Early Planning for Vacation
The postulants will be getting away for a few weeks of vacation between their time in Postulancy and the beginning of Novitiate. Richard Goodin wants to do some camping and hiking along the Appalachian trail for a few of those vacation days, so he bought a kit including a tent and sleeping quilt. They are advertised to be very serviceable and extremely light weight. But, the items need to be cut out, sewn, and constructed. So Richard has been busy during his spare time learning how to run the sewing machine and how to use a needle. Friday night I took pictures of him threading and tying pieces of yarn through the quilt so that the insulation doesn't bunch inside the nylon casing.
Richard has also taken on the tasks of feeding the birds and the deer on our property. The squirrels are managing to play havoc with his bird feeders.
Life in the friary is interesting to say the least.