Monday, April 11, 2011

Tipi Raising Bonfire!

(the following is an email invite I sent out, but since I may not have all your contact infos, I include it here as well)
Hello and happy spring everyone!

As many of you know, Josh and I have begun to set roots (literally) at Kokovoko Breeding Farm in Corinth, Kentucky. Between working on our new garden and CSA, rounding up sheep, and keeping all the critters fed, we’ve also been preparing for our new home; a tipi! Shaving poles, choosing a site, shaving poles, setting up a composting toilet, sanding poles, hauling stones for our floor, more sanding poles . . . you get the gist. A great many thanks to Leslie, owner of the farm and awesome supporter of poor but passionate farmers such as Josh and myself for giving us the chance to make it all happen!

To celebrate the arrival of spring, the building of a new home, the bringing together of new and old friends, or whatever other excuses we make up to party, we’d love to welcome you all over this Friday for the best (if only) tipi raising bonfire ever! With time to check out the farm and new gardens, help raise the tipi (and haul a few stones), hang out around the bonfire and relax with good food and good people before we all get wrapped up and crazy with spring and summer.

Dinner will be pot luck. Bring your own drinking water, a dish and/or beer to share and tent if you’d like to stay over. Be forewarned that the main farm has all the usual comforts, but the back farm, where we’re raising the tipi and staying has only the glory of a composting toilet, as much water as we intend to carry to it, and the light of the moon and/or bonfire. It’s going to be grand.

We’ll be here all day and plan to have the tipi up and covered early on, so that by dusk we can just relax. Come whenever you like, leave before we’re sick of ya. The fun starts after 5. Please RSVP so we know what to expect and since the weather looks to possibly be nasty Friday, let me know if you can all make it just as well on Thursday as the weather will be kinder then. I mean who says we can only party on the weekends? Anyhow, if I get a good response I’ll send out an email with a date change. Email me for directions-