Building and Community

What an amazing weekend! In a complex two-day dance, folks from multiple communities came together at the farm to build, sheath and raise all the walls for the new farm office.

My heart was near to bursting as I watched people with different levels of skill, experience and physical strength working together in elegant cooperation: encouraging, respectful and playful. While having fun and enjoying friends old and new, I’m guessing a lot of folks learned things about building, wood, tools and more. Special thanks are due to the more experienced framers and carpenters who patiently helped the rest of us make meaningful contributions. The place glowed with a warm spirit that filled my heart – words can’t capture how it felt. I am enormously fortunate  to know so many big-hearted folks and to get to share experiences like this.

Thank you, each and every one not only for the hard work and great results, but even more for the inspiring friendship, spirit, generosity, fun and music you brought to the Sogn Valley this weekend.


  1. Jack Lucking on October 24, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Great looking team…… Great weekend…….. Great pictures !!!

  2. Trenne Fields on October 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Looks like a lot a fun –you accomplished quite a bit.
    Any more work weekends coming up?

  3. Ant Diana on October 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Nice work guys! Wish I could have been there to help. I know, I know, there will ALWAYS be opportunities to pitch in! Can’t wait.

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