Fall Update Oct, 2015

Posted October 13th, 2015

The Forest received a lot of rain this month! The lake and pond have both been replenished to their original levels. The forest experienced a brief period of standing water around the single track boardwalk paths revealing their original intent to keep our feet dry. While the heat and mosquitoes continued we did enjoy a wide variety of guests from all over the world. Members got together for some amazing events including live music, dancing, and the second Forest Fusion event.

We had two fantastic live music offerings this month.

Tina and Her Pony performed in the library singing harmonies and playing the cello, guitar, and ukulele in a southern Appalachian style. It was well attended by members and it was a beautiful experience.

We also had a Tuvan Throat singer perform for hostellers named Jon Errkila. This type of singing is known as Khoomei and is the folk music of Tuva which was a country that existed from 1922 to 1941 before being absorbed into the Russian Federation. Jon performed in the full regalia of southern siberia and it was quite a delight.

The second Forest Fusion event was another success with approximately 28 members in attendance. The classes included survival skills as well as an art class focusing on Animal Totems. We will be hosting another version of this event for Halloween with a costume theme. Please check the facebook for updates and schedules as they become available.

October is sure to be much cooler as temperatures start to drop out of the 90s and the hostel can breathe a sigh of relief and start to welcome the cooler dryer fall months.

May the Forest Be With You

The Hostel Staff