Even though the weather was rainy on Labor Day weekend, we had 8 brave
souls attending the 1st Annual Drum & Music Gather. We gave many
thanks for the picnic shelter as we shared stories, jammed & generally
made merry. I fixed my Indian wood flute in time for the Gathering & I
had a great time jamming with Chris on his guitar. Both of us agreed,
it sounded like a bit of paradise as our music wafted through the
woods. All contributed their talents and riffs, and lots of smiles &
laughter were shared around the fire.
Iacchus worked hard at cutting wood to keep the fire alive. Along with
music-making, we had a special fire-eating performance by Josh Peters.
(Iacchus & I are giving thought to having him perform at our next
Freedom Gather.) Tom's friend Kim courageously joined in, playing with
fire on her tongue! We had two new attendees to SweetWood, and said
they would be coming back again - they loved the people, the beautiful
land, as well as the drive up through the driftless area.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone that made our first music gather a
success. SweetWood is now a bit sweeter! :)
I'm already looking forward to next year ...
May you all have cool clean water and enough to share.