We accomplished an incredibly ambitious agenda today for our fourth Friday and Campfire Day!
From singin' our favorites and a new one (to some) called the Sun Song, we moved quick to retrieve Peeps and get started with announcements. There was so much to do!
After singing we convened in small groups to discuss personal finances and progress towards completing their tiny homesteads. We're checking in often to make sure Homesteaders have in mind that home appraisals and loan repayment deadlines are coming up soon! The fifth week is almost here!
A real accomplishment is that everyone has finished their houses, and all but a few have moved from the workshop (where they are their final touches) to the land!
After checking progress we gathered for an "open format" Town Meeting.
A little background: There have been a lot of contentious changes in the Peeps political scene of late! Two competing political factions have arisen. One of the two groups is the town council--the f…
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…
Today at Village was all about getting ready for Appraisal Day. The weather seemed to understand our sense of urgency and let up on the rain as Homesteaders worked steadily throughout the day to put final touches on houses, fix up fences and made ready to show of their Peep's miniature Homestead.
We started out with some Swangan' Sangan' in the circle outside. We hardly needed the lyrics as we belted out our favorites. By now we've developed a common repertoire and Homesteaders needed little prompting as they suggested song after song. People didn't discuss, they just started up singing the first lines and everyone joined in. There was barely leaving time to breathe after finishing one song before we began another! We sang about Llamas, the Dones, the Candy Land, a family of sharks, poor Eddie Cootcha-Ketcha-Cama, Black Socks and Meatballs.
After sangin' everyone was anxious to get to work in Werk Berzerk I. Michelle's Peep Gus was here to teach homestead…