We discussed a lot of possible projects and activities, an amazing number of which we have done. (We only meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so our time is limited.) We made not one but two batches of dandelion jelly. We dug out the footbridge buried by Hurricane Irene and moved it upstream about six feet. We cut walking sticks and have been peeling, sanding, and carving them bit by bit. We have explored, bushwhacked, cleared old trails, read maps, and laid out new trails.
We have cooked some killer lunches – venison burittos (Alex brought in venison he had shot) and homemade pizza. We have identified, both in books and in the field, edible, medicinal, and invasive plants, and a few varieties of trees.
Of course the garden has been a constant for us. From the first we have been laying out beds, tilling, raking and hoeing beds, planting, weeding, and mulching. We made bean tripods from the root sprouts of the blown down crabapple tree that we cut up into firewood and brush.