Dreamsong consists of 2 adults, 5 children, a cat and a dog that both live outdoors along with a flock of chickens. Our home is nestled in a hollow surrounded by the Great Forest. There is a pond and creek on the land, as well as fruit trees, wildflowers, and a garden, where we sometimes grow vegetables, berries, herbs, and flowers, and othertimes they grow themselves. We live and learn together from whatever lessons the day might provide.
When we tend the garden:: It’s hand tilled and sometimes manured. It may be weeded. Seeded. Planted. Sometimes watered. Fenced. To partake of it involves sweat, grime, gritty fingernails, callused palms, wings, sunburned spaces in odd places on your body, wet clothes, tears, and more. It is a labor of love and is different every time.
the garden, daydreaming, mowing, mud puddles, frog catching, trees, dreaming, canning food, tending to the animals, wildcrafting, mowing, wineberry picking, painting, long walks in piles of snow, making snow castles and snow trolls, singing in the rain, laughing, making mead, yogurt and feta cheese, babying babies, ferments and sourdough starter, baking bread, dancing, clearing brush, hiking/foraging, playing in the creek, shooting bottle caps off tin cans with bullets, arrows, and pebbles, making wares to sell or trade, splitting and putting up wood, pruning, writing, visiting with dwarves, housekeeping, hiding out in the trees, campfires, torch fires, newspaper fires, cook fires, (yes, we love the flames), shooting stars, rubber bands, long talks and tall tales, small building projects, with moments in between that we are thank full in . . ….