Meeting New Friends

Where exactly did October and November go? In my has been filled with washing & dyeing fleece, putting the gardens to rest, weaving a new blanket and trying to adjust to the rhythm of being alone in the park with Steve and the critters…you’d think that would be easy to transition into our winter rhythm  but in fact it feels like walking around in high heels after you just lost one of the heels…all off kilter.

As our days are getting shorter (it’s getting dark by 3ish and nightfall by 4:30) we’re trying to get a few things started so that the launch into 2015 is smoother.  A highlight has been getting to know the Somalian group from Lewiston Maine.  Our initial inquiries had been because of their beautiful basket weaving (we’re thinking Fiber College) but we quickly found that we want more…more smiles, more exchanges and more friendships…so we invited a delegation to the campground for a pizza party with friends from the campground and local community. A week later we met at Atiya’s for a Somalian cooking lesson.  Now we’re talking about having a Somalian culture week as part of the campground’s artist in residence program…weaving, henna dyeing and cooking. As we get the timing right, we’ll post more details…for now we’re off for a ski on the Mountain across the street.

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Emma, Dee and I discussing how to surmount the language barrier and include our new friends in next summer’s plans.

 

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It’s wicked cold but look how green the grass is!

 

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Pictures to send home to friends and family who couldn’t make it to Searsport

 

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Our dear friend Mary Jean checking out the Somalian Baskets
Atiya treated us to a cooking lesson.  Back in Somalia she was a well known cater.
Atiya treated us to a cooking lesson. Back in Somalia she was a well known cater.
Howa gives me an original henna tattoo for the holidays
Howa gives me an original henna tattoo for the holidays

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