Weekly Update 11-26-2007

Posted November 27th, 2007

The Hostel has been apart of some exciting world travel this past week, we’ve had guests from many beautiful locations such as Asia, Peru and England come and share there time, energy, and laughter with us during our monthly sweat lodge this past Saturday. Thank you all for your enthusiastic help around the Hostel it was much appreciated.

The Thanksgivings circle of thanks was also an amazing example of people coming together from different ends of the world, South Africa holding hands with Venezuela and Ireland holding hands with Cuba, everyone coming together to share a moment of silence and give thanks before taking part in a deliciously and thoughtfully prepared meal. Also thank you to those who have been looking over the wish list and bringing in tasty organic foods and gifting us with other small treats that we think are a big help around here!

With Thanksgiving bellies full and spirits high we now look forward to winter holiday cheer in the forest and will keep you updated with our plans for the Christmas holiday.

Until next time….

May The Forest Be With You…

The Hostel Staff

Weekly Update 11-19-2007

Posted November 19th, 2007

Holidays are approaching swiftly, with so much happening here at the Hostel lately we almost forgot that it would soon be time to enjoy yet again another beautiful Hostel Thanksgiving Feast together. We’re more then excited to see what the Hostel guests will be bringing this year for our Pot Luck Dinner, anyone interested in partaking in the preparation of a dish for the dinner please feel free to call the Hostel and ask what items are still needed or just to let us know that you will be surprising us with one of your famous homemade Thanksgiving Dinner treats!

Saturday will be our monthly full moon sweat lodge, we encourage guests to come the night before, abstain from drinking alcohol the twenty four hours before and make sure to be drinking a lot of water. Prep for the sweat lodge starts about eleven the morning of, please come willing to participate and have a beautiful time. This will be the first guest sweat in our new sweat lodge after it being rebuilt. It is a bit smaller then the last lodge, and we are taking a smaller amount of participates in each lodge. So for those interested in our monthly lodges make sure to call earlier in the month to make the reservation.

This week we also say good bye to our current compost tech Stacey, and welcome the new changes in staff positions- Joey will dive hands first into the magical world of our favorite Hostel kitchen and Trey slides comfortably into the position of the new compost tech.

Kenny the Clown was here recently helping a great deal with gathering and chopping fire wood, his hard work will be remembered for quit some time while we are keeping ourselves warmed by the fire this winter.

Thank you Crown!

Until next time….

May The Forest Be With You…

The Hostel Staff

Weekly Update 11-12-2007

Posted November 12th, 2007

Yet another week has gone by at The Hostel and it has been a wild ride. Mike Joe, Joey and Mikey have been throwing down in the veggie gardens, and they are beginning to shine. Their knowledge has brought back such yumminess as pineapple sage for us to dine on at dinner. The flower garden is still popping in the cold, and there are some major changes out at the Lake Garden. The fences have been brought down and an edible forest garden is underway. The tee pee has been moved toward that area to be utilized for vines. Avocados have been planted and more trees are due to arrive.

A new frame for the Sweat Lodge was built this week. This project was headed up by Mike Joe, Kara, Tree, Joey and Mikey. It was finished just in time for a new moon sweat which was honored by 9 close Hostel family members. The rounds were mind, body, spirit, and I Am. Thank you for those who built the new lodge and honored it with their sweat.

And alas the time has come for us at the Hostel to say a hard goodbye to John. His commitment to us here over the last several months was tremendous and we wish him well as he registers for classes and returns to his lifes lessons on another road. Thank you John, we love you!

On a possibly brighter note the poop log comic character “Angry China Man” has returned and has left a trail of mosh pits, pillaging, and laughter, and for that we are all thankful

Until next time,

May The Forest Be With You…

The Hostel Staff

Weekly Update 11-05-2007

Posted November 5th, 2007

Painting props and settings up backgrounds in anticipation for our circus sideshow halloween party and talent show is where the week began. With the excitement building up around the Hostel in hopes of a fun-filled magical forest family celebration none were disappointed with the outcome of this weekends events. So many came in high spirits and nothing but love in their hearts. Laughter echoed through the forest trees, while energetic conversations were had reconnecting old friends. New friendships were formed over homemade blueberry pies and late night glasses of wine in the common room. Rhythmic beats from pots and pans started dance parties in the kitchen and the warmth of the fire pit encouraged beating of the drums, strumming of guitars and singing from the soul. The circle of thanks each night was a beautiful reminder of the bound we share and all we have to give to each other and to others. The forest which gives so much has once again been rejuvenated with light and love from the forest family. Thank you to all who were present this weekend, for all that was given and for all that was received.

Until next time,

May The Forest Be With You…

The Hostel Staff