Posted in August 2012

Final thoughts!

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?-it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” -Jack Kerouac, from On the Road I’m going pronto to the Croton library … Continue reading

The journey home (Sat. 8/4)

Fun fact- I showered this morning! It was marvelous. And warm. And I used soap. The last two aspects of that have not occurred in quite some time. Although I actually really enjoyed the cold showers on the farm. The bed was indeed lovely, and I slept for a nice long time. I got to … Continue reading

Stage four: complete (Fri. 8/3)

I have officially departed the island of Lipsi- and I was actually really, really sad to do so. I feel like if I were to return, it would feel like coming back home. The farm met all my expectations and then some. Kostas is really, really cool, and the more you get to know him … Continue reading

Last day in Lipsi (Thurs. 8/2)

Today is my 3/4 birthday!!! I am aging like balsamic vinegar. Time flies. We got up this morning and basically just cleaned the kitchen and refrigerator really well, besides feeding the animals. Then we all took a trip into town to say goodbye to Jennah and Meghan and bring them to their boat. It was … Continue reading

Last real working day! (Weds. 8/1)

Happy August! Woooot. Also that corrected to holy August because my external keyboard has no charge so I’m struggling through without it. So a very holy August to the world as well. I woke up with a vive for working since it’s my last complete effort day, because I get to take tomorrow a lil … Continue reading

Another day off (Tues. 7/31)

Today was a very important day on the Dimitris Farm- Elizabeth, our donkey, made her first official donkey noise!!! She has been trying in vein for a long, long time. It always just sounds like she’s about to die or is choking on a broken car engine. We were all extremely proud of her. Anyway. … Continue reading

The Danes’ last day (Mon. 7/30)

We woke up earlyish today to go up to the North side of the island, where Kostas is planning the development of an eco village. We got picked up at 8 by his friend Manolis (a different one than the restaurant one) and rode in the back of his pickup truck. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

Quasi day off (Sat. 7/28)

I was technically scheduled to have the day off today, but the plan was to whitewash the wine room, and I really wanted to do that, so I decided to work in the morning. It was a lot more difficult than I had thought, because the room is tiny and hot and kind of hard … Continue reading