The people who were drawn to Open Land all had much in
common, one major thing being the desire -- for one reason or another --
to get "back to the land" and live a life free of the rigidity of
mainstream society, and to feel and live life in its more natural state.
There were sages and seers, gardeners and builders, lovers and
musicians, poets and orators, parents and partiers, geniuses and
scholars, old soldiers and survivors, hippies and trolls, mystics
and drop-outs and a cowboy or two.
Most sported full tans, because clothing was always optional on the
People gravitated into groups, which became 'neighborhoods,'
each with their own unique personality.
There were families of few and many, couples and singles. All
these could change in a heartbeat, and many times did.
People visited, and shared, or stayed home in the woods , just
"being" or performing and perfecting basic skills such as
cooking on woodstoves, splitting wood , home improvement and
"making do" .
Special occasions occurred often, and included steam baths, a
feast -- and always music. Much fun could be had by all -- and was!