Not much happened today at MCS. Because it was Sunday, students were free to enjoy the day, catch up on schoolwork and bike to the local supermarket. Before the day started for most MCS’ers at ten, a few early risers were up to help with chores at the farm at seven. An hour later, a few intrepid students and faculty met down at the waterfront for a polar bear dip. The campus truly awoke when the entire MCS community convened in the Wallace center for a student-prepared brunch consisting of potatoes grown at Chewonki’s Saltmarsh Farm, Veggie-and-cheese omelets (with farm eggs), and excellent blueberry muffins. After brunch, students went their separate ways.
Today was a mild, sunny, cloudless day on Chewonki Neck so students could be seen relaxing around the campus doing homework and talking. Others went hiking or running and a few worked out in our small weight room. Dinner consisted of leftovers from throughout the week. A bit of excitement was added to our meal by the sighting of a pileated woodpecker in the black cherry tree outside the windows of the dining hall.
As we write, students are retiring to their study spaces to finish up their work and prepare for the week ahead. Summer is beginning to turn to fall here at Chewonki and soon students will be lighting their wood stoves at night. The sun is setting off the water. Tonight’s forecast calls for frost.
Katy Bartzokis, Los Angeles, CA
Matteo Bessone, Mamaroneck, NY