Friday, June 8, 2012
A Poem by Tom Marc
It’s the time to think about Wildacres
Learning from the worlds’ best fire makers
Convection, radiation, thermal mass and unburned gas
This is the only place you’ll get this class
Getting the most heat from a piece of wood
Less pollution, less cost, more heat- all good.
Our gracious hosts Kathryn, Kiva and Mike,
making sure that everything is just right
Listen for the bell- 3 squares a day in the mess hall
So good, you want to eat it all.
You’ll learn from the best, with bricks, limes, and clays
From master masons, you’ll see the best ways
To build beautiful heaters of stone, mortar and bricks
You can be sure to learn a few tricks
Top down fires, refractory clay, cement and the EPA
All these and more at the annual meeting of MHA
With Soapstone, bricks, sand, and clay
Shovels, trowels and levels, grown men and women play
In 6 days you can build a Contraflow
Man, you should see that thing glow.
An then there is also the five run
A big honkin’ heater, what fun.
And don’t forget the Tulikivi,
So velvety smooth, blue and pretty.
Wild contraptions like the Rocket stove
Seen a 30’ horizontal chimney bench before?
There’s also a giant bake oven for Pizza Party Day
Thin crust pizzas and beer, there’s no better way
The amazing pizza, thin crisp and chewy
You can be sure there’s always plenty
Five heaters all a glow, drinks – free flow
Warms your heart, body and soul,
Heaters yes, surely Works of art
Keeping fires burning in our home’s hearts
A crazy beautiful cast of characters from all over the world
Gather to see smoke from chimneys unfurl.
Marty, Lars, Norbert, Pat, Tom, Worm and Jeff
Your sides gonna hurt, when too much you laugh
The Blue ridge Mountains, fog, mist, rain, and sun
You’re guaranteed to have some fun
Sweet music has filled the hollow the last few years,
Radiant Heat Ramblers sweet strings, candy for the ears
The MHA, it’s about wood, not coal
Chopping renewable resources is good for the soul
Camaraderie up on the Airy Mount
For 15 years, too many good times to count
Learn About Guatemala and Masons on a Mission
Building clean burning cookers, reducing disease and pollution
Times are tough, it’s true
Wildacres will be a rewarding break for you
A talented group of masons will inspire
To once again connect to the “ Spirit of the Fire”