Author Archives: Hope

You’ve heard of having a Chili Cook-off? Well, how about a CHILLY KICK-OFF?! 

by Margret Mueller   That’s what happened Saturday, December 8, when a few hardy souls met at Hart’s Mill (in 40-degree weather) to get started with our Forest Stewardship mandate attend to certain parcels of land.  Consider the Wood Wide Web project officially … Continue reading

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Regenerative Development at Hart’s Mill

by Leah Gibbons Workshop 1 Activity and Outcomes* We had an exciting time at Hart’s Nest on November 17-18 exploring and applying a development and design process called regenerative development. The aim was to discover how regenerative development might add to … Continue reading

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Springing into Fall: Clean-Up on the Land

  This is the time of year for general garden clean-up and preparation for the next wave of plantings. On October 28 we had a Fence-Raising on our land, a take-off on the concept of barn-raisings, which operate on the … Continue reading

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Starting to see homes!

By Anthony Weston At our October 27th Last Saturday event, the Planning, Design, and Development Circle presented the Schematic Designs for two prototype HM residences to an appreciative crowd of about eighteen members plus a few toddlers. To set the … Continue reading

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Michael Comes to Hart’s Mill

by Margret Mueller Hurricane Michael, that is!   Compared with the indescribable suffering farther south, of course, we have absolutely nothing to complain about. Still, many of us were affected by this storm—too much water (on the heels of Hurricane … Continue reading

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What a Concept! Update on Architecture

by Anthony Weston   Our Architect, Jonathan Lucas of What On Earth Architecture, has taken PDD – the Planning, Design, and Development Circle – through a systematic process to develop the designs for our residences. it’s time for a progress … Continue reading

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Pumphouse Drama

By Anthony Weston As all assiduous readers of this blog will know, in early September we had a dedicated workday/workshop to raise the slipstraw walls of the pumphouse. Terry, Joe, Randy, Amy, Sean, and me, all of us led by … Continue reading

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 SWE-E-E-E-E-E-T! !

 By Margret Mueller   Wednesday, September 19, was sweet-potato-digging day at Hart’s Mill. What began in June as    3 1/2  orderly rows of sweet-potato slips  had become a solid  blanket of tangled purple-blossomed green vines.   Here and there “volunteer” watermelon … Continue reading

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Splendid September Calendar and August Highlights

We realize that a blog post is not the ideal place to list a long calendar of events!  So to view/download a September calendar pdf, click here.    AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS Amid the rain and multiplying mushrooms, work on the land and … Continue reading

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Workday Wonders

by Margret Mueller After a very rainy week, Sunday August 5th dawned clear and bright. Our main task for this day was to spruce up our entry from Frazier Road all the way to the tractor shed. Jeffry (weed whacker … Continue reading

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