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…
Our most fun photo. Everyone's personality really shines here.
Today was our last day together. We gathered for the last morning's singing. It was clear that everyone was feeling a lot of big feelings on the last day. On the one hand, we were celebrating a successful town, a fun Mini-Fair and all the times we shared this summer. For the same reasons, we were also sad to leave. We sang our favorites with a lot of emotion. Several homesteaders danced around the circle as we sang, arms waving emphatically as they acted out the action of each song.
From singing we dove head-first into cleaning up camp. We took down our mini-acres and disappeared the perimeter markers of the town. Homesteaders removed fences and filled in pools. Homes were removed and set aside to take home. There was much discussion of importing buildings for next year, so that they could "move on to other stuff quicker, like government and businesses and stuff."