A few days ago the three sheep at the farm were slaughtered. Once killed, they were wrapped in cloth and hung for 24 hours. At night, they stayed in spotlights and the radio played to keep mountain lions away. Byron stayed on the site in the trailer for the night. The whole sight was kind of spooky.
The rest of the activities involved a lot of cutting, chopping, grounding and sausage smoking*.
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*smoking sausages could be better for your health than smoking cigarettes.
Phew. It's been 3 months since anything was posted on eYe-Marshall. If you've been visiting and seeing the same "sweet guantanamo" post and wondering what the heck's been going on... thanks for your patience! First, in January, my screen died out, then the entire laptop, then I moved out of my place - all of this wasn't too conducive to keeping eYe Marsh updated. I found a new home, a mile down the road* starting April 1st. So I still live in Bolinas, CA and until I move in I'm staying with the folks at RDI, a permaculture farm where Sarah works. I might also take a road or a hiking trip for a few days.
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*I also discovered an old semi-abandoned fisherman's cabin at the edge of the Mesa overlooking the ocean, a cool place to roll out a sleeping bag once in while.