Dancing With The Elements
In the last year Earthaven has felt the power of all four elements. Twice we have experienced mild earth tremors; a few weeks ago we woke to the sound of trees cracking and crashing to the ground under the accumulated weight of an overnight ice storm; and mid February we were visited by high winds that pushed a neighboring fire onto our land and up to, though not across, the threshold of the house in Hawk Hollow.
We know we’ve been fortunate to not suffer grave losses through any of these encounters. We are using the experiences, especially the fire, to revisit our need to have emergency procedures in place. More folks are showing an interest in safety committee meetings and discussions are taking place to explore possibilities for organizing ourselves to better meet such challenges.