a bit of time has passed since my last post and lots has been happening on the land. going back to the pictures from march- we've successfully taken down 5 trees and gone forward with beginning the deck/platform. i say beginning b/c we were a bit behind schedule when our friends baron and jamie, their two boys soren and ammon came all the way from ohio to help with that feat. i am still amazed at how much help, love, and structure came out of those 5 days! we also want to graciously thank our friend fran and my brother travis for their steadfast help in getting us up and going. fran even spent three days helping us move in ohio- you rock fran :)
in addition to the deck/platform, we've arranged and rearranged our outdoor kitchen next to the airstream, set up the glass studio outside, made several fairy houses, swam in the river, visited the quaint town of burnsville, and just enjoyed looking at the light coming through the trees. aspen seems to love life outside and has had no problem adjusting to the different schedule/lifestyle. we've also connected with some great old friends in nc, and are hoping to talk our friends from ohio to come visit us soon!
festival season is here- after taking a week to move (i must say that was miserable, i tried to be pleasant, but i know i wasn't. i apologize to all who helped!) we were able to pick up the yurt with our 20' truck on the way to nc, that took a bit of maneuvering. only 5 hours to rearrange and get everything in there. once arriving we put everything in storage, which didn't all fit and have a few piles on the land... in due time...then we managed to get the truck stuck on the mountain :) ah, moving. back to festivals- so now we are working on getting life set up around that schedule, but the weather has been sunny and we've seen a lot of smilin' faces.