Snow Incoming (3/13)

We slept at Abington Friends Meeting, a very old meetinghouse with a timeless collection of art and old artifacts. I woke up to the flash of a disposable camera. We ate bagels with cream cheese and eggs. We discovered that we were supposed to be out of the meetinghouse earlier, so that the meeting house […]

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Waves of Our Old World

Today we went to the White Sands National Monument. Earlier that morning, we heard jets from the nearby air force base. We a lovely breakfast of pancakes, packed our lunches, and headed off to White Sands for the day. When we got there, there was a tremendous line to get in. Natalie rented a sled […]

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You Oughta Go To Utah

We woke up in Canyonlands, packed up our tents and headed to Moab, the city of mountain bikers and hipsters. On the way to Moab we stopped by newspaper rock, which is a collection of petroglyphs (rock graffiti) inscribed on a rock dating back thousands of years. When we arrived in Moab, we met up […]

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Soda Bread but No Soda, oh, and a Big Boat (March 10)

Today we woke up at Darthia Farms and had Irish Soda Bread that they had made for us. It does not contain actual soda but it was good. Then we packed up and drove for about 3 hours to get to Boothbay Shipyard. The guys there were really nice and showed us two boats that […]

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Peeling Masts and Logging with Horses (March 9th)

We all woke up in a big empty house and ate a breakfast of oatmeal.  After breakfast, we packed up our stuff and headed out to Bennett’s workplace and worked on peeling some large logs for the 3 masts of Bennett’s French rowboat, Joie de Viver, and scraping the old paint off the boat. After […]

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Work IS Fun! (March 8th)

Today we woke up in Portland Friends Meeting. We packed up all of our stuff and ate cheesy grits for breakfast and got on the road. We drove for about two hours to Raivo Vihman’s timber framing shop, where we learned about the process of timber framing. He told us about his past projects and […]

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Kern, Kern, Kern

We woke up and Nuva invited us into his house and we provided oatmeal for breakfast and he and Sharrine provided delicious buttered toast and hot chocolate. After breakfast we packed up the transit and helped them shuck corn. We all sat around a big bucket and scraped the kernels off of the cob using […]

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Mesa to Mesa

We woke up with the sun and ate toasty bagels and eggs for breakfast. Our main task for the day was taking down a fence around Danny Blackgoat’s house. We used bolt cutters to snip parts of the fence and rolled them up. Isaac and Davian were “chicken boys,” rolling up chicken wire. Ian and […]

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Into the Heart of the Navajo Nation

Today we got up at 6am to leave Chip Thomas’s house to go to Glenna Begay’s house, a Navajo grandma in Black Mesa. When we got to her house, we were early so we helped stack wood. Once Danny Blackgoat, our Navajo translator and guide arrived, he told us to follow him to Rock Ridge […]

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Navajo Nation Sensation

  Day six, 6:32 pm Mountain time Navajo nation Arizona, USA Today we woke up at our own accord, to bright Arizona sunshine in Chip Thomas’s lovely artsy home. We had a breakfast casserole of shredded potatoes, bread, egg and cheese. Shortly after, we rolled out on our hot wheels (aka: our our speed demon […]

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Wooden Candles for New Haven

I shoved all my stuff downstairs. We left shortly after for Yale University. When we got to Yale we talked to Mark2, two professors who taught soil and trees. They talked to us about glaciers and rocks and old soil. After that, we left for a library where none of the books can be touched. […]

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