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Ponderables ‒ 8 Oct

The Herland Forest
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Back Issues
  Notes Vol. 71 (2011)
  Notes Vol. 70 (2010)
  Notes Vol. 69 (2009)
  Notes Vol. 68 (2008)
  Notes Vol. 67 (2007)
  Notes Vol. 66 (2006)
  Older Volumes
Notes from Windward:

Using the Small Steel
        Walt describes the next step in moving "Icy"

Moving Steel with Steel
        Ruben's impressions of moving our insulated shipping container

The Wisdom of Squirrels
       Lindsay talks about taking a leap of faith

Tales of the Acorn Harvest
   It's Raining Food!
       turning to acorns to feed our piglets

   Acorn Harvest Update
       an interim report

   Acorn Grubs
       a new food conversion option

Making a Shaving Horse
       Adding a new tool to our wood working repertoire

Bringing the Piglets to Slaughter
       The Piglets Find a New Niche for Themselves
       Warning! Graphic Images.

More Hatchlings and Maturing Birds
       Opalyn Reports on our Chickens

Working with Wool
      Washing A Fleece: Fleece Processing 101
     Skirting A Fleece: Fleece Processing 101

Acorns in Abundance
       Pigs find a new role in our forestry work

Cradle to Cradle
       Ashleigh offers some insights on the book Cradle to Cradle

Goat Milk Ice Cream!
       Intern Susie shares here experience with this refeshing treat

Making a Broom
       Lindsay describes her recent broomcorn adventures

Dangerous Beauty
       Andrew talks about the uneasy spectacle of a late summer lightning storm

The Autumn Threshhold

       Join us for a potluck and fetivities celebrating the beautiful transition iunto autumn.
all Windward friends are invited to join.

Work and Worship in the August Sun
       Reflection on the thresholds of life

Bread for Pigs
       a way to dehydrate lots of bread

Making Hand Salves
       A recipe for easy, simple hand lotion

Our first Piglets!
       Susie describes the first farrowing of our American Guinea Hogs.

A Glimpse of Life Post-Change
       some thoughts on sustainable ag in the Pacific Northwest

Installing a gas line
       the cabin moves one step closer to done

A Mid Summer Garden Update
       Lindsay shares some news from the garden

All the Small Things
       A photo-poetic prayer

Community, and How to Hold a Bird
       Daniela describes the balanced support possible in intentional community

Toward a Functional Fermentation Program
       Andrew shares thoughts on brewing, and the cost/benefit analysis of alcohol preservation.

The Milk of Possibilities
       Oana works with our goats milk

July DuckPonics update
       Daniela describes her thesis project

Fiber Arts at the Village Helix
       Opalyn shares a workshop

Rattlesnake Country
       the year of the snake.
       Warning! graphic content.

The Land of Possibilities
       Susie arrives at Windward

The Village Helix
       Our Open House Annual Event is this Weekend!

       Lindsay describes the newest additions to our flock

June in Klickitat County
       Lindsay shares some images from around Klickitat

The Pearl Continues to Grow
       Opalyn updates the continuing construction

Setting up Duck-Ponics
       Daniela describes bringing our duck-based aquaponics system online

Dora's First Run of Milking
       Andrew updates on our newest dairy doe.

Building a Bookcase
       Opalyn shares about building a bookcase

Bringing Home a Buckling
       Andrew talks about why we added an anglo-nubian boy to the crew

Our First Hatchlings
       Opalyn shares about this season's first chicks

Pillars of the Earth
       Eliot reviews a book from our reading list

May in the Garden
       Lindsay provides an update on whats coming up in the garden

Just Another Rock in the Wall
       Jeff tells about his apprentice experience building a terrace

Knitting Skills
       Opalyn talks about Knitting

A Different Kind of Paradise
       Daniela shares her first impressions of Windward

Widening the New Entrance
       moving 200 cubic yards of fill

Lathe Work
       Justin tries his hand at turning green oak

Terraces in the Courtyard
       Lindsay shares Spring improvements on one of our dryland Permaculture projects

