Miss October ’09

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Interview with Miss October.

(Yes, Tastilicious is no spring chicken)

Here’s a taste of the conversation:

Name: Tastiliscous

Breed: Cochin Bantam

Interviewer: I’m sitting by the fire pit at the Hostel in the Forest. Across from me the splendid and pleasantly plump Taste-alicious is perched a top the arm rest of a low to the ground wood backed bench.  Her relaxed mannerism is soothing off the back.

Interviewer: How do you do today Tasty?

Tasty: Well honey let me tell ya I couldn’t be peachier.  With the rainy season being so active, the grubs and bugs and crickets in the thickets are in full swing, and Oh Lord have I been eating like a queen…Buckaaaa!”

You may be wondering where all of this delightful conversation occurred. It’s a magical place called Hostel in the Forest.

The rest of the interview can be found here.

I ran across this interview while investigating a workshop on mead-making and other delights called “Ethnobotanical Intensive with Mycol Stevens & Marc Williams

You will remember Mycol Stevens from the “Living off the Grid” article here on Elephant Journal. Mycol told me about this event last night at a pot luck dinner at the Zen Hostel, in Gainesville, FL. He said it tended to fill up so I called to make a tree house reservation. Yep, lucky me – I found space available and made a reservation with the hostel’s manager, Faryn (pronounced like Sharen).

Notice a pattern here? Well, if anything, it’s about serenity, beautiful places, good food and chi. It’s about healthy living, learning new things, and investing in yourself rather than stuff that weighs you down. Remember: “Everything you own, owns you back!” That’s straight from the mouth of Ron Rakow.

Mycol told me about Hostel in the Forest and I looked it up on Google Maps. Amazingly beautiful, check out the area from a satellite view.

Well, that’s the heads up on Miss October ’09 and the Hostel in the Forest…the Zen Hostel and Living off the Grid.

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About Michael Levin

Michael loves sharing what he's learned about organic lifestyles like living off the grid and bicycle commuting. He calls it "lifestyle entrepreneurship". He's into organic gardening, mindful living, and realizes that we only have this life and each other. His favorite quote is "The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both." (James A. Michener)


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