This morning the parking lot is empty for the first time in 14 weeks. We finished the summer Wilderness Bushcraft Semester with three people receiving their Journeyman Certification. It was a challenging course. June started cold and rainy, then got very hot, humid and buggy. But it was a solid group of people and they continued to achieve despite the challenges.
As with most courses, I start out posting a lot to the JMB Blog, but as the fatigue levels rise up and the list of things on the to-do list gets long, posting tapers off. I did post a bunch of photos to social media as it is easy to do, but is not my favorite way to interact with people.
The rest will be short-lived, as this week we are running our Summer Woodsman course. After that, a week to rest and see old friends, then back for the fall Wilderness Bushcraft Semester. It will be our 60th long-term program, and will finish out our 24th year, both milestones I’m proud of.
But this morning, a lazy cup of coffee, some camp chores and a trip to town to resupply on a few essentials.