schirin oeding

under a peregrine star


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Mountain Days

Phew! It’s been such a long time since I was here last.  I’ve been in the Swiss Alps for a little less than a month now. We’ve been making hay almost every day, up on the high, lush fields of these mountains. Every morning, I take care of some goats, milking and feeding them, and letting them out of their tiny barn into a huge, steep field where they spend their days climbing and grazing and sleeping among some rocky outcroppings. When there’s time, I hike. The days have been flying by…

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Have a beautiful day!

xo


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Tell Me Something That You’re Afraid Of

Looking down after climbing a mountain in northern Vermont.

Looking down after climbing a mountain in northern Vermont.

In 2011, I took part in an audio-documentary-making workshop at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT. I took the course in preparation for putting together a series of recorded interview with Vermont beekeepers as part of my bachelor’s thesis. During the workshop, I did a practice run. Out on the streets, I asked people to share with me something that scares them. Here is a smattering of what they told me.

What are you afraid of? xo