I was surprised to discover that Winnie had a blog. She is an amazing cook, so it should have not be a surprise that she blogs about cooking for 100 people at Twin Oaks. Her blog called Sustainable Sustenance for Existence
It also begged the question: What other blogs and social media presences are there in the community and shouldn’t i write a meta-blog about all of them?
Here’s the ones that i know of:
Also new to the scene is Reynaldo’s Dairy Instagram account, taking pictures of our most prosaic cows.
Running in ZK is the name of the community’s unofficial blog. It is ironically named, because one of the things you most often hear parents or primaries saying to our kids when they are in the dining hall (which is called ZK) “No running in ZK”. About a dozen Oakers contribute to this blog, which has been running since May of 2013.
Two of the Running in ZK contributors, adder and Keegan, have spun off on their own internet presence called Commune Dads which is actually a pod cast more than a blog site, but these things blur these days.
Commune Dads is up to its 6th podcast now (which is on the mixed blessing of grandparents). And while the lessons are drawn from commune life experience, as with many of the things we find here, important elements are exportable to mainstream life.
Pam was the garden manager for 20 years. She has written a book called Sustainable Market Farming and there is a blog site to support the book with the same name.
Last and certainly least is my blog, Funologist. First off, it is only about 20% about Twin Oaks. The other parts are on polyamory, the evils of nuclear power, Point A adventures to start new urban communities, impeding Trumps latest madness, or curious thought pieces on constructing super memes. This all said, I still get people who friend me on Facebook because they searched for communes and kept finding my stuff.
If Facebook is your preferred point of entrance to the world, we have several presences there, including:
- Twin Oaks Community
- Friends of Twin Oaks Community
- Twin Oaks Community Conference
- Twin Oaks Women’s Gathering
- Twin Oaks Hammocks
- Twin Oaks Community Foods
- Twin Oaks Flowers