Just recently, I went on a journey from New Jersey out to Wheaton Labs and thee Ant Village ! Ohhh man - what an epic journey it was... Thanks again Sooo much to all the amazing people I got to meet and share some time with. Some of the best few existing people I have come ever across, For sure. Thank you Sean + Ginny for letting me camp on your plot ! Evan, Steve, Kai, Ben, Josh, Jim, Fred, Janet, Jocelyn, Paul, Thanks again for showing me around, and letting me hang ! I learned a ton of new things about this world I did not know, I hope I got to share the same with a few.
Here is a 7 min video I put together documenting whatever I could while on this visit. Due to my shitty amateur Filming and equipment, somehow my camera gear didn't log and record 80 clips and video's . So bummed on this, I had awesome footage of more of the ants and structures they are working on. Amazing songs played by Ben and Kai ! . Lots of preparing for feast night and many more pieces of progress everyone was making. Originally The songs for this whole montage was suppose to be by Kai and Ben.... But yeahhhh . Anyway - I only had what did get fully saved to work with. If you can use your imagination to in-vision some perhaps incomplete sections of this clip. Enjoy !
Thanks for watching !
The Arcade Fire - Haiti
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tamborine Man
Julia Winter wrote:I'm so sorry you lost some footage, but it's great to see new things! The "Bear Den" is fascinating - are they going to bury that, or is it more of a debris shelter?
So cool to see a pond filling up with water - where is that? Sorry, lots of questions. Thanks again!
Ah Julie I know so bummed still on the lost footage.... Don't be sorry - thanks for asking and chiming in !!
The Bear Den is awesome and coming together quickly ! I have been back home for 2 weeks now and i sure they have made a ton of progress, we last left off carving seats out of the earth on the the inside and the cave, they were about to make a badass door, I would imagine theres more cob going on inside... maybe some added shelving space. I know it has a few layers of tarps, then covered in dirt, then the added debris. I think they are just going to keep adding some biomass till it becomes a living roof one day.
The pond is right by the Bear Den hut. Looks awesome to see that progress. lots of smaller ponds filling up by Kai and Evans plot, the ducks are very much enjoying that !!
My girlfriend and I are hoping to be headed out west by spring, can't wait to hopefully pass through and see crazy amounts of progress in person by then !
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Awesome video and most excellent art and work you did here, Shaun! We had feast night in the Bear Den on Sunday and it was awesome!
Shauns Webbers wrote: My girlfriend and I are hoping to be headed out west by spring, can't wait to hopefully pass through and see crazy amounts of progress in person by then !
Looking forward to your visit!
Thanks so much again for all the western hospitality. - Incase you guys didn't know, Jocelyn Is an amazing chef , so many great Vegan options on feast nights too..A very inspirational Herb and tea collection going on there as well...
Wow feast night in the Bear den sounds like a pretty awesome time !!! Can't wait to see what else they come up with.. Jocelyn did you get to check out Sean + Ginny's Bench I made for them? . I had a great photo of the complete version, and one with a few people using the bench, but lost to the digital world !
OH yeah - thankssss again to whoever donated some Gapper carving tools,) they helped me through some long cold wet nights in the tent, and I got to make a few little carvings for a few of the ants to put up around the village !
I lost other pictures I had of the other carvings I'm sure Kai or Evan could grab a quick photo one day ?. But heres one that was in the video..
nancy sutton wrote:Wow, Shaun, that was terrific! I can't wait to see what you post from your visit next spring... which will be here before we know it ;) Thanks a bunch ox
Thank you so much Nancy ! Very excited to visit again in the future, see everyones awesome progress... Hopefully I can keep my camera gear in working order and capture even more of everyones epic creations of everything in the Village ..... Yes -Spring will appear in no time! Thanks for helping support our mission with your interest !! Much appreciated.
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