What an amazing, beautiful, fulfilling evening when everything in my life was present ~ wonderful people, music, food ~ in the most nurturing of settings …. the candle-lit Strawbale Studio. This evening was alive with music, conversations, children dancing a jig to the celtic music, folks climbing up into the loft, oil lamps flickering, …
Greenfire Trio donated their music to that evening, blessed us with their joyful energy. Ah. At one point the group of about 40 folks together and shared their stories of “regional regeneration” and we also celebrated those who had volunteered and contributed to the Strawbale Studio during the year. $360 was donated by folks to the Compost Furnace Fund during the evening ! Hurray !
Then there was the thrill of checking the temperature on the new Compost Furnace biomass pile for the first time, and watching the needle climb from 25 degrees outside on this cold night, to somewhere around 140 degrees. It went beyond the 120 that the thermometer registered, and we cheered in amazement. Ah.all shared stories of “local regeneration” and celebrated those who had volunteered and contributed to the Strawbale Studio during the year.
The food and libations were fabulous. This moment was co-created by all the people who came that evening, and all those who have ever been part of the Strawbale Studio. It was truly a very favorite day in my life, for everything was present.