Two years ago I went out on a limb attending Unifier festival, a first of many experiences. I met my husband while canoeing to Blueberry Island. *romantic sigh*
Unifier 2017 was a unique experience, more of a roots gathering than a festival. The event was intimately capped at 500 guests and was held at a smaller location, a one time decision while leadership finalized the purchase of Timber Trails in Tolland Massachusetts, Unifier’s now permanent land!
The limited guests meant that the consistent most core group of Unifier family was present. As if our gathering wasn’t sweet enough, this year there was a new closeness. I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with some of my favorite people!
Since James and I and cats arrived via RV we did not camp but instead set up a space for our hammocks by the pond and used it to recharge, relax, and meet with friends.
The grounds were well kept and spotted with beautiful flower gardens and wooded areas. A beaver lived in the pond and would spend its days swimming around collecting rocks and sticks
The music was amazing, my faves were Kai Altair and Moon Hooch. Whether bopping with vendors or sneaking a dip in the pond, hearing the music echo over the land is my favorite part of festivals.
Shout out to Unalome Designs for having amazing hemp naturally dyed clothing. Your clothes are comfy and sexy, keep it coming.
Hosting in the RV was quite fun as many of our friends wanted to come play with the cats and check out our mini home. James loves to cook for people so we walked around with a plate of tempeh dogs at one point.
And finally, one of the best surprises of all was playing with baby ducks. Yes, only at unifier.💛
Upon reaching Assateague Island National Seashore, we drove straight for the dump station to clear our septic line. We are no longer using the original toilet due to the way it turns waste into toxic waste as oppose to what we prefer turning our waste into: usable compost. Along with the septic flush we also added fresh water to our tank. As we began to pull away from the dump station, the seemingly inevitable happened: we ran out of gas.
Our gas gauge is perhaps not broken beyond repair but it certainly not working. Because of this we are learning how much gas the tank can hold and for how many miles it will last us. We get between 7-8 miles to the gallon with our Jamboree.
So with an empty tank and AAA on the way, I decided to jump into the bay side to cool off. It was absolutely beautiful! The water was very warm and quite shallow. There were a few families around, not too many to seem busy but it was nice to feel sort of a safe vibe.
While I went swimming James prepared lunch. Waiting for help wasn’t so bad since we had activities to keep us busy. By the time we were filled up with gas and then settled in our parking spot everything for lunch had been prepped and just had to be cooked and assembled.
After lunch we headed to the ocean side of the island for a different experience. The ocean is only visible once crossing over the dunes, and the water is much cooler. The waves are significantly larger and the water becomes deeper much quicker. The day we went there were some people but it was not crowded.
One of the most amazing things about Assateague is the wild horses. Very rarely in the wild can you find horses like this. They walk among the campers and visitors and although it isn’t recommended to approach them, they may approach you. Here is a link to a video of them!
Time for an update on the mobile home! It was adorable when we first got it, but after we are done with a few custom updates it will be perfect for us! Right now I would say we are about halfway done renovating, which is good because we hope to shove off towards the west coast in as soon as two months!
Here are some photos of the progress::
For the interior walls we went wth tangerine. Second chakra aligned and activated!
Painting around the prayer flags
400w solar setup. Having solar power was very important to me as it allows us to live off the grid!
The finished cushions. This one came out a little loose but some of the others were sooo tight, so there is balance in everything.
Halfway through with the backsplash! I wanted rainbow colored smart tiles and we got them, thanks Amazon and Ebates!
We are cactomaniacs, and we make curtains.
My vintage 1985 Singer, thank you mom!
I taught this boy how to sew 😊
So that’s it for now! We have several more projects and dreams to work on, I’ll keep you updated!