The Shofar Mountain Community had a community kitchen, a wash station to wash clothes, two
goat pens, and an aquaponics system. They have what they call "The Village" which is where they have all their temporary dwelling places (trailers) and it is where the community Kitchen is located.
We all had a lot of fun helping them with things that needed to be done like pumping water for drinking, helping make and clean up after meals, and planting a garden. We also did some things just for fun like holding a baby!
One of my favorite parts (besides the Betrothal) was taking a walk down to the creek on one of the hot days and getting to play in it, the water was so cold, but it felt good if you just put your feet in for a little
while. Some of the kids that went down with us were up to their knees in the water, COLD!!
On Friday morning Naomi, Bethany, Joe, and his parents left to go to Kansas so that they could go to Joe’s sister’s graduation. On Saturday they came back and brought Joe’s two sisters with them.
Sunday was the Betrothal it was so beautiful. After the ceremony we went back to the kitchen and had lunch. After lunch we sat around in the woods and talked about taking a walk to “The Museum House” .
The Museum House is a house owned by this a local man who owns a lot of land on top of the
mountain. His aunts used to live in the house and he keeps it up so it looks like people still live there.
It was like walking into the '30s.
When we got back to Shofar Mountain we had to take all the goats and put them in their pen for the night that was a lot of fun. When we finished doing that we moved our chairs to where the campers are and did some dancing, but we couldn’t dance for too long because it started to rain so we went into the
kitchen to have dinner and dessert.
The whole time we were there was a great experience and I can't wait till September when we get to go again. If you want to know more about the Betrothal and see pictures you will have to wait for Naomi's second Betrothal post.
The creek we played in one of the days we were there.
Have a great week!