The Pearl Gets Moving
       an update as construction resumes

Gathering Resources
       Opalyn gets a head start on this winter's firewood

A World Full of Hedges
       Andrew shares about his love of hedges and rockwork

Exploring the Arts
       Opalyn investigates String Art and Knitting

A Spring Bee Update
       The bees get ready for the Spring nectar harvest

March Work (a bit late)
       work begins on widening the new entrance

The Village Helix
       Lindsay talks about Windward's Annual Event

A Spring Intern Arrives
       Justin introduces himself and shares some of his goals

An April Garden Update
       Lindsay describes the spring time plantings

Billy Billy Boo
       Jeff describes raising a bummer lamb

April 2nd Goat Births
       Our new nubian doe Dora's first kids

Spring of Fools
       A Seasonal Reflection

Pigs, Pick Mattocks, and Perennial Alfalfa
       Springtime seeding explorations

Reflections on Community
       Ben shares about his apprenticship in community this spring

Toward a Staple Potato Bread
       Andrew shares an evolving recipe

Reflections from an Andean Journey
       Lindsay talks about recent travels

Snow Flea Time
       Walt tells of springtails and ducks

Moving Bravo Trailer
       one way to move something big

Turkey Visits
       an experiment in self-domesication

Love Based Living
       Opalyn describes a recent Love Based Living Circle

Audit's First Birth
       Oana tells of the loss of a life

Outlets on a Log Wall
       Walt reports on an unusual bit of electrical work

Lily's Lambs
       Lindsay describes two more additions to our flock

February on the Farm
       Lindsay provides an update on horticultural activities

Thinking Towards the Growing Season
       Lindsay shares some plans for the 2012 Main Garden

GEK: Assembling the newest version
       Opalyn does the GEK's second upgrade

       Oana describes the Big Event

January Snow
       Lindsay shares some images of a Windward Winter Wonderland

Thoughts of Summertime
       Oana introduces some practical arithmetic for snowy days

On our Way Back from the Mushroom Hunt
       Oana tells why she bothered going in the first place

Exploring the Nature of Pigs
       Lindsay gives an update on what the Guinea Hogs have been up to

Brain Tanning Hides for Buckskin & Fur A Wetscrape Method of Brain-Tanning for Goat and Sheep Hides.
Warning! graphic content.        Introduction
       Step 1: Skinning
       Step 2: Washing
       Step 3: Storing

Arriving at Oneida
       Opalyn and Walt describe their arrival at the Oneida Mansion


                   Essays and Editorials:

The Wisdom of Squirrels
       Lindsay talks about taking a leap of faith

Windward's Abiotic Focus
       Walt talks about our approach to sustainability

A Declaration of Interdependence
     thoughts on love-based living

Problematic Words
     thoughts on relevant words often used in contradictory ways

Two-way Auditions
     thoughts on visitors and interns

the fine print
     thoughts on the importance of realistic expectations

The World of Our Future Exists ...
     to the exact degree that we behave
     as if we're already living in it.

     thoughts on the spiritual dimension of our undertaking

Harris' Law
     one reason why Windward has survived

Sad Irons Through a Green Lens
        an introduction
       a trap baited with water
       a farmer's life
       walking 1,750 miles for water
       stoking the fire in hell
       trapped between sun and fire
       wash day blues
       ironing was the worst
       no matter how ill
       even reading was hard
       centuries out of date
       back into the Middle Ages

In Search of Sustainability
       the reading list for our internship program

Windward's Chairs and Departments
       Now that Windward has at least the foundations of most of our life support systems in place, we're giving thought to how we want to structure the next stage of our adventure. This link takes you to a discussion of how we see the work we've already started becoming more focused, more organized, and how future Stewards can carve out a niche to suit their special interests.

           Administrative Matters

Windward's Info Sheet and Waiver

Current Bylaws of the Windward Foundation