower garden and Labyrinth all received so much tender loving care this week!

With the garden team so hard at work on one end of the forest, we had the Hostel guys (literally) running around hard at work on the other end of the forest. With so many projects to work on Hanoch, Mattchew, and Tree could be found working on several things at once. From the smaller things like light switches to the much larger projects like the new shower house floor and the expansion on the lake garden water tower. With the main shower house being rebuilt and out of service this past week we would like to thank the Hostel guests for their patience and also their adventurous spirits in using our two other showers!

So much is getting done just in time for our Mind Body and Spirit Retreat, people still interested in joining us that weekend please call and make reservations as soon as possible! Space for these weekends do fill up quickly! So if your interests are in fermented foods, fire poi, stain glass, yoga, meditation or dance don’t hesitate to call and join us for these workshops and more!

Until Next Time,
May The Forest Be With You
The Hostel Staff