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Straw Bale Workshop

by Going Slowly

For the past week, we've had the privilege of attending a straw bale workshop run by Andrew Morrison at The Healing Co-op in Middletown, Rhode Island. We've come away from the experience feeling changed and blessed. The hands-on lessons Andrew gave were incredibly valuable, and they've definitely helped to prepare us for our house-building project this construction season.

…but the strawbaling itself turned out to be the least important part of the week. What stands out most are the friendships we made, the heartfelt home-building plans everyone shared, the inspiring synchronistic stories that were told, the delicious feasts we ate, and the songs we sang around the campfire. These memories will last a lifetime.

Rather than attempting to document all the gifts our thirty fellow participants bestowed upon us, we offer this video of our week-long, life-changing, life-affirming workshop. We hope it captures some of the magic that filled the experience.

To each and every one of our new strawbale family members: we love you and miss you already! You're always welcome on our homestead in Vermont.

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2009 - Working in Alnwick
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This is WONDERFUL!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this work
Of art. Taylor & Jaime- I enjoyed y'all's sweet
Souls sooo much. I look forward to following
Y'all & celebrating all of your successes.
Cal forwarded this to me- PLEASE add me
To the group email!! Love y'all! PS- I'm upset
That I missed the fire :-( but I'm glad you all
Got to experience it!
Posted by Kim on April 15th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
This is fabulous!! Looks like so much fun and the pics are amazing as always! Cant wait to hear about it in person:)
Posted by Natasha on April 15th, 2014 at 7:58 PM
Love it!!
Posted by KJean on April 17th, 2014 at 11:40 PM
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