…to the Instagram machi..
…of any size this season, and apparently for a few years, is headed to us on the Northern California Coast today, and having heard lore of winter storms past and recent warnings from locals and neighbors: “Are you ready for the storm?” and “Batten down the hatches!” has me wondering what to expect (8″ of rain? overflowing creeks ..
…for the eleven Salmon Creek Farm structures became complicated when I tried to name each one after the communard who either built it, or was most associated with it, but only those with fabulous sobriquets would do (or in some cases real names that have nice associations, i.e. Dawn & Walden), so now we have: Cedar, Dawn, Hawk, Huckleberry, Moonlight, ..
…of my cabin from behind was found today wandering to the other side of the tributary cre..
…is the amazing refuge for wayward and unwanted doors (over 500), windows (over 1000) and antique door and window hardware (over 2000 pieces) hidden in the redwoods, just a few properties down from us on Middle Ridge Road – where I suspect people drive from all over the region to find buried treasures – and also where the Salmon Creek ..
…an old resting spot for the Pomo Native Americans and later a stagecoach stop in the 1800’s – attracted by the hot mineral and sulpher baths – just inland from the coast on Comptche-Ukiah Road, was the pilgrimage of the day, to find some welcome warmth and soothing of aching bones & muscles from non-stop moving, fixing, working, tending at ..
…at the Mendocino Headlands, a 20 minute drive along the coast from Salmon Creek Farm, reminds me of the Halprins Driftwood Villages from the late 60’s and early 70’s which they performed on beached further to the south – and if I wasn’t so overwhelmed and distracted by everything that needs to be done every ..
…shutting off power to half of a tiny hippie cabin built in 1974 by a 13 year old (Salmon) is a mystery to be solved, as we hunt for the fuse box, the switch to turn it off, and then at the Albion hardware store for the replacement f..
…down the hill and deep in the woods this morning, which is a thrill, but not such a surprise – since we know that at one time Salmon Creek Farm had as many as 28 structures spread across it’s 30 acres of coastal redwoods – which makes this cabin #11, now needing a ..
…named Whitman (wanting the spirit of Walt to watch over us from up the hill, across the ravine) this morning was like opening a time capsule from the early ’80’s – likely the last time it was occupied or even entered – with cassette tapes, Fanta cans, slides from a vacation, bullet shells, and even ..
…chainsaw master, abalone diver, woodworker, Point Reyes resident and first official Salmon Creek Farm artist is here for his first visit, inspecting the land and woods, exploring the downed tree treasures, trimming and clearing the branches from the structures, and thinking about what might happen ..
…was the perfect/dreamy/divine/appropriate way to conclude our week of Lawrence and Anna Halprin RSVP Cycle-inspired activities and workshops – commissioned by the Graham Foundation for their current show “Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971” – closing down the Sundown Dome social years and starting up those at Salmon C..
…is our RSVP Cycles workshop response – taking the form of a gathering circle – to my favorite Halprin score, Driftwood Village performed in the early 1970’s on the Son..
…casually sitting by the side of the footpath is plucked, welcoming us to mushroom season in ..
…lead by founding communard – now neighbor – Moonlight of the main footpaths connecting 10 cabins on the 32 acres of Salmon Creek Farm was the perfect way to introduce the group and me to this place and it’s rich ecological and socia..
…in the new home of Salmon Creek Farm ends with a potluck dinner for the weekend guests and the founding communards, neighboring us on th..
…of Salmon Creek Farm seems not quite real, a bit like a dream, as we move fast to settle in as much as possible before the crowd descends Wednesday night for a long weekend of opening activities and ..
…began at 2am getting the last few things packed and in the car that didn’t make it in the truck and heading north on the 5 with two anxious and confused senior dogs cushioned in cavities of the massive Domestic Integrities rug piled u..
…was a good way to end the last day in..
…activities and workshops at the Sundown Dome start this morning – including “Score for a _________ Home,” an impromptu exercise to write down every word that describes the home we want, followed by each of picking our favorite descriptor, and writing a score to create that home. SCORES FOR A CALIFORNIA COMMUNE MIGRATION: Sundown Dome to Salmon ..