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2012: Looking Back & Preparing Ahead

It’s been such a busy summer, filled with weekly plantings of our spring starts, afternoons (and mornings) spent watching the monsoons storms follow the edge of the Mogollon Rim, and hours spent exploring the desert lands that surround us.  Furthermore, we’ve spent the last few months preparing for Russell and Margo’s Commitment Ceremony & Celebration (held on the Autumnal Equinox), which required us to build 9 individual trestle tables (over 70′ of table space), level a space near our vineyard space to hold the Celebration dinner, and do other work to make the event a success.

Now that we’ve entered Fall, we’ve been able to shift our focus back onto House Mountain and have been diligently working on rolling out our new, local product line of handcrafted toys and tools, as well as all of the other awesome natural living supplies/art items that we carry.  With the trestle tables completed, we have been busy creating wooden block sets, beautiful tanagram puzzles, drying screens, beehives, and many of the other items that can be found under the toys/tools/supplies sections of our website.    Additionally, we have been making connections with many local and regional shops & galleries, in order to make our woodworking and natural living supplies even more accessible to people in our area.  At this point, we are very grateful for the support given to us by Connolly’s Farmers Market and Sedona Knit Wits and hope to have our items available at more places locally in the near future!

Related to our future plans, we plan on setting up a booth outside of Connolly’s Farmers Market (81 Saddlerock Lane, Sedona, AZ) on Saturday, October 13th, Sunday, October 21st and on Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th.  Please come by and check out our market booth and support Connolly’s!  Hope to see you there!  Beyond continuing to work in our studio (which is open by request – just email us to set up an appointment) and tabling at Connolly’s throughout October, we will also be naturally dying yarns, planning educational events for December/January, and posting MORE on our website/blog about our life here in the pinyon/juniper forest.

Thank you for your continued support and please check back regularly for updates!  If you feel inclined to do so, feel free to leave a comment to let us know what you enjoy, find interesting our would like to see more of.  We love the feedback and always enjoy hearing about the happiness people receive from the work we are doing.

Until next time,

Russell Crawford – House Mountain Collective