Thursday, June 17, 2010
Smallin's Cave, right here in our town, is a big-mouthed cave. One of the biggest. You have to go more than 500 feet into the cave before it gets pitch dark and the temperature reaches typical cave temperature of 58 degrees because so much light and heat come in through the entrance. Discovered by white men (actually, white man, Henry Schoolcroft) in 1818, it's been used by Native Americans for centuries. Not a lot of archeological or paleontological work has been done on it, so there are lots of opportunities for discovery. And Ben would love to make them!
By contrast, this modern "cave," is very warm these days -- around 120 degrees. We put in our "work share" at the farm last weekend. Letting Ben and Logan experience food production first hand is a greater benefit than the vegetables we pick up every two weeks.
This weekend is Rachel's graduation -- expect pictures. I'm very proud of her -- she has shown great perseverance in getting her bachelor's degree.