Showing posts from June, 2017

Day 5

Our first Friday at Village and the last day of June was very full, and as such so will be its blog!

Activity block one included working on houses, businesses, and the fire pit for our first campfire! Campfire is a Village tradition that happens at the end of every week. We enjoy a fire and possible s'mores, with a variety show as the main entertainment. Also in block one, applicants for the Newspaper manager position were interviewed by commissioner Evie. "What's his name"/Frederick/Joel/etc. was chosen for the role! As Newspaper Manager, he plans to allow businesses to advertise for free in hopes that it will put all poster controversy behind us. He will also hire differently opinionated writers to update the town on the political scene from a variety of perspectives.

Another new homesteader also joined us today, and we were happy to help her catch up with the rest of the group!

After snack at we broke for swimming, continued workshop-ing, and working on campfire ro…

Day 4

June 29th, day four
So far, each new day at Village has seemed to be more exciting than the last! Here are some events that made the first Thursday special. 

Today we welcomed a new homesteader and her peep, Mia, who was quick to show her allegiance to the Cult of the Great Chinchilla Food. More news on the topic of the CGCF farther down!
Also today, much progress was made on house plans. Nearly all homesteaders had finished their cardboard models and lumber orders by the end of the day, and many others made progress sizing and cutting their wood! Prospects for painting and nailing tomorrow are looking very bright.

After cleanup, the homesteaders headed to a neighboring field for a long-awaited game of capture the flag. In our version, teams are created when each player partners up with another who has a similar amount of strength, and then they take opposite sides. At the start of each match, a person and their partner form firm eye contact and handshake, and trash talk*. It was as …

Day 3

June 28th, Wednesday-- a busy day in T.S.T.W.R.S.A.E.C.C.C.T.T.S.K.W.B.A.O.T.B.I.A.G.C.

After reviewing The Plan of the Day and singing songs, homesteaders headed to the acre to retrieve their peeps, who had spent the rainy night in yesterday's primitive shelters. The effectiveness of each shelter was made evident based on how soaked a peep was. "What's His Name?" lost his beard due to the dampness, but fortunately it was able to be fixed (long live the Mighty Jambi!).

During activity block 1, homesteaders worked on finishing their cardboard models, writing their lumber orders, and drawing their house plans onto said lumber. Peeps are very excited to have their houses built!

Listeners of the radio during this time were graced with an advertisement by supporters of The Cult of the Great Chinchilla Food, which announced that those who signed up would be rewarded with 30 Rainbows (the homesteaders' decided currency). "We don't have the money though" cou…

Day Two

Tuesday, June 27th

Our major work today was choosing the
town land and getting individual land plots. Homesteaders arrived full of enthusiasm at 9, and we moved right into singing our favorite songs. At 9:30 we moved into the woods to establish the town's perimeter--a FED approved human acre of land. We found out that an acre is the amount of land an ox can plow in one day--it was thought that we're glad we don't have to measure the acre that way.

 After homesteaders found their individual plots, they tied their perimeter strings. The perimeters of the mini-acres is 1/24th the perimeter of a human-sized square acre, or approximately 35 feet.

Homesteaders establish the perimeter of their land using the strings, then begin building primitive shelters from materials found on and around their land. Peeps are now living on the land!