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Title: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: MaineShark on February 25, 2011, 11:46 AM NHFT
Anything going with Burning Porc, for this summer?  Wasn't sure what might or might not be happening, since the Kannings are away...

I have some ideas, but I don't want to step on anyone's toes, if someone else already has it all planned out...

Joe
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on February 25, 2011, 12:43 PM NHFT
There is a plan. Just working on details.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Kat Kanning on February 25, 2011, 01:47 PM NHFT
Is it top-secret?
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on May 24, 2011, 04:47 PM NHFT
Any further updates / info?
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on May 24, 2011, 07:15 PM NHFT
Sorry about that! Yes. It's the week following  Porcfest. we won't have the use of the house and should be respectful of it's in inhabitants. We will have showers and portapotties and electricity(I'm pretty sure).
We are interested on getting feedback on ideas for events. Park your ideas here.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 25, 2011, 03:37 AM NHFT
We were talking about spreading out the party to all the different parts of Grafton, so we could handle more people.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: jerry on May 25, 2011, 06:44 PM NHFT
Will Zim be doing Tshirts?
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 26, 2011, 10:43 AM NHFT
maybe he is just painting his chest black this year
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on June 17, 2011, 11:41 AM NHFT
Does anyone know where the tarp for my 24 X 12 foot tent is?  It was last used at Jerry's for Appleseed. If we can't find it, we will cancel BP as there will be nowhere for people to congregate when it rains.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: ptb on June 17, 2011, 12:25 PM NHFT
I have a (used) 40x60 foot tarp if that would be helpful.  It has a couple holes, but if it was folded in half, you'd definitely have cover.

- Peter
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 18, 2011, 07:45 AM NHFT
I also hear that the peaceful assembly church has an area about 50x40 that people can relax in and stay dry. :)
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on June 18, 2011, 07:50 AM NHFT
A long walk from their tents
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 18, 2011, 09:53 PM NHFT
Is anyone planning on camping at the Hoyt Farm or are they disbursed?
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: jaqeboy on June 19, 2011, 05:18 PM NHFT
Sorry about that! Yes. It's the week following  Porcfest. we won't have the use of the house and should be respectful of it's in inhabitants. We will have showers and portapotties and electricity(I'm pretty sure).
We are interested on getting feedback on ideas for events. Park your ideas here.

I'll put it on the AltOrgs.com tour calendar - What dates? 27-? June?
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: John on June 19, 2011, 09:24 PM NHFT
Peaceful Assembly Church will be available for family friendly fun each late-afternoon and early-evening (3/4ish - 8/9ish.)
Possible family friendly movie nights. 9ish?
Cool Morning Yoga W, F, Sat.
Sunday morning Bible/Faith/Spiritual Study, 8:00.
Possibly open all day on Wed., Fri., Sat. and Sunday.
Music, games, library, etc.

Some family tenting.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: MaineShark on June 24, 2011, 12:55 PM NHFT
I have some friends with a brand new 20x30 tarp they are willing to lend, as well.

And several tents, if folks need them.

Joe
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on June 24, 2011, 02:36 PM NHFT
I'll be making up some batches of peanut butter cookies, and peanut butter fudge... Maybe we'll bring some other food too, depending upon motivation. ;-)

I can also do henna body-art on people, if there's interest, let me know in advance, as large designs take time/more materials... Let me know if you'd like to see some examples of my work.
Title: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on June 25, 2011, 06:39 PM NHFT
I was trying to get an idea of headcount, considering that I was planning on making some foodstuffs... even if not a specific "I'm showing up," does anyone know how many might be showing up? Thanks!
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: jerry on June 25, 2011, 08:24 PM NHFT
I have no idea how many will show up, but I've been handing out notices here at Porcfest and getting positive responses.   At least a dozen said they were definitely going to come.
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on June 27, 2011, 10:31 AM NHFT
Jerry-

Thanks for the reply... Since you were handing out notices, is there any sort of schedule that you know of? :-) I have a friend who was considering coming up this week, but was wondering what events might be going on, other than John's offer at the P.A. Church.
Thanks!

