Written by Tori Davis:
“Hello from the mountain top. We have been having so much fun here. We have been working very hard to get our shelter done. We decided to take a break for the time being because there has been a “bump in the road” that we need to fix. Once it`s all done, we will be so excited to move in and have our first open-fire shelter that we made. The weather here has been super crazy the past couple of days. Even the wind!!! There were personal belongings blowing everywhere! There have even been trees that have blown over, as well as branches snapping off too. The good thing is no one was near being hurt. The fallen trees have been away from shelters. The Caretaker Program really is a magical thing to experience.
The year has taught me a lot about what it means to be close to the earth and how to be connected on many levels. I love every part of it. Even though there have been hard moments along the way, we all learn from them and become stronger with every step and every challenge we face, both as a group and within ourselves. The year of the caretaker has changed my “lens” of how I look at things. Emotions, physical changes, and how to rethink ideas and how I look at them. SKILLS!! Whoa I have learned so much of them. Snow-shoes, mammal & bird species lists, sit spot, journal, mapping, wanders… the list goes on. We are never bored around here hahaha.