Summer Solstice At The Farm

Kim up front.  In the back is Constance, Lori, Merricat, Robin and Suzy. And Liam behind them.

When I woke at 5:30am the bedroom was filled with daylight.  I don’t know exactly when the sun rose, but it seemed like it had been up a while.

I was supposed to go on a walk-about with my friend Jackie, on this Summer Solstice, but it looked like we’d be walking in a downpour so we postponed till Friday. We decided we’d still have a Solstice ceremony of some kind though.

It hasn’t rained much here, but it’s been overcast all day.  I think we’ll still be able to have our Solstice fire.  We certainly have enough wood to burn.  I’ve been piling it up in the barnyard and collecting cardboard to start it with since our Winter Solstice fire.

I also have some shavings of wood I saved from my Walk-About with Zach.  We carved chopsticks out of a piece of cedar to eat our lunch with.  (Although I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I used the chopsticks when I ate the Nettle greens we harvested for dinner that night.)

I collected the scraps to use in the Solstice Fire.  I’m not sure why I did that really.  I’m not certain of the connection between the two.  But I think it has to do with coming closer to nature in a way I hadn’t before.

I’ll eat dinner with my chopsticks tonight.

Fate Checking out the chopsticks that I carved. They are really way too long but they still work. I waxed them coconut oil.

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