-Denise

I have no idea how many will show up, but I've been handing out notices here at Porcfest and getting positive responses.   At least a dozen said they were definitely going to come.
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on June 27, 2011, 11:01 AM NHFT
This will be a, pretty, much, do it yourself Burning Porcupine Festival. If someone has an idea for an event or trip, post it here and troll for responses.
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: jerry on June 27, 2011, 06:32 PM NHFT
This is Burning Porcupine Freedom Fest, not Porcfest. We don't need no stinking schedules. ;)

Check out WWW.BurningPorcupine.com (http://WWW.BurningPorcupine.com) for allegations
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: MaineShark on June 28, 2011, 08:59 AM NHFT
FYI, for anyone looking to attend, a friend has graciously offered a few tents for those who may not have their own camping gear.  Contact me for details.  Similarly, if you want a roof over your head, we have a camper available to rent.

Joe
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: MaineShark on June 28, 2011, 09:00 AM NHFT
FYI, for anyone looking to attend, a friend has graciously offered a few tents for those who may not have their own camping gear.  Contact me for details.  Similarly, if you want a roof over your head, we have a camper available to rent.

Joe
Title: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on June 28, 2011, 09:28 AM NHFT
Note: This isn't an attempt to organize a bunch of anarchists, just a means for folks who want to show up somewhere in the middle a way to connect with those who will be around... I'm just copying this from other posts / sites, contact the individuals or groups mentioned for more details on any event, no warranty is implied... :-) If anyone is planning a hike, trip to the lake, etc, let me know and I'll add it to the list, or just reply to the post!
******
All week: Camping at Hoyt. Peanut butter fudge at my house if anyone would like to acquire some... (may have cookies made too!)

Wed: Cool Morning Yoga at Peaceful Assembly, possibly open all day (Music, games, library, etc.).
Peaceful Assembly Church will be available for family friendly fun late-afternoon and early-evening (3/4ish - 8/9ish.)
Possible family friendly movie nights. 9ish?

Thurs: Peaceful Assembly Church will be available for family friendly fun late-afternoon and early-evening (3/4ish - 8/9ish.)
Possible family friendly movie nights. 9ish?
Evening gathering: TBD...

Friday: Cool Morning Yoga at Peaceful Assembly, possibly open all day (Music, games, library, etc.).
Peaceful Assembly Church will be available for family friendly fun late-afternoon and early-evening (3/4ish - 8/9ish.)
We'd like to host a movie night on Friday, starting around 6-ish... We're walking distance (around the corner of Slab) from Hoyt.

Saturday: Cool Morning Yoga at Peaceful Assembly, possibly open all day (Music, games, library, etc.).

Sunday: Sunday morning Bible/Faith/Spiritual Study, 8:00, Peaceful Assembly, possibly open all day (Music, games, library, etc.).
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: John on June 28, 2011, 11:26 AM NHFT
Visitor from Michigan arrived Sunday night... Stayed at Peaceful Assembly Church... He's now headed out to Keene...
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 28, 2011, 11:43 AM NHFT
he must be headed the wrong way for burning porcupine .... unless it has expanded in territory :)
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: John on June 28, 2011, 12:57 PM NHFT
He's scouting out NH (for his family)... Porcfest, Berlin, Grafton, and on.

Small tour of Grafton yesterday. Looked like nothing at all happening at Hoyt by late-afternoon.

Today here are some signs of life at Hoyt.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on June 28, 2011, 01:06 PM NHFT
We'd like to host a movie night on Friday, starting around 6-ish... We're walking distance (around the corner of Slab) from Hoyt.


Cool.
What kind of movie?
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: jerry on June 28, 2011, 03:31 PM NHFT
If there's any interest and an Appleseed instructor shows up we can treck over the mountain to Jerry's Place in southern tropical Grafton (8miles) for a mini-Appleseed.   No instructors?  We can shoot pistols an shotgun some clays.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: PassionatePantherrr on June 28, 2011, 06:53 PM NHFT
Cool.
What kind of movie?

We have a large collection... It'll have to be something somewhat child-friendly, as ours will be present. Among our collection of movies are SuperTroopers, Reefer Madness, (V for Vendetta would just be too violent for them), and others... if there's something folks would like to bring along, we can consider other viewing choices as well. :-)
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on June 29, 2011, 02:16 AM NHFT
The Bardo bus may roll in ... food and drinks.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on June 29, 2011, 07:24 AM NHFT
I would like to caution anyone coming that virtually nothing is ready. The area has not been mowed. We can't get the porta potties serviced. Dry firewood is unlikely.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: MaineShark on June 29, 2011, 07:34 AM NHFT
I have engineered logs in 30-pound bags.  $8/bag.

