hot papermaking

it was HOT.
but my amazing students persevered. 
krista, emily, nancy and betsy
(and the amazing organizing nancy
has slipped away)
all beautiful, all so happy!
 a first at long ridge: 
drying paper on the sheep barn 
interior walls
 better sheets,
better and better
 expertise beginning
 some small moulds
 arbor vitae
 white cedar
 and then rain
 trial run for the arnold grummer press
 it rained on sunday
 cats and dogs
 and the weather finally broke
 too late for papermaking, 
but we did some grand work
 everyone can now
go home
and complete the entire process
and make their very own paper.