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The Sun Sets on The Good Life

Instructors, Instructor

When you hit it right, a sunset at Corny Beach in July is the backdrop for something amazing. Throw in a luxurious picnic with fresh caught grilled white fish, locally raised pulled pork sandwiches, and a spread of local cheeses, berries, and smoked......Read More

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Insights from the Apostle Islands

Yaz, Participant

Greetings from Potter’s farm! After returning from our 6-day kayak expedition around the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, we snuggled into warm beds and rested our tired arms. Now refreshed and showered, I felt compelled to share some insights......Read More

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The Apostle Islands

Simon, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Family, Many apologies for the sudden silence on our yak board. Our group moved into their expedition phase of the course on Thursday, striking out from Potter’s Farm at 7 am to Cornucopia to get geared up and hit the water.......Read More

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On to the Draw

Yaz, Participant

Some group members woke up not so bright and very early to enjoy our last sunrise on Madeleine Island. “It was great,” said one of the view. “There were so many frogs out,” said another, “I would catch them if I didn’t have a cut on my......Read More

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Photos From Madeline Island

Simon, Dragons Admin

We made our second big transition from Bad River up to Madeline Island. Here are some photos of our time which was marked by saying goodbye to April, our basket teacher and mentor, conducting our midcourse process, and beginning our chapter focused......Read More

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Photos from the last three days

Simon, Instructor

With a week behind us, it feels a lifetime we’ve been together on this journey. Orientation allowed us time and space to build the foundation of a group contract, begin sharing individual life maps, align expectations, and ensure everyone is......Read More

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a day in the good life

brooke ross, Participant

Yesterday, Monday the 12th, the group woke up, ate breakfast, and was on their way to continue their baskets. We got further in the weaving process and learned how to make the base and sides of the basket stable. After about two hours creating our......Read More

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Black Ash Tree Harvest

brooke, Participant

Today, we started our first day of basket-making led by April Stone, an expert indigenous basket weaver. We started by visiting the forest where we found a beautiful black ash tree that we chose to harvest. Before cutting down the tree, the group......Read More

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Loving Life!

Benjamin Lee, Participant

Loving life! After a couple early morning wake-ups to serve as comfortable shocks to our teenage sleep schedules we had some great breakfasts (one made by one of our very own mini-pods) and started to gather some looks as to what life might look......Read More

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Our Drive Up From Minneapolis !

The 4 Badgers (Ben, Aida, Ruby, Logan), Participant

Hello there readers , We’re the members of (previously group 1) The Four Badgers and we’re here to tell you all about our drive up from Coldwater Springs, Minneapolis. We saw lots and lots and lots and LOTS of corn field (yikes,......Read More

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Welcome Ceremony at Potter’s Farm

The Instructor Team, Instructor

We arrived to Potter’s Farm to be welcomed by a delicious garden table spread with salads and shepherd’s pie from a local sheep farmer (aka Midwestern hot dish). Students ate copious amounts, and enjoyed a warm and beautiful evening......Read More

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Good life crew on the road

Simon, Dragons Admin

hello friends, All students are present and accounted for, currently playing Wisconsin Bingo and heading up deep into the Northwoods for the next four hours. We have hot dish and local ice cream waiting. It’s hot and muggy today, maybe we’ll get......Read More

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Hi!

Cricket Wier, Participant

Hi everybody! My name’s Cricket, I use she/her pronouns, and I’m from Texas. I’m 19 and I’ll be starting college at Bryn Mawr in the fall. I’m really into art, literature, TV/movies, disability rights, and writing. Some......Read More