|Homesteaders getting ready to RUN for their land!|
|Land stakes and perimeter strings |
ready for the land rush!
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.
|Rushing to get the land!|
|Showing off primitive shelter and tools|
used to clear the space.
|Setting the boundaries.|
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.
|A primitive shelter for a Peep to live on the land|
until a permanent structure is built.
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!
|A homesteader proud of his land and primitive shelter.|
|Rain! A break in the homesteading action.|
|Sad faces... no swimming due to thunder.|
|Jesslyn modeling the Cheese Song lyrics for all. We decided to build our own songbook this year, |
since the old books "have the words all wrong!"