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Magdalene’s Bootcamp Experience

 
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Brk day 14
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pawprint
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Building rock jacks
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Salsify seed
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awesome track!!!
 
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Brk day 15

I finished the cob sunflower at the greenhouse today and I’m now waiting for it to dry so that I can add a layer of linseed oil ! I’m thankful for time I’ve been able to spend working on the greenhouse cob and the space it has given me to slow down and clear everything away while I focus. It’s felt restorative for me.

It’s also become clearer to me how thankful I am to be here. I had to make a grocery run for the event cook who was running low on some things and it was the first time I had been to a store that large in over a month. I’ve always been the type of person who gets easily overwhelmed at grocery stores with the fluorescent lights, the music, the sound of all the carts and the checkout lines, all the people you have to dodge through the aisles, etc.
Having been so long, I was extra sensitive to the experience. I felt like I was swirling in a pot of frenzied energy as others were rushing around me. I noticed the cashiers as I was leaving. They all were working so hard to keep up the pace as customers were forming in long lines. One of the cashiers was training and I could see the stress he was in trying to both work quickly enough to push the customers through and figure things out at the same time. I remember how moments like those felt when I used to be a cashier. It’s one of the most draining jobs I’ve had and I don’t miss that lifestyle at all (working a tiring, thankless, soul-sucking job to barely have your bills covered and repeat).
As I was leaving I felt grateful that, at least for now, I don’t have to be a part of all that. I felt relieved. I missed home. Which is what this place has become for me, and what it’s felt like since I arrived. I looked forward to flopping on the fisher price house couch and taking a nap.
The bootcamp is hard work and it’s exhausting at times, but I’m happy to be here right now and for however long or short my stay ends up being. The work I do feels exponentially more meaningful and I feel a greater sense of belonging.
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wild strawberries! Such powerful taste and sweetness.
wild strawberries! Such powerful taste and sweetness.
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sneak peek
sneak peek
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Morning time Juniper
Morning time Juniper
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In progress, taken by Dez
In progress, taken by Dez
 
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Brk day 16
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Missoula
Missoula
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Setting sun
Setting sun
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Dang! Missoula kind of reminds me of the Shire a bit! Keep up the awesome job, seems like you're doing great!
 
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Brk day 17

Lovely day in the garden, lovely day for a swim. And the ice cold water is surprisingly invigorating !
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Brk day 18

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Glistening
Glistening
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Inside the lovey tipi
Inside the lovey tipi
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Loved the beautiful wild flowers
 
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Brk day 19

Tomorrow is Friday. Yay!!! The pdc is coming to a close and even though I’m not attending this year it seems sad for it to be nearing its end. I’ve enjoyed being able to sit in on evening sessions and trying to parse little bits of information off the top of others’ discussions and their feedback from each day. Plus, all the lovely people who have come here.
The students presented their group projects tonight and as a means of practice, I did a little recording of it. I have no experience with video, but it turns out you get a really boring video if you’re too hesitant to assert yourself in the middle of the action to get that good shot. 🙃 who knew.
Confidence behind the camera...... it will develop  
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Chris in the meadow on our way to sift some cob sand
Chris in the meadow on our way to sift some cob sand
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Nina, Paul and I have a mini powwow as captured by Lara
Nina, Paul and I have a mini powwow as captured by Lara
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Enjoying the new sun shade put up over the patio
Enjoying the new sun shade put up over the patio
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Mike and Justin before they present their pdc group projects
Mike and Justin before they present their pdc group projects
 
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Brk day 20
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Pdc student fast at work
Pdc student fast at work
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Goin’ swimming
Goin’ swimming
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Pizza partyyy
Pizza partyyy
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Amongst the sepp holzer grain
Amongst the sepp holzer grain
 
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