Our friends Curtis and Willow invited us to go out for a night on the town, something Laura and I rarely get to do. Some friends of theirs have a band called Ancient Wild, and they were performing at Oberon's in Ashland. Laura and I were very thankful to have recently made some time for time work swap arrangements with a friend who was willing to look after the girls that night and let us have some fun out in the adult world.
We enjoyed walking around Ashland, which was teeming with merry pedestrians and patrons of the night life. We ran into some other people we had recently met at a party at Curtis and Willow's place and we had some local mead. We enjoyed good conversations with like minded people, and it was great to meet more of Curtis and Willow's friends.
The music was beautiful; soul felt harp and guitar ballads, sung by Kate Wilde and Christophe Sunhorse, whose yearning for ancestral ways reveals itself through heavenly melodies and wandering harmonies. With a mellow ease, they sang from their hearts and put on a very nice show. We ended up buying one of their CDs, which we have enjoyed.
It was a good night. I was glad to spend more time with Curtis and Willow, who are fellow homesteaders whose lives revolve around the land, plants, food, medicine, off grid living and natural building. I will be doing a whole story on the space they are creating, as I have been very inspired by their work and their passion for creating change.
(This story is actually several months old; I just discovered it in my draft folder. A while back we attended a cob workshop out at Curtis and Willow's land, which I documented with some photos and videos. Hopefully I can have that story up soon.)