Labor Day has come and gone, and with it went summer vacation. Our students are back in the woods soaking up every precious moment nature provides. We have welcomed a new teacher to our team. Drew Shupter-Rayvis is a living historian who comes to us with an abundance of primitive skills, energy, enthusiasm, and deep knowledge of our regional history, both native and colonial. You can read more about him on our team page.
So what are we up to? Well, Sheppard is back up and running. Our first delicacy of the year was applesauce made with apples from the property along with foraged Autumn Olive berries.
The long-necked squash from the three sisters garden have been growing all summer and are outrageously long! The kids sliced them up have them drying in the tent for winter eating.
We also welcomed new friends Connor and Ender to our program. Their first day at EWL was highlighted by tomahawk throwing practice. Here the boys pose with their results.
So far we are off to a terrific start!