So that's one problem down.

Joe
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 29, 2011, 08:41 AM NHFT
cool
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on June 29, 2011, 08:47 AM NHFT
Peaceful Assembly Church (860 Main St. Grafton, Center) is always "kinda ready."  ;D

Family friendly environment.

Cell phone "hot spot" for many plans.

Let us know you'll be around.

Did Cool Morning Yoga today.

Closed from Thursday morning through late Thursday afternoon.
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: Jared on June 29, 2011, 12:42 PM NHFT
is it this weekend? if so, would i be ok to come by with the wife and kids for the day on saturday or sunday? i have yet to visit grafton
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: John on June 29, 2011, 03:20 PM NHFT
I think it makes sense to put the threads for this years Burning Porcupine together?

I don't know how to do it. Please help.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on June 29, 2011, 03:24 PM NHFT
Since part of the point of Burning Porcupine is to introduce folks to the way things are here in Grafton, please remember that Ivy's (weather permitting) pot luck bonfire happens every Thursday night in the summer.
Title: Re: RSVP's for Burning Porc 2011 ?
Post by: John on June 29, 2011, 03:26 PM NHFT
is it this weekend? if so, would i be ok to come by with the wife and kids for the day on saturday or sunday? i have yet to visit grafton


Yes and yes. :)
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 29, 2011, 03:51 PM NHFT
if it rains buckets does she boil potatoes?
hot and dry they make jerky?
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on June 29, 2011, 04:03 PM NHFT
Yes, Ivy does sometimes boil potatoes when it rains buckets, but I'm thinking that is not weather dependent.
And, not sure.
 ;D
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on June 29, 2011, 04:18 PM NHFT
Shower is working! Some mowing has been done, but not raked.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: jerry on June 29, 2011, 04:20 PM NHFT
I would like to caution anyone coming that virtually nothing is ready. The area has not been mowed. We can't get the porta potties serviced. Dry firewood is unlikely.

Don't listen to the curmudgeon.

The grass got mowed today.  Two of the4 porta potties are usable.  The firewood is drying nicely.
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on July 01, 2011, 09:28 AM NHFT
does she boil potatoes?

Excellent potato salad (and other good stuff) last night.
Also, PassionatePantherrr brought some of her peanutbutter fudge. HOW THE HECK did I not have some?

There is more info on BP scattered about on the internet. Too bad its not easier for people to find. :(
Seems like this is the transition year where BP moves out to the broader geographical area know as Grafton.
BP is very non-organized. :)
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: MaineShark on July 01, 2011, 09:31 AM NHFT
Also, PassionatePantherrr brought some of her peanutbutter fudge. HOW THE HECK did I not have some?

There's still some left, so swing by movie night...

Joe
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: John on July 01, 2011, 09:51 AM NHFT
I'll be going to the town office today to give them a recipe for the latest tax bill which they sent.

I'll return their top copy, which will be marked "Separation of Church and State!" and "Religious Exemption."

It will be a quiet and rather unceremonious event (next year may be different) but, if anyone wants to join me they are quite welcome.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: John on July 01, 2011, 10:05 AM NHFT
(next year may be different)


As in their government lawyer will have fixed the problem he has been creating for them; and they won't be hassling Peaceful Assembly Church any more.

Hey, I'm an eternal optimist.

Their own laws, common sense, and God are all on Peaceful Assembly Church's side. :)
Title: Re: Happenings / Events for BP 2011
Post by: John on July 01, 2011, 10:06 AM NHFT
There's still some left, so swing by movie night...


10/4 on that.
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 01, 2011, 03:16 PM NHFT
very cool
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: John on July 01, 2011, 04:38 PM NHFT
Some vistors from Louisiana and Texas spent the afternoon here at the Peaceful Assembly Church.

When I played "Down By The Riverside" for these guys, they not only knew the song; they sang along.
Yup, they knew the song from church. :)
Title: Re: Burning Porc 2011
Post by: John on July 02, 2011, 10:43 AM NHFT
I'll be at Peaceful Assembly Church most of today.

Painting multicolored fence, etc., etc.  ;D

Feel free to stop by.

 :sunny:

In years past we've played various games; softball, volleyball, kickball, etc. Is anyone thinking they might be interested in that sort of stuff this year? I'd probably stop what I'm doing and come by for a bit of that.