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…
Thursday was Mini-Fair day. It dawned ominously grey, with a forecast for rain. No matter, as that's ALWAYS what happens at Mini-Fair. We sang our hearts out in the morning and then spent the day getting ready for our big party. Everyone was busy, and there was much laughing and joking as we made our final preparations. Creation of mini-foods, books, mathematical marvels and other Peep-sized commodities dominated the main space of the barn, rides were tweaked and tested in the workshop and signs were painted outside. Everyone was in good spirits. We used a lot of paint, nails and hot glue!
The weather grew even more ominous as we set up for our party--the sky looked as if it might open up on us any minute. We pressed on and set up tables, signs and rides. Jacques made the rounds, trying different rides and attractions.
As visitors arrived and the action began to pick up Homesteaders energy carried the day. They hawked peep-sized wares and shouted invitations and challenges to tr…