Yes, over Labor Day we traveled, and The Child picked up a fabulous deck-over trailer for the tiny house project, along with some other materials that include a brand-new, double-hung Anderson window, a "perfect" exterior door, all the metal roofing for the house, and a few other sundries to make the project seem real. Much love and gratitude to my friend Luke, who supports this project with a wealth of knowledge, in addition to supplies. He is an organic farmer in West Virginia, so if you are in the area, look him up. He also sent us home with some heritage pork and incredible pears; they have the same taste and texture as a D'anjou, but are so much better. Never sprayed with chemicals, and the trees have 35 years of terroir in the West Virginia mountains.
You can read all about the weekend in La Petite's blog (a.k.a "The Child"). She is enjoying writing it, and her voice is getting stronger and stronger. Make sure and comment for her; a little encouragement goes a long way!
In addition to the material goods we picked up this weekend, I have picked up something else: the understanding that HoneyFern must either expand or accept that we will be small forever. There are many pros and cons to each strategy, but I have decided to take the first step to expansion, which is applying for federal tax-exempt status (501(c)3). This opens the school up for grants and foundation funding and makes expansion more of a possibility. After this, who knows what happens? Stay tuned for details on the journey; it should be interesting.
I have added a guestbook to my website; please visit, leave a comment and let me know if you'd like to be on my email list. I am building a list for a monthly newsletter, and you will never receive more than you can handle. This will keep you apprised of our progress and let you know of volunteer opportunities, potential job openings, and just generally give an idea of what's happening.
Have a great week!