Outside is…

In April, we reposted a couple of things from Anande Ozark’s Facebook site. Anande lives here at Glomus commune and used the site to point out the advantages of outdoor living.

Trigger warning: Contains a picture of cut up meat that was too graphic for Facebook to publish without a warning.

Here is the first post:

It’s this next one that raised controversy:

Here is what came up on Facebook under this:

If you clicked on the picture you saw the original image, which was this somewhat bloody picture:

These were the only two pictures that Anande put in this series, but they are good reminders that not everything comes from the grocery store.

Outside is…

Dumpster Hauls Never Get Old!

Folks at the communes do a lot of dumpstering. Free food, much less waste in the world, active reusing, and the loveliness of surprise–you just never know what you will find. There are regular dumpstering posts on the Commune Life Facebook page and I am not going to bring most of them over here, but I really liked this one and it reached 443 people! Theresa is a master dumpster diver and puts out a lot of these posts. Here’s Theresa’s take on dumpstering.

With that many people looking at it, and 78 of what Facebook calls ‘Engagements’, it’s curious that the post only got one comment, and that one reminding us to be very careful:

PS For those who don’t know, ‘Dump-ra’ is the supposed god/goddess of dumpstering, and who you thank for the sweet surprises.

Dumpster Hauls Never Get Old!

Honk, Part One

Two and a half years ago, a bunch of communards invaded Somerville, Massachusetts, to be part of the Honk Festival. This six part series documents what they did. For the next six weeks (starting today), we will follow their adventures. In Part One, they leave East Brook Community Farm and head east, and arrive and go dumpster diving.

March forth!

Honk, Part One

Bonfires, Mushrooms, Cats, and Cults

Autumn at the communes.

From the Commune Life Instagram account

Bonfires, Mushrooms, Cats, and Cults