Monday, February 1, 2016

Invasion of the 2nd Lieutenants

There are two basic categories of military personnel who participate in the Valhalla Project's many different programs. 

First there are the veterans who have left the service and are transitioning into their new civilian lives. They can stay at Valhalla for up to three months while deciding where to live, what kind of jobs they would like to find, and otherwise adjust to life after military service.

The second category of participants are active duty service men and women who want to learn about homesteading while pitching in with projects to support their veteran brothers and sisters.

An example: a dozen Second Lieutenants from Fort Leonard Wood had a very wonderful time here at the Valhalla Project in January -- and finally managed to wear out little pup Loki in the process!

They designed and built an extension on the DeToy Sheep Chalet, helped give each of the goats a much-needed manicure, stacked firewood like mad in preparation for the coming storms, ate a lot, then ate some more, straightened an enormous gate post and pinned it into place with an oversized plank, played with the dogs, went hiking, caught the first really big fish out of Valhalla's Kephart Pond, laughed, ate, swept and cleaned, told countless stories and lies in front of the fireplace, had a huge no-hangover party while making their own breakfast from scratch, built an amazing permanent Legacy flower bed with a rock border, zoomed around in the Viking, and completely wore the dogs out.

Good times had by one and all!

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