We wrapped up the spring Earth Skills Semester Program last week. We finished out the course with ten days on the Allagash river, which was a great culmination to our time together. We saw a bunch of wildlife and caught a bunch of trout on the flyrod, but nothing of significant size.
Our other big trip in May was paddling 50 or so miles on the Aroostook river from Munsungan Falls to our place in Masardis. It’s a beautiful river, and the fact that we can end the trip right at our place is fantastic.
Our new base camp is amazing. We built our basecamp when there was still several feet of snow on the ground, so it’s near the Smith Farm Road. We’ll be putting together another camp near the river in the coming weeks.
We’ve got a busy summer planned. This week we’re running a private workshop, next week is the summer survival weekend course, and in July we’ve got the Earth Skills Summer Program. I’m hoping to have the internet up and running on the property this month, and when I do you can expect regular blog posts once again. It’s been a month without internet, electricity, or any modern conveniences. And it was the most relaxing month I’ve had in a number of years. A simple life, consisting of natural surroundings, hard work, simple food, and good company; who could ask for more.