We have been busy inching our way back into the Woods, again. The 'Ole Cycle of four days and nights have just past and just in the nick of moon time, we did find a path to the woods where the Wee Wheelie Home of Vardo for Two plus One is now encamped.
Whidbey Island. That is where are are living with the forrest floor, damp and mossy with White Pine and many many Cedar and Fir to remind us of our relative importance to the whole of All. Two very kind women share their piece of land with us three vardo folk. We pay them a rent that is affordable, and from the woods we have access to the things we need. The women live with many animals including two dogs, an unknown number of inside cats, a string of quaky ducks and young chickens who will soon be laying eggs. JOTS is appreciated for her skill as huntress, and we make our prayers to the beasties, and have conversations with her that include, "Kill only to eat!"
We are recouping from the painstaking work of going from one place to another; Pete masterfully moves our chattels and I set about making 'home' where we are while attending to the messages my body sends when there is no more energy to pour out. I have rested during most of the 'Ole Moon times; and was so glad to see Hina the Moon in the midday of this Saturday. Living in tune with Nature Time is different than some.
There is a community of like-minded folk who are open and positive about the style of living we practice. Connecting with them has been delightful. I have a cutting of fresh comfrey being bundled for me this afternoon for I am in deed our comfrey's bone-mending remedy ... my ankle has been hurt and only now can I spend time and mending on the small yet essential joint that holds this old body upright.
We are setting up our second summer outdoor kitchen using the metal framework from an old green house. QUESTION TO ANY ECO-WOODS FOLK: I am thinking of using organic canvas for covering, and need to 'waterproof' it. Has anyone used a recipe of warmed beeswax and oils to coat canvas? Any other ideas or non-toxic recipes for water-proofing are most welcome.
I'd love to hear from you.
Aloha to you where you be.
Mokihana and Pete