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Maine Local Living School
nurturing the human-earth relationship
When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest. I dig the well from which I drink. I farm the soil which yields my food. I share creation. Kings can do no more. ~Chinese Proverb.
~Carve a bowl
~Build a small timberframe
~Plant a garden that will feed the school year round.
~Eat tons of wild greens
~inoculate mushroom logs
~weave a brown ash basket
~Identify trees and read the forest like a book.
~Fell trees with axes and saws
~Plant oaks and chestnuts.
~Make bread from Acorns
~Thresh and winnow dry beans and dry corn.
~Harvest a winter's worth of storage vegetables
~Carve a spoon
~Make a knife from scratch
~Plant the winter greenhouse
~weave a willow basket
~cut trees for mushroom logs.
~butcher a goat
Shared Skills of Spring and Fall
~Sharpening a knife till it shaves!
~Saw and split wood
~Cook everything on fire
~Make amazing wood-fired pizza
~Learn to cook with whole, local, ingredients
We planted in the green house chard and kale from the summer garden. Lots of bean threshing and the such. We put the well dried beans in sacks, whacking them with sticks, pulling out the plant matter, then winnowing by pouring the beans and left over matter slowly into a box, while fanning with a piece of tin. Simple and beautiful. This is how life ought to be. Student Journal Entry 2010
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