|Richard and Simone make trusses|
|putting the trusses up on the shade structure|
|David, trimming lattillas|
|The beginning of the pallet shed.|
|That wall is almost done.|
|Digging the Earthbag cistern trench.|
|Inside Taos Mesa Brewing Co.|
|Quonset hut style building. Taos Mesa Brewing Co.|
|labyrinth at Taos Meas Brewing Co|
|My son, climbing into the dome/greenhouse.|
|Bo, teaching the kids some archery.|
On a side note, and also a very important part of the past two weeks...my hometown of Colorado Springs was in danger of burning in the Waldo Canyon Fire. Very bad. 346 houses lost on the westside of town. Friends and family were evacuated, but thankfully no one close to me was hurt or lost their home. Unfortunately, many families did lose their homes, and my heart goes out to them. So, while I was running about in my desert, mountain town, I was spending every free moment monitoring the fire and checking in with my daughter and mother and friends who were way to close to the fire for comfort. The West is burning. The Waldo Canyon Fire is 90% contained as I write this, but numerous other fires are still burning in the west, including in NM. The temperatures are above normal, setting new records. We are in the beginnings of a new world environment...welcome to global warming. Are we going to be able to make it through this? As I cried over the mountains in my hometown burning, I thought...we aren't ready for this yet. So many people are still unaware, in denial and completely unprepared for the changes that are coming.
At least here in Taos, we have found a community that practices survival and is learning to become more sustainable. Everywhere, around the world, we must come together and teach each other what we know and how to get by, as the world becomes more chaotic and frightening. We can still turn this thing around...if we believe we can. 100 monkeys. Get on the path to enlightenment...find your inner self, connect with the Universe and be the change.