Back After Finding Paradise
I have great respect for any blogger who can keep writing while hunting for a new place to live and actually moving! For the past few months that’s what I’ve been up to (but alas, not the writing part). A dysfunctional computer doesn’t help either (but thanks to friends, a new one is on its way!)
A small miracle, finding the great people who own Circle Yoga Shala’s Jasper farm. I moved in about three weeks ago with all my animals. There are five of us here on 25 acres on top of Mt. Shilo near Jasper, Arkansas. Last weekend we had an open house to celebrate finishing the studio. Around 50 visitors came from all over Arkansas to spend the day. Matt Krepps, a gourmet Ayurvedic chef, and Louanne made appetizers and a five-course dinner…with plenty of help from family. Holly Krepps gave free yoga lessons in the studio. Kent Bonar and I gave a plant walk. In the photo, Kent is sitting at the end of the table and I’m the one leaning over with the hat. After dinner we huddled around a campfire for music by a local guitarist.
During our plant walk we found some plants I haven’t had access to; wine berry,wild carrot, dittany and wild cucumber. I’m inspired to write about them. Kent was excited to find a very rare endangered plant (not edible or medicinal)…woody spurge.
So, my friends, I’m back to writing (even though my computer has crashed four times since starting this article…new one arriving soon???). Shall I write about these new plant friends? Anything in particular you’d like to read about? Oh, if you’d like to see more photos of Jasper farm they’re at http://bit.ly/a5yY3g . Disregard the dates, my camera is stuck on July,2007 😦