Hard to believe but some of the students can’t wait to get outside to work around the garden after they have finished their classwork . This past week students were inspired by the fresh snow and the approaching holidays to get out in the woods to do some tipping for wreath making,cut some fallen wood with our bow saws to heat up the pizza oven, haul out the Christmas Tree and cook some of our potatoes over the propane cooker in our lodge pot.
Of course when you are working in a different environment you need an alternative set of usable words, new vocabulary words for the job at hand. And you’ll find no shortage of those words when you’re out in the trees with a few of our Maine boys.
Today after Grant, Caleb, Tommy and Curtis were felling a cherry tree by notching the base Grant yelled out to his teachers that they were “Junkin it out”.
When asked for a more thorough explanation the boys responded with impatience in their voice,”were pulling the dead…you know the junk wood out so we can buck it up for firewood to burn in the oven”.
Well, who can argue with that. “Off the hinges”, Mr. T. replied. Tommy shot back, “Oh Mr. T. , that is so old school. Hey watch out, that tree looks wambly. ”
Now that’s Groovy!