Weekend Warriors

In the world I live in, and with many of the friends in my local circle, weekends are often just another couple of days to schedule life around – not overly special like with those who work at regular 9-5 jobs.  Many are creative types or work for themselves, thus allowing flexibility in their schedules.  However, my friend John falls into a more regular routine than most, so his weekends are often a mixed bag of work and fun, depending on what he hasn’t done during his normal work week.  He’s been a huge help to me for the last year, what with moving from my last place to my current one, and helping clear some of my property for the ‘elf house’ build.   He and his wife were my next-door neighbors for years, so we often walked daily with their dog, Ben – swapping stories, books, movies – or  whatever our minds thought to convey.

John and I have been somewhat weekend warriors the last couple of months, taking to the property often to clip grass, move wood, whatever we could do in the time allotted.  Scything is darn hard work!

Friend John whipping grass into shape!

Friend John whipping grass into shape!

Roughed in driveway took scythe about 3 hours

Roughed in driveway took scythe about 3 hours

On one recent weekend, however, we made our way up to see Bread & Puppet before the season ended and then dropped over to Parker Pie for a bite.  It was a gorgeous Sunday – so no sense wasting it all on work!  Bread and Puppet are always a treat, taking to turning current local or national political news into a fun and often jeering jab at the status quo.  It’s something you can only appreciate fully by being there and hearing all the announcements made for each group of puppets, but (hopefully) the pics I offer will convey some of the political satire we enjoyed this fine day.

B & P's Illustrious Creator -- Peter Schumann

B & P’s Illustrious Creator — Peter Schumann

The B & P Mobile

The B & P Mobile

Headline fodder

Headline fodder

A better way to say it

Hmmmm – maybe a better way to put it?

Reality check - the playing ground is NOT level!

Referencing the HIGHLY unlevel economics of the 99% vs. the 1%

B & P's reference to the 99%

B & P’s reference to the 1%

Can you guess what this refers to?

Can you guess what this refers to?

Our voters and political system in a nutshell

Our voters and political system in a nutshell

Liberals?  Progressives?

Liberals? Progressives?

A sore point for many Vermonters!

A big issue for many Vermonters at the moment

The Peace Activists Rebuttal

The Peace Activists Rebuttal

A good old fashioned Vermont argument!

Representing a good old fashioned Vermont argument, maybe?

A little light pagentry

A little light pagentry

The butterflies are FREE!

The butterflies are FREE!

The B & P Auditorium

The B & P Amphitheater

After the main show was done (it often continues on and on and from field to field), John and I visited the ‘memorials in the woods’ of those who’d been part of the B & P family and have passed on.  A fitting end to this post, I might add!

A little elf structure

An artful little elf structure

An open air elf house

An open air elf house

Log elf house

Log elf house

'Pirate' John playing in this colorful elf house

‘Pirate’ John playing in this colorful elf house

Birdhouse elf house

Birdhouse elf house

Round elf house

Round elf house

'See-through' elf house

‘See-through’ elf house

Let your dreams begin ...

Let your dreams begin …

 

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About Wendy

I'm a wee little creative elf working on my wee little elf house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
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