We’re in the middle of week 10, our final week in the fall Earth Skills Semester Program. Students are working diligently on bushcraft projects such as brown ash pack baskets and lacing snowshoes, as well as preparing for the symposium. It’s a great time because everyone knows the routine and things move quickly and efficiently. As we near the end of the semester I’m always struck by how much we didn’t have time to do. Like it has during previous semester courses, the final few days always makes me think about expanding the ESSP into a year-long course. I’ve been busily jotting down ideas about this and plan to bring the ideas together next week. When I get it written up coherently I’ll post it here.